Number 7 Darker Skin
Holy explains that if you have darker skin, you may need as much as 10 times more sun exposure to get the same amount of vitamin (D) as an individual with pale skin, he adds that your skin pigment acts as a natural sunscreen so the more pigment you have, the more time you need to spend in the Sun.
Many people don’t know that people who have dark skin are more at risk for developing a vitamin (D) deficiency, this is because MELANIN which helps prevent certain skin cancers like MELANOMA, and reduces the skins ability to provide vitamin (D) when responding to sunlight exposure.
People who have darker skin have more MELANIN allowing less sun exposure to enter the skin; this means that less vitamin (D) is produced in the body, in fact, older adults with dark skin are known to be at a higher risk of developing a vitamin (D) deficiency.
Number 6 Obese Overweight For High Muscle mass
Holick explains that vitamin (D) is fat-soluble, which means that the body will collect it so if you are overweight or obese your body will need a lot more vitamin (D) than the average person, the same goes for those who have a lot of muscle and body mass.
Number 5 Aching Bones
Olek says that many patients who visit their doctor and complain about aching bones and muscles are misdiagnosed for fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, it’s not an uncommon mistake, but what I recommend is that before the doctor diagnoses you, ask for a vitamin (D) blood test, just so you can rule it out if it comes back negative, Click next to see the rest of the article.