Vitamin D or D3
As a North Phoenix Chiropractor; for years we were told that too much Vitamin D could harm your liver. So anything more than 400 IU was rejected. Recently, research has borne out the fact that they were wrong all these years. First, what does Vitamin D do and how is it made. Our body produces cholesterol by the liver. When we are exposed to ultra-violet light from the sun, the cholesterol is converted to cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3. This in turn is responsible for different conversions in the body. Cholecalciferol or Vitamin D3 makes something called messenger RNA that will go to the stomach cells and produce a protein that is specific for the absorption of calcium. One can see how important Vitamin D can be for our overall health.
Vitamin D has been found to be effective:
In reducing the risk of breast, ovarian, colorectal, and prostate cancer by 50%
Reduces risk of Type 1 diabetes by 80%
Reduces upper respiratory tract infections in the elderly by 90%
Improves bon health
Improves mental health
Improves heart health and helps regulate blood pressure
Helps alleviate skin disorders
Decreases risk of autoimmune disorder
Decreases risk of Multiple Sclerosis
Viamin D dosage for adults
It has been found that 30% to 80% of the American population has been found to be deficient in Vitamin D. Expecting mothers must receive adequate Vitamin D for the fetus as mother’s milk does not provide an adequate amount. If you have high levels of calcium in your blood, high levels of Vitamin D or any condition that makes it hard for your body to absorb nutrients from food (malabsorption), one should be evaluated before starting. Other conditions that should be monitored are heart disease, kidney disease or electrolyte imbalances. One should have a baseline blood evaluation to determine what your level is currently. Toxicity can be evaluated through blood tests and those taking higher dosages than 2000 unit’s a day should be evaluated. For more information about Vitamin D please contact our office.
This article on Vitamin D is informational and not to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition