a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 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 connected
to a varied range of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Chiropractic Associates encourages our Preston chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Chiropractic Associates is confident that positive health benefits
will ensure 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 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 too.
(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-related
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) It responds well to vitamin
D3 supplementation. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) Chiropractic Associates
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Preston
chiropractic care at Chiropractic Associates benefits Preston chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING 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 eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Chiropractic Associates sees how
these benefits are worth the work our Preston
chiropractic patients would accept 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 those with levels of greater than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was witnessed
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side finding in this study: It is difficult
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 decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Chiropractic Associates looks forward to seeing you!