It Started as a Friendly Discussion About Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis runs in my family and it’s something I hope to avoid. During a friendly discussion a friend advised me, nearly three years ago, about the importance of Vitamin D for our bodies. She mentioned studies that reported how essential Vitamin D and Vitamin C are to bone health. Sun exposure is the ideal way to obtain Vitamin D, but sometimes it’s not possible to be outside enough to gain the benefits of Mr. Sunshine.
I Did Some of My Own Research About Vitamin D
I did some of my own research and decided that it couldn’t hurt to start ingesting it. I purchased * Carlson Labs Solar D Gems Naturals Vitamin D3 with Omega-3 4000 IU . What I read suggested taking 8,000IU during the fall/winter months because of our decreased exposure to sunlight. 4,000IU was recommended during spring/summer.
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Upon my next visit to my nurse practitioner, she said she wanted to check my Vitamin D levels because Vitamin D deficiency is a pandemic in the United States. I told her the Vitamin D protocol I was already following: brand and dosage---and she approved. She was very pleased with my test results when they came back, as was my chiropractor.
I Learned That Vitamin D May Benefit in Multiple Ways
While studying about Vitamin D, I learned of other reported benefits. What I read said that having sufficient levels may help protect against: autoimmune diseases, infections, diseases of the cardiovascular system and it may aid in DNA repair.
Now that it’s cold and flu season, again, I’m making it a point to increase my dosage to 8,000IU, the dose my nurse practitioner approved for fall/winter.
Be Proactive When It Comes To Learning How to be Healthy
Sharing about natural health alternatives is something I enjoy doing, but I can’t stress enough the importance of researching things for yourself. Don’t take my word, or that of others, for everything. Be responsible for your own health!
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