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Monday, October 13, 2014

It’s Cold & Flu Season---Vitamin D and Its Possible Health Benefits

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. 

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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.
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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

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2 comments :

  1. I had a doctor visit last week and she told me that I really needed to start taking Vitamin D, so I'm on the quest to find a grain free vitamin D along with all the other vitamins that I'm currently searching for to meet the grain free standard. It sure is TOUGH!

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    1. Praying you find what you are looking for SOON! Sounds like you have a good doctor who recognizes the importance of supplementation. :-)

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