Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels

It’s a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 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. Raising vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed. Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to check and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is confident that positive health benefits will result from this effort.

DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS

A rampant vitamin D deficiency is correlated 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 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. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status as well. Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center benefits Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with these conditions.

BENEFITS OF RAISING 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) Giving a daily equal 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees how these benefits are worth the effort our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients would undertake to elevate poor vitamin D levels.

HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS

A study of healthy young women revealed that taking 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 raise. The elevation was witnessed 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 recommended! Only 67 of the 106 study participants did what they were to do for the three months of the study! (6)

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Spine & Sports Rehab Center explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels. 
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