Vitamin D plays a role in bone health, chronic conditions, and other areas of health, but deficiency is common. Vitamin patches can contain high doses of vitamin D to supplement what you get from your diet or due to sun exposure. This is why vitamin D is needed and how PatchAid Vitamin D Patches can help.
Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets in children because bones do not mineralize or harden properly. Vitamin D deficiency also causes bone symptoms in adults. The condition is called osteomalacia, or soft bones. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include:
- Muscle pain
- Muscle weakness
Severe deficiency may not be that common, but suboptimal levels are. If you are not sure what your vitamin D levels are like, you can ask your doctor for a referral. Vitamin D status can be tested in a simple blood test.
Importance of Vitamin D
Vitamin D has long been known for its role in bone health. Now, it is becoming clearer that vitamin D is involved in preventing chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and diabetes to cancer, high rates of infections, and some autoimmune diseases.
Vitamin D from Diet and Sunlight
A healthy diet can provide some vitamin D. Fatty fish and egg yolks are natural sources of vitamin D. Other sources are vitamin D-fortified milk and other vitamin D-fortified foods such as some breakfast cereals, orange juice, and non-dairy milk substitutes.
Your body can make vitamin D with enough exposure to UV radiation from the sun. However, it is best to use sunscreen regularly, which blocks UV exposure and can decrease vitamin D production.
Some individuals are at higher risk for not getting enough vitamin D or making enough from the sun.
- People on restricted diets
- People who live in northern climates
- People who have darker skin
- Older adults
- People who always use sunscreen and/or protective clothing when in the sun
Vitamin D Patches
Vitamin D patches contain over 5000 IU of vitamin D. The PatchAid Vitamin D3 and Calcium Patch is also high in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K2. The PatchAid Vitamin D3 and K2 Patch has magnesium and vitamin K2. This option is for people who may be getting calcium from other patches or sources and who do not needed extra.
- Calcium: needed for strong bones and proper nerve and muscle function.
- Magnesium: needed for proper nerve and muscle function, as well as normal energy production and maintaining a healthy mood.
- Vitamin K2: needed for proper blood clotting and strong bones.
PatchAid Vitamin D Patches are easy to use. They can stay on for up to 8 hours, and you can use them along with other PatchAid Patches, as long as your doctor agrees.
Maintaining proper nutrient status is important, and vitamin D is one of the most common nutrients of concern. Ask your doctor if your vitamin D levels are optimal and whether PatchAid Vitamin D Patches can be a good solution for you.