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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 study reports that it affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected to a varied range of diseases. Improving vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture encourages our Peoria chiropractic patients to check and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is sure that positive health benefits will result 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 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 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) It responds well to vitamin D3 supplementation. Testing for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test as to the success of the treatment. (4) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status too. Peoria chiropractic care at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits Peoria 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) 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) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture acknowledges how these benefits are worth the effort our Peoria chiropractic patients would take on to elevate low vitamin D levels.

HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS

A study of healthy young women showed that taking 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 witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The rise 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’s hard to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106 study participants followed the directions for the three months of the study! (6)

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Schedule your Peoria chiropractic appointment today to make an impact locally to decreasing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture looks forward to your visit!

Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels. 
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