Warning signs of Vitamin D deficiency

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Sunny days are in short supply with winter here, and that means many people aren’t getting enough Vitamin D.

Warning signs of Vitamin D deficiency include mood changes, muscle weakness, fatigue and bones becoming thin or brittle.

Research is also being conducted on the role Vitamin D plays in insulin production and disease prevention as well.

The Cleveland Clinic says the vitamin is essential and that knowing whether you need to increase your levels is just a matter of a simple blood test. If you’re found to be deficient, supplements are available.

In terms of getting enough of the so called “sunshine vitamin” from your diet, certain foods like salmon, tuna, sardines, mushrooms, egg yolks and milk fortified with Vitamin D can help.