As Malaysia and many other countries struggle to control the Covid-19 pandemic, another health pandemic has gone under the radar: that of Vitamin D deficiency.
A scientific paper published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states, “Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a pandemic.” What is a pandemic? The World Health Organization defines pandemic as a ““an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people.”
This means that the Vitamin D deficiency pandemic has nothing to do with bacterias or viruses. Instead, it is simply a health problem that exists in all corners of the globe, affecting large populations of people.
The Prevalence Of Vitamin D Deficiency
Why is Vitamin D deficiency so prevalent worldwide? Well, a crucial reason provided by the study states that “Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and foods that are fortified with vitamin D are often inadequate to satisfy either a child’s or an adult’s vitamin D requirement.”
Nowadays, to combat Vitamin D deficiency, foods like milk are fortified with Vitamin D, meaning that they have additional Vitamin D added into the formulation.
The other way that we can get enough Vitamin D is through sunlight exposure. However, many people are simply unaware of this connection, and are thus spending far too much time indoors. The study found that “the lack of appreciation that sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans.”
Diseases Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D is crucial for bone and muscle health, as well as that of healthy immune function. This means that Vitamin D deficiency may cause:
- Increased risk of respiratory infections
- Increased risk of autoimmune diseases
- Increased risk of cancers
Vitaux Vitamin D Drops: The Solution For You And Your Child
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Our Vitaux Vitamin D Drops is registered with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and is used at leading hospitals in the country. Get yours today and experience the BaBydoc difference for you and your family!
Written by, Dr Ryner Lai