9. Childhood Deficiency of Vitamin D

Vitamin D Deficiency

It has been known that children born to vitamin D deficient mothers are at increased risk for type 1 diabetes, and it is associated with more asthma and allergies. Other findings say it can cause a delay in teething, breathing issues, muscle spasms, and an increase of rickets in these children.

8. Brain Health, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Brain Health

There are many vitamin D receptors in brain tissue, and they increase nerve growth in the brain. So vitamin D is very important for brain function, mental health, and preventing degenerative brain disorders. Seniors with low levels of D vitamin could double their risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

7. Adolescent Behavior Problems

Defiant Attitudes

Children and preteens, from ages 5-12, having more aggressive and “rule-breaking” behaviors have been found to have low vitamin D levels. It even appears to increase emotional issues and peer relationships.

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