Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14% of the world population has poor vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked to a varied range of diseases. Raising vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages our Ottawa chiropractic patients to know and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is confident 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 breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic 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 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) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Ottawa chiropractic care at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider benefits Ottawa 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 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 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) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider sees how these benefits are worth the effort our Ottawa 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 those with levels of greater than 20 ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen within the first 30 days of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An interesting side finding in this study: It’s hard to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106 study women took the recommended supplements for the three months of the study! (6)

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Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment today to contribute locally to reducing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider looks forward to your visit!

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels. 
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