Astounding! 75% of U.S. adults are low in Vitamin D! (1) In India, low levels of Vitamin D are out of hand in over 50 year old folks while only 18.6% of people have normal bone mass. (2) Two-thirds of previously diagnosed osteoporosis patients have low Vitamin D levels. (3) Vitamin D is too valuable to be ignored. So, Chiropractic Care wants all of our Chicago chiropractic back pain patients to be sure they're getting enough Vitamin D!
Vitamin D is vital for your health: bones and bone mass, immunity enhancement, and even infection reduction and allograft rejection prevention after organ transplant. (4)
As a result, have your Vitamin D levels checked. What level is optimal? Nearly 30 to 32 ng/ml or above. (1) If you have Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or colitis, it's even more valuable as Vitamin D deficiency risk is higher for you. (5) And failed back surgical syndrome patients show Vitamin D deficiency, too. (6) One author just comes out and says that perhaps Vitamin D should just be given to everyone because of its huge deficiency for so many, its relatively inexpensive addition to daily life, and its strong benefits in treating so many diseases! (7) Good idea for many of our Chicago neighbors, too.
How much Vitamin D3 is safe? As much as 300,000 IU taken orally for 6 months! Crazy, huh? But one research paper says that this amount may safely and effectively correct Vitamin D deficiency in adolescents. (8) Another paper says that to achieve optimal Vitamin D status, daily intakes of at least 1000 IU or more of Vitamin D are required. (1) For osteoporotic patients taking pharmacologic therapy for their osteoporosis, higher doses of at least 800 IU daily is recommended. (3) Nutrition is one of Chiropractic Care's many chiropractic services.
So, contact Chiropractic Care for your next chiropractic appointment. Along with our spinal manipulation treatment, we'd be happy to talk with you about your Vitamin D status and how best you can reach the optimal level for you.