Vitamin D deficiency: 10 symptoms you should not ignore

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Vitamin D deficiency: 10 symptoms you should not ignore

At Goldea Health we have a real fascination for the wonderful effect of the sun on our health. One of the most enchanting vitamins is without a doubt vitamin D. This plays an essential role in our body and cannot be ignored! Join us on this inspiring journey into the world of vitamin D deficiency and discover how you can balance your body.

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What do you need vitamin D for?

Let’s start with a little vitamin D knowledge! Vitamin D (also a hormone) is like a building block for a strong and healthy body. It supports the absorption of calcium, keeping our bones firm and our teeth radiantly white. But that’s not all! This vitamin has a positive effect on the immune system and plays an important role in maintaining smooth muscles. A real all-rounder!

How do you recognize a vitamin D deficiency?

Did you know that in winter 60% of the Dutch have a vitamin D deficiency? (Source: here).

Believe it or not, a vitamin D deficiency can manifest insidiously. But we help you recognize the signals.
Do you often feel tired and exhausted? Do you suffer from muscle pain and weakness for no apparent reason? You may also notice that your mood and mood fluctuate like a roller coaster ride. These are some of the possible signs that your body is crying out for some extra vitamin D love!

What is low a vitamin D level?

Let’s take a moment to consider what a low vitamin D level actually means. It is important to understand what the recommended levels are and how we can strive to optimal health. Knowledge is power so dive into the signs and symptoms with us!

10 signs and symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency

  1. Fatigue: Do you often feel exhausted and lethargic? A deficiency can significantly reduce your energy levels.
  2. Gloom and mood swings: Do you notice that your mood often takes a roller coaster ride? It plays a role in the production of serotonin, the ‘happiness hormone’, so a deficiency can affect your mood.
  3. Muscle pain and weakness: If your muscles complain and protest after light exertion, this may be a sign of a deficiency.
  4. Diseases and infections: A well-functioning immune system is essential to stay healthy. It plays an important role in this and a deficiency can make you more susceptible to infections.
  5. Low back pain: A too short is associated with chronic low back pain.
  6. Painful bones and joints: Painful bones and joints can indicate a deficiency of this vitamin, which in turn affects calcium absorption and bone health.
  7. Poor sleep: A good night’s sleep is essential for our well-being, and it can play a role in regulating our sleep-wake rhythm.
  8. Hair loss: Do you notice that you lose more hair than usual? A deficiency of this vitamin can affect the health of your hair follicles.
  9. Weight gain: If you gain weight for no apparent reason.
  10. Concentration problems: The ability to concentrate and focus may decrease.

Natural production:

Did you know that we have our own vitamin D factories? All we have to do is let the soft rays of the sun warm our face!

Daily sun exposure can help maintain our vitamin D levels. But of course, as with everything in life, balance is essential. We do not need sunburn against these healing sun rays, this blocks our vitamin D production!

Causes of a vitamin D deficiency

Unfortunately, there are factors that can inhibit or even block our vitamin D production. Work/family life can often keep us in its grip, so we spend less time outdoors. The use of sunscreen also blocks the production of vitamin D.

But we have a secret weapon! By making smart choices and being aware of our exposure to sunlight, we can support our body in the production of this precious vitamin.

Unfortunately, there are factors that can inhibit or even block our vitamin D production. Work/family life can often keep us in its grip, so we spend less time outdoors. The use of sunscreen also blocks the production of vitamin D.

5 sun tips:

  1. Preferably go straight into the sun in the morning, this light is nice for your circadian rhythm and you can not burn yet.
  2. Start slowly and let your body get used to the sun. This is possible as soon as the spring sun appears.
  3. Know your skin: adjust the time and hours of sunshine to your skin type, color phase and UV index.
  4. If you do go on holiday and lie down and bake. Then use a natural sunscreen. We choose Dr. Hauschka sunscreen.
  5. Finally: eat as pure as possible. Keep your focus on food that protects from the inside out: see this blog for tips.

People with increased need for vitamin D

There are specific groups of people who are particularly susceptible to vitamin D deficiency. So if you belong to one of these groups, listen carefully!

  • Pregnant women.
  • People with naturally tinted skin has.
  • People who are not outside every day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Children up to 3 years.
  • Women with fair skin from 50 years.
  • Men with fair skin from 70 years.
  • People who do not supplement vitamin D in the winter months.

Supplement advice

We hear you thinking, “Which supplements are right for me?” Here’s the answer!

It is best to establish a personalized schedule for vitamin D supplementation. And our orthomolecular therapist can help you with this, because we give you personal and free advice. This way you are assured that you are getting the right dosage and form of vitamin D that suits your needs.

Do you already want to order a supplement? That’s possible!


You have the key to a radiant and energetic life at your fingertips. By listening to the signals from your body and being aware of your exposure to sunlight, you can embrace the power of vitamin D and take your health to the next level.

Whether it’s enjoying the sun’s rays on your face or supplementing with supplements, every step contributes to a healthy and energetic life!


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