How Does Vitamin D Deficiency Affect Your Body?

· December 12, 2014

Vitamins are extremely important for the proper functioning of your body. The deficiency or shortage of them causes conditions or changes in your health.

In this article, we will talk about vitamin D deficiency and its consequences. Vitamin D or Calciferol is useful in the correct formation of teeth and bones. It is also good for the proper functioning of your joints and nervous system.

Other Benefits

Its beneficial effects also include the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is necessary for hormone production and muscular and cardiac activity. It also helps you sleep and be in a good mood.

It helps in the proper absorption of proteins by the small intestine as well. Sun exposure helps your body produce and absorb vitamin D underneath the skin, although it is important to remember not to spend too much time in the sun (everything in moderation!)

You can also get vitamin D from both food and supplements. But you should always be careful not to abuse the recommended daily dose as the goal is to achieve a balanced, healthy amount of this vitamin — neither deficiency nor excess.


You can find this vitamin in foods like:

  • fish
  • milk
  • butter
  • egg yolk
  • tuna
  • sardines
  • liver
  • grains
  • cheese

This vitamin accumulates in your body as a reserve. Along with vitamin K, which is necessary for blood coagulation, these are the two vitamins that can be produced in your body. The other ones must come from your diet or supplements suggested by your doctor.

You can find vitamin K in leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, fish, liver, ground beef, grains, and eggs.

Lacking it Causes the Following Anomalies or Diseases

  • Bone deformations in small children
  • Cavities
  • Rickets: produces weak bones in children
  • Osteoporosis: weakens the bones, the person will be more prone to fractures
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Intestinal inflammation

Symptoms of a Lack of Vitamin D


The appearance of ulcers and cavities in your mouth, lack of vision, sleep disorders, swollen joints, etc.

An excess of this vitamin can cause digestive changes like diarrhea, vomiting, damage to your kidneys, liver, and heart, and a loss of appetite.

Because of all the consequences that a lack of certain vitamins can cause makes having a healthy and varied diet essential. Not consuming just one type of food but a variety will make your body able to take advantage of the benefits of each one so that they act synergistically in the proper functioning of every body part.

It is necessary for you to consult a nutritionist. Remember that your body is not the same or needs the same amounts of type of nutrients as someone else’s. We are all different and need a specific diet.

The diseases we mentioned above are very serious. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Start today by choosing healthier. If you have small children, you should encourage them to have a rich and healthy diet. They can’t eat whatever they want or what’s easiest just because they’re young.

Invest in your health and that of your loved ones today. Your body will reward it by being healthy and resistant, in which the passing of time passes without harmful deterioration. 


Always consult a professional that has studied the topic for years. Don’t listen to unproved advice that can be harmful to you later.

It’s important to know that vitamin supplements should only be consumed in a real case of deficiency. Remember that too much is not recommended either and harms your body.