Vitamin D Intake
“There is absolutely no debating the fact that most people living in industrial society have deficient levels of Vitamin D. Very few people get the 20 minutes per day of bare skin sun exposure (no clothing or sunscreen lotion) required for sufficiency.
Being deficient in Vitamin D is a significant casual factor in the following: cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, depression, colds and flu, decreased immune function, asthma, autism, autoimmune diabetes, allergies, bone loss, chronic pain, loss of athletic performance, and premature ageing due to decreased ability to repair DNA telomeres.
Vitamin D deficiency is a casual factor in so many diverse health problems because Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that all humans require in sufficient amounts for health and the prevention of illness.” – Dr James Chestnut
Patients with clinical depression given vitamin D supplements had significantly enhanced moods and a reduction of negative symptoms. (Stewart Leavitt, Ph.D. 2008 Vitamin D – A Neglected ‘Analgesic’ for Chronic Musuculoskeletal Pain. Pain Treatment Topics.)
Vitamin D supplementation reduced the incidence of cold and flu by almost 100% (only one in 104 subjects developed cold or flu over winter months. (Aloia, J et al. Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D. Epidemiology and Infection 2007, Vol 135 (7) pp. 1095-1098).
In a study of chronic back pain patients symptoms significantly improved in 100% of the patients who were low in Vitamin D and received supplementation. (Al Faraj S, Al Mutairi K. Vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in Saudi Arabia. Spine 2003;28:177-179)
Vitamin D is essential for wellness and prevention for people of all ages. From birth onward humans require sufficient vitamin D for health and vitality and for protection against vitamin D deficiency related illnesses. Unless you are getting your required amount of sunlight every day you will almost certainly be deficient in vitamin D.
Consult with your Chiropractor on the best form of Vitamin D for you.