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 connected
to a varied range of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Vancouver Disc Centers encourages our Vancouver chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Vancouver Disc Centers is confident that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED 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 plays a key role 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 effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Vancouver
chiropractic care at Vancouver Disc Centers benefits Vancouver 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 for 3
weeks straight alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Vancouver
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
poor vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women showed 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
within the first 30 days
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study participants did what they were to do for the three months of the
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Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Vancouver Disc Centers looks forward to seeing you!