Vitamin D deficiency symptoms warnings signs are usually muscle or bone pain.
How could someone have vitamin D deficiency if that person enjoys sunlight?
Things don’t work the simple way. I would expect while living in Australia there should be no need to even discuss this issue.
We need to take in account such as ability to convert sunlight into vitamin D. Fair skinned people have a better conversion rate.
While dark skinned or elderly people may require as much as five times more sunlight to get the same amount of vitamin D.
Half an hour of daily sun exposure can provide as much as 20,000 IU of vitamin D.
Once maximum levels of vitamin D had been established further conversion is blocked preventing possible toxicity from sun exposure.
Why should we worry about vitamin D deficiency?
It is important for absorption of calcium and phosphorus – it simply prevents calcium and other minerals to be excreted via kidneys.
These minerals as we know are important to our bones. Deficiency of vitamin D is associated with serious health problems such as cancers, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, depression, osteoporosis, muscle mass deficiency and many more.
If we have too much sunshine there is a danger of skin cancer. When not enough, there is a danger of vitamin D deficiency and all the consequences with it.
The best advice is to have plenty of sunshine early mornings or late afternoons.
Vitamin D deficiency is more frequent than thought. Though many countries supplement various foods such as milk, butter or cereals, it is still too common.
Foods high in Vitamin D:
Good vitamin D sources are cod liver oil, salmon, sardines, egg yolk. Otherwise vitamin D3 supplements should be recommended by the medical practitioner. This should be done after establishing vitamin D levels via blood test.