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 people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked
to a varied assortment of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Johnson Chiropractic encourages our Richmond chiropractic patients to know
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Johnson Chiropractic is sure that positive health benefits
will result from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is associated
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) Johnson Chiropractic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being influenced by vitamin D status too. Richmond
chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic benefits Richmond 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) Giving a daily equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Johnson Chiropractic sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Richmond
chiropractic patients would accept to raise
poor 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 patients with levels of more than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The rise was seen
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It is hard
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study women followed the directions for the 3 months of the
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Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now
to make an impact locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Johnson Chiropractic looks forward to your visit!