Vitamin D deficiency
March 2017 - What a winter we have had!
It has been one of warmest winters recorded in Toronto. Although we were blessed with record breaking temperatures, we have had only a few sunny days. Unfortunately, the sun rays we do get in the winter months are not as strong when compared to the summer. This results in limited sun exposure for almost 6 months and thus reduces our Vitamin D levels.
Though we get Vitamin D in our diet, we depend on the sun to provide that extra boost. Vitamin D is critical for many of our body's functions including bone formation, mood, and immunity to name a few.
Check out this study, which concludes lower levels of Vitamin D can lead to chronic pain. Please consult a physician before taking Vitamin D supplements.