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Calcium deficiency versus vitamin D deficiency

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.

In this video, Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor who specialises in healthy ketosis and Intermittent Fasting, explains the differences between a calcium deficiency versus a vitamin D deficiency.

As it happens, some of the symptoms of a calcium deficiency and a vitamin D deficiency are very similar; this could be because the calcium deficiency is being caused by not having enough vitamin D.

Symptoms of a calcium deficiency:

  • Numbness or tingling in the lips, mouth, fingers, or toes
  • Muscle spasms or aches
  • Confusion
  • Spasm in the throat
  • Stiffness
  • Tetany
  • Red spots

Things to keep in mind regarding a calcium deficiency:

  • Are you consuming dairy? We get a lot of calcium from dairy
  • Dark leafy greens contain calcium
  • Trout is high in calcium
  • Clams are high in calcium
  • Calcium channel blockers can potentially cause a calcium deficiency
  • Calcium is influenced by magnesium. Too much or too little magnesium could lead to a calcium deficiency
  • If you’re too alkaline, you’re not going to be able to absorb calcium
  • If you’re low in vitamin K2, calcium can’t be transported out of the joints or the blood

Symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency:

  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle aches (lower back pain)
  • Bone pain
  • Lowered immune system
  • Inflammation

A few things to keep in mind regarding a vitamin D deficiency:

  • Are you getting enough sun?
  • Fatty fish contains vitamin D
  • Being overweight, age and darker skin, are all risk factors for a vitamin D deficiency

View the original video here.

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