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The Importance of Vitamin D

by | Nov 1, 2021

Lucy Goff, the founder of LYMA, says, “What is the importance of Vitamin D? Vitamin D is often referred to as ‘the sunshine vitamin’ because your body produces it naturally in response to sunlight.”

“Vitamin D comes in a few forms – D3 is the active form of Vitamin D that the body needs to help absorb calcium and build strong bones.  D3 is a fat-soluble form of vitamin D that is very difficult to obtain solely through sunlight and diet, and most people find they need to take a supplement. Vitamin D3 is fundamental for healthy calcium metabolism and also plays an essential role in immune function.”

The Chiropractic Treatment and Vitamin D

Chiropractic treatment can help reduce stress, improve body function and boost the immune system. Making sure your body is functioning at its peak performance is essential in maintaining health. Vitamin D3 is also very beneficial to our body’s systems and function.

The Importance of Vitamin D

Whichever form of vitamin D you choose to take, make sure you get enough so you can enjoy healthy teeth and bones while protecting yourself from disease. In fact, vitamin D is essential to many functions in the body:

  • Vitamin D is necessary for the maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.
  • Keeping a healthy store of vitamin D gives added protection to such diseases as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes.
  • Helps with diabetes management and maintaining healthy insulin levels.
  • Vitamin D offers immune support as well as protection to the nervous system and the brain.
  • Vitamin D is essential to the health of the lungs and cardiovascular system.
  • Vitamin D helps inhibit the development of cancer.

Do Vitamin D Supplements Really Work?

The BBC quotes Sarah Leyland, osteoporosis nurse consultant at the National Osteoporosis Society, who says, “vitamin D supplements may be useful for at-risk groups who don’t get any sunlight exposure. According to the NHS, people only need to be outside for a short period, with hands and forearms uncovered and without sunscreen, to get enough vitamin D between March and October.’

Why does Chiropractic care include diet inpatient care?

The diet of your patient directly impacts your effectiveness as a health- care practitioner, whether you are a chiropractor or a functional nutritionist. A body that is fed whole foods, and whole-food nutritional supplements, can utilize their macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to build and rebuild all the body tissues. The very same tissues receive nervous system impulses. Does healthy tissue receive a chiropractic adjustment better than damaged or diseased tissue? R.W. Stevenson believed it did, as noted in his Chiropractic Textbook.

To a healthier you!