Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14%
of the world population 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 wide range of diseases. Improving
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Lakeshore Chiropractic encourages our Two Rivers chiropractic patients to know
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Lakeshore Chiropractic is certain that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is correlated
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-related
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) It responds well to vitamin
D3 supplementation. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Lakeshore Chiropractic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being influenced by vitamin D status too. Two Rivers
chiropractic care at Lakeshore Chiropractic benefits Two Rivers 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 propose
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 level
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Lakeshore Chiropractic sees how
these benefits are worth the work our Two Rivers
chiropractic patients would undertake to elevate
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed that taking
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by those with levels of more than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was seen
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It’s hard
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants took the recommended
supplements for the three months of the
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alongside Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps a chiropractic patient's health
Schedule your Two Rivers chiropractic appointment now
to make an impact locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Lakeshore Chiropractic looks forward to seeing you!