Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin”, has been making headlines in recent years for its possible health benefits. Some reports indicate that a when people have deficient amounts of Vitamin D, they face a number of incredibly serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.
When you have optimum levels of vitamin D level, the risk of certain conditions may be reduced, as well as an increase in these benefits:
- Improve the immune system’s function
- Build strong bones and teeth
- Better calcium absorption
How To Get Sufficient Vitamin D
The Vitamin D Council reports that exposure of bare skin to the sun and vitamin D supplements are the two primary ways for your body to get the vitamin D it requires.
While it may be difficult to get the right amount of Vitamin D from your diet alone, this vitamin is found in many healthy foods including tuna, salmon, egg yolks, mackerel, and cheese. Including these and other healthy foods will also give your body many other valuable vitamins and minerals it needs for excellent health.
Vitamin D and the Chiropractic Connection
Chiropractic care is no cure all, and it does not treat deficiencies in Vitamin D and other vitamins. However, when a person has a healthy nervous system, they are better able to receive Vitamin D. Your nervous system is the control system of the body. It is in charge of every muscle, organ, and tissue, even your skin, which is the largest organ of your body!
When you have a healthy nervous system, your body’s largest organ is more capable of sending sensory information to your brain to help your body know how to function properly. When your skin is best able to do its job, your body is able to access and use Vitamin D properly to benefit your overall health.
Call us today so we can discuss how Vitamin D and chiropractic care can benefit you!