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Vitamin D and Your Health

Normal humans have the natural ability to produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D and calcium absorption work together in your body since according to, vitamin D is needed to help absorb, carry and deposit calcium in the bone that supports your teeth. It also regulates the in musculoskeletal health through the mediation of calcium absorption and mineral homeostasis. Vitamin D is key to maintaining healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis. Your levels of vitamin D is an indicator of your overall health because vitamin D is linked to almost every system in your body. Mayo Clinic reports that although the amount of vitamin D adults get from their diets is often less than what’s recommended, exposure to sunlight can make up for the difference.

Thought getting enough sunlight is important, it is also important to get the right kinds of food. Mayo Clinic reports that this is particularly true for people who are obese, have a dark skin tone, and who are over the age of 65. Vitamin D deficiency can harm your mental health and can raise your risk for other often life-threatening diseases and conditions, including:

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The American Heart Association recommendations to reduce your risk of heart disease by maintaining a healthy weight, working out, and eating a diet packed with foods like lean meat, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Like everything in life, if you have too much of something, it can potentially be harmful. The National Institutes of Health reports that when the amounts of vitamin D in the blood get too high, can be very damaging to the body, especially to the kidneys. Signs of vitamin D toxicity include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss.  It is recommended that you contact your healthcare provider for any concerns you might have about vitamin D. Cataleya Aesthetics in San Jose is here to provide you with the information you need to take the next step in your health journey. We educate about patients and help them design meal plans that can help them fuel their body in the right way. Call us at (408) 707-3300 to book a consultation today!

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