Chiropractors recommend vitamin D to treat lower back pain, and to reduce inflammation that causes muscle pain, stiffness and weakness.
Vitamin D3 is essential to maintain health and well-being. It has been long thought that vitamin D3 was only essential for strongs bones and to prevent rickets in children and osteomalacia (bone softening) in adults. However research into the vitamin has intensified over the last 10 years, and the science identifies the need to increase our vitamin D3 levels above what was historically thought necessary so that we can protect ourself against many forms of cancer, including ; breast, colon and prostate cancer – reduce our risk of heart disease, heart attack and diabetes, and reduce our risk of infection (including viral infection such as influenza). Therefore Chiropractors recommend vitamin D.
The body of scientists at the forefront of this research recommend increasing our blood serum levels to between 50-70 ng/ml. Their research indicates that 85% of the American population are deficient in the vitamin and that this may be associated with the epedemic of chronic diseases present today.
Vitamin D3 is produced in the skin from UVB rays in sunlight. Research shows that the use of factor 15 sunblocks reduce vitamin D3 production by as much as 99% and that this is having a devastating effect on peoples health. During the winter months we are in a UVB winter and do not produce any vitamin D3. We therefore have to rely on the stores we have produced over the summer months. However if we are not producing Vit D3 in the summer months then we are risk of being Vitamin D3 deficient.
Chiropractors recommend vitamin D and advise supplementing with vitamin D3. Dosing is measured in International Units (IU) or micro-grams. If your vitamin is in micrograms then use the conversion factor 1 microgram equals 40 IU. Evidence indicates that for every 1000IU of Vitaminn D3 taken orally, blood serum levels increase by 10ng/ml. Remember the advise is to get blood serum levels to between 50-70 ng/ml.
If you are interested in further information on dosing or on the benefits of vitamin D3 call us at the clinic or look at the research data at www.grassrootshealth.net