Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 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 connected to a wide assortment of diseases. Bettering vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages our West Des Moines chiropractic patients to check and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is confident that positive health benefits will ensure from this effort.

DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS

A rampant vitamin D deficiency is associated with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic, colorectal, kidney, breast 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-related to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test as to the success of the treatment. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified as being influenced by vitamin D status too. West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa benefits West Des Moines chiropractic patients with these conditions.

BENEFITS OF IMPROVING 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 alleviates symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees how these benefits are worth the effort our West Des Moines 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 patients with levels of more than 20 ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen as early as the first month of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An interesting side finding in this study: It is hard to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106 study women took the recommended supplements for the 3 months of the study! (6)

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Executive Chiropractic of Iowa explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels. 
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