A hormone? Vitamin D? Yes! A healthy one at that.
Spengel Chiropractic sees many patients who could gain from Vitamin D3 supplementation. Yes, many partake in a good diet. We are so proud of our McHenry patients who do! But when it comes to Vitamin D3, it’s generally needed to supplement to get the full benefit of Vitamin D3 for health, osteoporosis, and even cancer treatment. Check out some of these latest research papers on Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 is a hormone, a fact
many of us don’t think about. It’s a vitamin! It is a major regulator of bone
and calcium homeostasis or stability. Vitamin D3 has the ability to stop the
growth of malignant cells and help the body differentiate between normal and
malignant cells. High doses of Vitamin D3 are even used to reduce cancer cell production.
The research is still young on Vitamin D3, but it is promising. (1)
One problem with Vitamin D3 is an undesirable calcemic effect it has in high
doses, but researchers are working to overcome that.
As a matter of fact, a newer form
of Vitamin D3 – known as MART-10 – is being used in breast cancer metastasis
treatment. It is reportedly effective and less-calcemic. The highly anti-tumor
characteristics of MART-10 in a pancreatic xenograft model, MART-10 is thought to
be a promising treatment against the MCF-7 breast cancer cells. (2)
Great news for our McHenry breast cancer friends and patients!
Cancer is a big disease, but so
too is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is costly. Expensive in terms of the pain
patients experience, the dollars patients and their healthcare insurers must
pay for their care and care of related fractures, the quality of life
osteoporotic patients have to deal with, and the increased mortality due to
osteoporosis related issues. (3)
Spengel Chiropractic empathetically struggles with our McHenry
osteoporosis patients, but offers them some relief and hope with our gentle,
safe chiropractic treatment, The Cox Technic, is truly an amazing treatment
option that stretches the spine carefully to restore motion and relieve pain...in
a cost effective way. Now, in combination with nutrition like calcium and
Vitamin D3, Spengel Chiropractic offers a relieving treatment plan for
McHenry osteoporotic patients.
Now in the US, an estimated 53.6
million adults over 50 years of age have osteoporosis and low bone mass as
measured by bone mineral density. (4)
In Japan there is a low osteoporosis treatment rate of only 20%. The healthcare
community is trying to find a way to get more cooperation from the medical
community as well as the public to use the screening systems in place.
Researchers are concerned that the current system isn’t taking into effect
other factors beyond just the bone mineral density that puts people at risk for
osteoporosis related fractures. (5) Spengel Chiropractic is ready to help you
determine your risk for osteoporosis and take action to manage it.
A good first step toward controlling
disease is to be healthy. Vitamin D is a healthy vitamin. Contact
Spengel Chiropractic to have your Vitamin D levels checked. You may want to consider
supplementing with Vitamin D after we talk.