Just making a blog post about dehydration. I did post a full discussion on the effects of dehydration 1-2 years ago, but recently stumbled across some more information I do not recall reading before. Thought I would post it here to share, as well as have it in a central location for my future reference.
Most of you are probably aware that vitamin d is not a true vitamin, but more of a hormone, steroid hormone. I know personally, I have had a low vitamin d level for quite some time, despite my consistency in getting out in the sun daily and for a great deal of time. What I just read is that our bodies cannot make vitamin d if it is dehydrated on any level - outside or inside our cells. Many people around Hawaii often have low vitamin d despite their living in one of the best locations for good sunshine.
Basically, what I read is that the body cannot produce ample vitamin d when not properly hydrated. And, for many people, vitamin d is a problem. Low d causes several symptoms (read my discussion from 1-2 years ago) and dehydration could actually be a root cause of the low vitamin d.
I remember getting my vitamin d tested in July of 2014 and my level was barely at 20, despite just getting back from a beach vacation. I used to get heart palpitations after being in the sun for 10+ minutes. I always thought it was normal. Sounds like I have been dehydrated at the cellular level for quite some time. I remember the heart palpitations being in the sun as far back as the summer after high school, and I am not a young pup anymore. :)