I talk alot about mental health, Which is part of the reason I’m talking about vitamin D deficieny. African americans skin don’t absorb viamin D from the sun because our melanin in the epidermal, the outermost layer of our skin make it challenging for the body to produce vitamin D from sun light.
So you want to make sure you are getting your vitamin D from other sources like vitamin supplents and foods with vitamin D.
- Fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, shrimp, and eel.
- Almond Milk
- Orange juice
- Fortified tofu
- Egg yolk
Benefits of Vitamin D:
- Healthy bones and teeth
- Strong immune and nervous system
- Better cognitive function
- Insulin level regulation
- Healthy pregnancy
- Infants health
- a decreased risk of asthma, dermatitis and eczema
- flu risk production by 50 percent.
Vitamin D deficiency can cause :
- Frequent sickness
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Orthopedic pain
- Muscle pain
- Delayed wound healing
- Bone loss
- Hair loss
With the current Covid 19 pandemic crushing us, I recently learned that african americans have a higher death rate, in some states such as Illinois and Louisiana, as much as 72%. Another thing I’ve learned is that most of the people who died from this virus were very low in vitamin D.
I am by no means a doctor, but in my research this is what I found, so I would encourage you to also do your own research.