Vitamin D is the sunniest healthy vitamin we Richmond folks need! It balances us humans. It keeps our immune systems up. It keeps the body’s equilibrium - down to our very cells - balanced. A mission of our Richmond chiropractic care is balance. So let’s look at Vitamin D – what occurs when we don’t have enough of it and how we can increase it in our systems.
For starters, vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, so a low-fat diet may lend itself to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D impacts the absorption and storage of calcium and stimulates phosphorous absorption. It also determines how calcium binding proteins function in bone and kidneys which also depends on Vitamin K. (1) That’s a story for another week!
To follow that up, Vitamin D3 shortage is reported to lead to osteoporosis, cancer, immunological and infectious diseases. (2) Dietary intake of Vitamin D and calcium is lower in breast cancer patients. (3) Vitamin D may not be beneficial in reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (4) as of today’s research, but folks with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo benefit from better Vitamin D levels. Vertigo attacks did not repeat after supplementation with Vitamin D. (5) So Johnson Chiropractic encourages you to talk with us about your Vitamin D level at your next Richmond chiropractic visit and possibly upping it.
So get out in the Richmond sun, enjoy a nice dinner of salmon, and consider taking an easy capsule of Vitamin D! It’s one of the best things for us to do for our bones, kidneys, mood, immune system and much more.
Contact Johnson Chiropractic about your Vitamin D3 intake. We’re here for your Richmond spinal and nutritional health!
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