What really happens when you're low on vitamin D
As we're (thankfully) nearing the end of winter, many people are expressing their gratitude at the impending return of more sunlight and vitamin D. If you're like me and live in the higher latitudes far from the equator, you've probably been told more than once that it's difficult to get enough vitamin D during the long, dark winters.
Still, it came as a surprise to me this winter when after six weeks of being sick and exhausted, my doctor ordered a vitamin D test and it turned out my levels were very low. In fact, they were low enough to warrant a vitamin D prescription! This led me to wonder how common this is throughout the world and what kinds of symptoms might clue you in to the fact that you're low on vitamin D. I spoke to doctors, dietitians, wellness experts, and fellow sufferers of low vitamin D to find out what really happens when your levels are low.