Facts & Statistics

  • Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 40% of the population worldwide.

  • Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, breast cancer; and deficiencies have also related to diabetes and obesity.

  • Chronic vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight.

  • Obtaining sufficient vitamin D from natural food sources alone is difficult.

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Vitamin D and Health

Maximizing Vitamin D from Safe Sun Exposure

The amount of the sunshine vitamin that you make depends on your skin colour and age – those with darker skin and the elderly make less from the sun. Time of year and location are also important factors.

Exposing our skin to the sun puts us at risk of developing a sunburn, but the amount of time we can spend in the sun before this happens varies based on skin type, environmental setting, and the UV index. If the amount of time you need to spend in the sun to get enough vitamin D exceeds your safe sun time, sunshine isn’t your best bet

VITAMIN D: KNOW YOUR NUMBER

Are you D deficient?

Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet, even without symptoms, too little vitamin D can pose health risks. Here are signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

  • Getting Sick or Infected Often
  • Fatigue and Tiredness
  • Bone and Back Pain
  • Depression
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Bone Loss
  • Hair Loss
  • Muscle Pain

Side effects of too much vitamin D

Vitamin D toxicity is usually caused by megadoses of vitamin D supplements — not by diet or sun exposure.

  • Elevated Blood Levels
  • Elevated Blood Calcium Levels
  • Nausea, Vomiting and Poor Appetite
  • Stomach Pain, Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Bone Loss
  • Kidney Failure

The Latest Tech To Meet Your Vitamin D Goals

To prevent vitamin D deficiency, it is essential to keep track of your vitamin D production. One method is to use QSun to track personal vitamin D intake from the sun, vitamin D rich food, and supplements. QSun aides your lifestyle choices by keeping track and logging your vitamin D intake to meet healthy vitamin D levels for the day. Learn more

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