• Blog >
  • The importance of Vitamin D
RSS Feed

The importance of Vitamin D

Should you be taking Vitamin D this winter?

You may already be aware that vitamin D is a key factor for bone health and preventing Rickets, but it can also be preventative for a huge range of health problems such as heart disease, dementia, diabetes and cancer. It can only take a minor reduction in Vitamin D levels to adversely affect our health.

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin due to the fact it is produced when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D functions to aid regulation and absorption of both calcium and phosphorus, which are needed to maintain bone strength. Reduction in Vitamin D can put you at risk for bone conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteomalacia (bone softening), regardless of the amount of calcium you consume. While Vitamin D is readily absorbed naturally in summer due to exposure to sunlight, the winter months make it hard to get enough needed to supply the body.

It is also vital for our immune system. Many people find winter especially hard because they feel more tired, they find it hard to start the day, and feel down or depressed. This is commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and is likely to affect you more than you think. With a weaker immune system you are more exposed to developing the common cold, but also other diseases such as influenza. Taking vitamin D not only helps prevent SAD, but also decreases your chances of catching cold or flu.

On average, food provides about 10% of our intake. Foods such as oily fish can help but supplements are recommended, however, poor digestion can reduce the effectiveness of vitamin D tablets. Here, a high quality probiotic is also recommended.

So, for a stronger immune system, a decreased risk of certain diseases, stronger bones, decreased mental impairment and so much more - top up on your chiropractic adjustments and vitamin D levels, and face winter stronger.

Dr. Chris Braxton D.C.

'Disclaimer: The Principal author pro­vides the Site and any ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opinions, con­tent, ref­er­ences and links to other knowl­edge resources (col­lec­tively, “Con­tent”) for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. The Author does not pro­vide any med­ical advice on the Site.
Access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the Site does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author.  Pro­vid­ing per­sonal or med­ical infor­ma­tion to the Principal author does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author or authors.
Noth­ing con­tained in the Site is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment.
You hereby agree that you shall not make any med­ical or health-related deci­sion based in whole or in part on any­thing con­tained in the Site/ blog.  You should not rely on any infor­ma­tion con­tained in the Site and related mate­ri­als in mak­ing med­ical, health-related or other deci­sions.  You should con­sult a licensed physi­cian or appropriately-credentialed health care worker in your com­mu­nity in all mat­ters relat­ing to your health.'

Locations

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8am-1pm & 3pm-8pm

Tuesday:

8am-1pm & 3pm-8pm

Wednesday:

8am-1pm & 3pm-8pm

Thursday:

8am-1pm & 3pm-8pm

Friday:

8am-1pm & 2pm-7pm

Saturday:

8am-1pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonial

Review By Our Satisfied Patient

  • "I would highly recommend Dr Tilley not only for the quality of treatment and care he shows towards his patients, but for his genuine passion for the profession."
    Core Wellness