Why Does Saudi Arabia Have Such a Vitamin D Problem?
Today let’s talk about Saudi Arabia and vitamin D.
There was a meta-analysis between 2008 and 2015 that demonstrated that 63.5% of the population had a vitamin D deficiency. On top of that, 19.9% of the population had vitamin D insufficiency (a subclinical vitamin D deficiency). Together, this is 83.4% of the population that had a problem with vitamin D.
Saudi Arabia is also:
• 7th in the world for the rate of getting type 2 diabetes
• 4th in the world for the rate of getting type 1 diabetes
84% of the type of 1 diabetes cases in children showed a vitamin D deficiency. So, why is this such problem in Saudi Arabia? Well, there is traditional clothing typically worn in Saudi Arabia, that blocks the sun. But, there are other factors as well. Only 10% of the vitamin D you get comes from your diet. It’s almost impossible to get all of the vitamin D you need from your diet.
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms:
• High blood pressure
• Weak immunity
It may be beneficial, especially for those in Saudi Arabia, to start taking vitamin D supplements. If you do take vitamin D supplements, you may also want to take vitamin K2. For every 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3, consider taking 100 mcg of vitamin K2.
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