Vitamin D is the sunniest healthy vitamin we McHenry folks need! It balances us humans. It keeps our immune systems up. It keeps the body’s equilibrium - down to our very cells - balanced. A target of our McHenry chiropractic care is balance. So let’s look at Vitamin D – what arises when we don’t have enough of it and how we can increase it in our systems.
To begin with, vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, so a low-fat diet may lend itself to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D impacts the absorption and storage of calcium and stimulates phosphorous absorption. It also manages how calcium binding proteins function in bone and kidneys which also depends on Vitamin K. (1) That’s a story for another week!
Also, Vitamin D3 inadequacy is reported to lead to osteoporosis, cancer, immunological and infectious diseases. (2) Dietary intake of Vitamin D and calcium is lower in breast cancer patients. (3) Vitamin D may not be favorable in reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (4) as of today’s research, but people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo benefit from higher Vitamin D levels. Vertigo attacks did not happen again after supplementation with Vitamin D. (5) So OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages you to talk with us about your Vitamin D level at your next McHenry chiropractic visit and possibly upping it.
So get out in the McHenry sun, enjoy a nice dinner of salmon, and consider taking an easy capsule of Vitamin D! It’s one of the best things for us to do for our bones, kidneys, mood, immune system and much more.
Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic about your Vitamin D3 intake. We’re here for your McHenry spinal and nutritional health!
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