Vitamin D is Vital to Your Health and Wellness

Vitamin D 3Vitamin D is one of the most, if not the most, important vitamins to maximize your health and protect yourself from a long list of common health problems.

It’s essential for strong bones, cell growth, immune system strength and the reduction of inflammation.

This crucial vitamin is also extremely important in the prevention and treatment of a growing list of health problems which include things like:

1. Heart Disease
2. Breast Cancer
3. Ovarian Cancer
4. Colon Cancer
5. Diabetes
6. Osteoporosis
7. Multiple Sclerosis

The following chart shows the serious health conditions that can be avoided by maintaining the proper amount of this vitamin in your body:

Vitamin D Disease Incidence Prevention Chart

This chart was developed from various research studies. It shows a baseline of Vitamin D levels (represented by the bold black vertical line) and how much each of the listed health conditions are reduced when levels are above the baseline amount.

For example, the chart shows that breast cancer is reduced by 83% when the level is 50 ng/ml (nanograms/milliliter) versus the baseline level of 25 ng/ml. Based on the chart, kidney cancer is reduced by 49% when levels are at 48 ng/ml compared to the baseline of 25 ng/ml.

Very serious diseases like breast cancer and kidney cancer may be avoided by maintaining the right amounts of Vitamin D!

Chances are you are not receiving sufficient amounts of this vitamin on a daily basis.

Vitamin D Deficiency is Common

Inadequate levels of this vitamin are typical for most people. Very few foods contain it. Therefore, you’re probably not getting adequate amounts with your normal diet.

The other main source of the vitamin is exposure of your skin to ultraviolet rays of the sun. Therefore, if you stay out of the sun or live in an area of the country where you don’t go outside very long during a portion of the year (for example, winter in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana), then you probably aren’t getting the necessary amount of the vitamin that you need.

Here’s a list of the most common reasons people are Vitamin D deficient:

1. You are not consuming adequate levels of the vitamin in your diet.
2. Your exposure to sunlight is limited.
3. Your kidneys cannot convert enough of the vitamin into its active form.
4. Your digestive system cannot absorb enough of the vitamin.
5. You have dark skin.
6. You are obese.

Testing and Treating Deficiencies

The most accurate way to measure the levels of vitamin D in your body is by a blood test.

At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer a very simple test at all of our four (4) clinic locations. This test literally takes five (5) minutes to complete and only involves a small pinprick to the finger. We do NOT use the venipuncture procedure which uses a needle to draw blood for testing. It’s not necessary for this test. Results from the test are available within three (3) days.

The treatment of Vitamin D deficiency and maintenance of adequate levels of the vitamin in your body involves proper nutrition, health of your central nervous system and the use of supplements.

We’ve been helping patients of all ages with Vitamin D deficiencies for over 20 years. We will optimize the health of your central nervous system and provide you with the nutrition and supplement advice you need to maintain the proper levels of this vitamin.

Schedule a Test

Make sure you and your family are not deficient.  Please contact us to schedule your Vitamin D Test by calling (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment here on our website.

See if you are deficient and then we will help you correct that deficiency!