Cold days and a need for vitamin D3 supplementation
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Cold days and a need for vitamin D3 supplementation

Here we go again. Turning the clocks backwards the days become even shorter. Combined with long-sleeved shirts and long pants, we do not get enough sun to produce the vitamin D we need to stay healthy.

Why does this chiropractor care about the amount of vitamin D you receive? Because any deficiency in the body causes stress on the nervous system. My goal is to reduce the stress on your nervous system, so let’s look at the best way to be enough for this important hormone (yes, a hormone!).

Vitamin D is fat soluble, which means it is better absorbed by fat. I recommend taking it in drops or in capsule format. If you have a medical prescription in the form of a tablet, it would be better to take it at the same time as eating something with healthy fats such as coconut, avocado or olive oil.

Lanolin is a wonderful natural form of vitamin D. It is a natural substance on sheep’s wool. It is simply washed, purified and processed into a supplement. Synthetic vitamins can sometimes be stressful for the system, so if you can, choose this natural option.

Few foods contain enough vitamin D except salmon and mackerel. Milk and a orange juice are enriched in small doses. All of these foods pose other health risks if we eat enough to have a sufficient dosage of vitamin D. Therefore, the sun and natural supplementation are preferable to supplement your needs.

The usual recommendation for vitamin D is 10,000 IU / week (just over 1400 IU / day). However, recent research shows that as a rule, 35 to 40 IU of vitamin D per pound of body weight is needed for a person to reach an optimal level of vitamin D. For example, a person who weighs 125 pounds could take 5000 UI / day.

Vitamin D is known to be essential for strengthening the immune system and the strength of bones. We can list the benefits for all other systems, but I do not imply that vitamin D treats diseases. Let’s just agree that this plays a very important role in MANY bodily functions and that well-being is always the goal. Please visit this site and this one too if you want more information.

As a chiropractor with a holistic approach, I am committed to helping you find balance in all aspects of your life:  nervous system function and your daily lifestyle choices (eating well, moving and thinking). Feel free to contact me for further consultation.

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