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Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels

It’s 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 people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked to a wide range of diseases. Raising vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed. Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages our Brooks chiropractic patients to know and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is sure 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Brooks chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic benefits Brooks chiropractic patients with these conditions.

BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS

Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D is shown 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 same 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic acknowledges how these benefits are worth the effort our Brooks chiropractic patients would accept to elevate 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 greater than 20 ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was seen within the first 30 days of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side finding in this study: It’s difficult to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106 study women followed the directions for the 3 months of the study! (6)

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Soft Health and Healing Clinic explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels. 
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