Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked
to a varied assortment of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Chiropractic Care encourages our Chicago chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Chiropractic Care is confident that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is associated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic
is related to 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. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Chiropractic Care
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status too. Chicago
chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care benefits Chicago chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is documented 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) Giving a daily equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Chiropractic Care sees how
these benefits are worth the work our Chicago
chiropractic patients would take on to elevate
poor vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women showed that consuming
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by those with levels of greater than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study women did what they were to do for the three months of the
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Schedule your Chicago chiropractic appointment today
to make an impact locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Chiropractic Care looks forward to seeing you!