It’s a world-wide epidemic: low vitamin D levels. 14% of the world population has poor vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked to a varied assortment of diseases. Raising vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages our Nashua chiropractic patients to know and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels. Moriarty Chiropractic is certain that positive health benefits will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED 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 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-connected 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) Moriarty Chiropractic notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified as being influenced by vitamin D status as well. Nashua chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic benefits Nashua 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 for 3 weeks straight alleviates symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Moriarty Chiropractic sees how these benefits are worth the effort our Nashua chiropractic patients would accept to elevate 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 witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was seen as early as the first month 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 suggested! Only 67 of the 106 study women did what they were to do for the 3 months of the study! (6)
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Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today to contribute locally to reducing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! Moriarty Chiropractic looks forward to your visit!