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 people 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 followed.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages our Ashburn chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is certain 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 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 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) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. Ashburn
chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn benefits Ashburn 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 suggest
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 level
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the work our Ashburn
chiropractic patients would undertake to raise
poor 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 greater than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was witnessed
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants took the recommended
supplements for the three months of the
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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about how nutrition added to the chiropractic treatment plan
alongside Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps a chiropractic patient's health
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment today
to make an impact locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks forward to your visit!