a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 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 linked
to a wide assortment of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages our Groton chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Hutter Chiropractic Office is certain 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 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 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-connected
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) Hutter Chiropractic Office
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being affected by vitamin D status as well. Groton
chiropractic care at Hutter Chiropractic Office benefits Groton 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) Providing a daily level
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) Hutter Chiropractic Office sees how
these benefits are worth the work our Groton
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 raise. The rise was seen
as early as 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 participants followed the directions for the 3 months of the
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Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment now
to make an impact locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Hutter Chiropractic Office looks forward to seeing you!