Benefits of Vitamin D and Chiropractic
Chiropractic medicine typically takes a holistic approach to a persons health and well-being. One area of critical importance is the stuff we put in our body. Nutrition is key because so much of what we eat and rink directly affects our muscles, bones, hydration, brain functioning, immune system and much more. Breaking down nutrition further we find that specific vitamins and nutrients can have significant impact. One vitamin that has always fascinated me is Vitamin D. This building block vitamin is key to the regulation of calcium and phosphorous absorption, immune system functioning and the maintenance of health bones and teeth. And many health professionals see Vitamin D benefits as extending to improved resistance against certain diseases such as diabetes, cancer and multiple sclerosis. Some proponents and research suggests that Vitamin D may also enhance weight loss and combat depression. Another vote for the benefits of Vitamin D comes from the makers of Centrum Silver vitamins. Their latest bottle highlights: “Now with more Vitamin D”, a clear example that the vitamin is viewed as a strong benefit by Centrum’s research team.
Insufficient Vitamin D increases your risk of developing bone abnormalities or fragile bones. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to sunlight. In the Northeast where sun exposure is more limited in colder weather, supplements or Vitamin D rich foods are a wise choice.
A simple blood test will provide you with your Vitamin D levels and what if any modifications you may need to make. Your chiropractor will work with you to improve your whole body health and functioning as a part of your regular adjustments and chiropractic treatments.