This video will provide more information about vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency. You will learn more about the most common symptoms of vitamin D deficiency and major risk factors.
Many people have low vitamin D levels, but very few of them are actually aware of this problem. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms usually occur late, so a person can be deficient for a long time without having any knowledge of it.
If you live in a cold country and your sun exposure is limited, you are at risk of getting vitamin D deficiency. Dark-skinned people are at greater risk, because darker skin needs to be exposed to sunrays longer. This can be very difficult in cold weather countries. You can talk to your doctor about other ways to get vitamin D. Some people use sun showers, but you should consult your dermatologist before you start using these.
You can consume more foods that contain this vitamin (eggs, animal meat, dairy products, and fish), but these foods cannot provide you with sufficient quantities of vitamin D. You will need supplements to fulfill your daily needs. Vitamin D3 supplements are more popular than vitamin D2 supplements, and they are considered more effective.