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
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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!