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Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels

It’s a world-wide epidemic: low vitamin D levels. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected to a varied range of diseases. Bettering vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages our St. Francisville chiropractic patients to check and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is certain that positive health benefits will follow from this effort.

DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS

A rampant vitamin D deficiency is correlated with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic, colorectal, kidney, breast is associated with low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are as well. (1, 2, 3) Vitamin D participates importantly in calcium homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-connected to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. St. Francisville chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville benefits St. Francisville chiropractic patients with these conditions.

BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS

Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D is shown to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers suggest that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit disorder, and autism. (1) Providing a daily level dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3 weeks straight lessens symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville acknowledges how these benefits are worth the effort our St. Francisville chiropractic patients would undertake to raise low vitamin D levels.

HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS

A study of healthy young women revealed that consuming calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of vitamin D by patients with levels of more than 20 ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The rise was seen within the first 30 days of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An interesting side finding in this study: It is hard to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106 study participants did what they were to do for the three months of the study! (6)

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Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today to contribute locally to reducing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville looks forward to your visit!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels. 
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