Vitamin D and your bones
At Altair Chiropractic office, your bones are very important to us. However, do you know that simply by living in Alaska your bone health is at risk? The rate of Vitamin D deficiency is high due to our long winters and Vitamin D is directly related to your bone health.
Vitamin D is needed for your body to absorb and assimilate calcium keeping your bones strong. When vitamin D is lacking, it can lead to diseases like osteoporosis, rickets, MS and Diabetes. There are a few ways to naturally get vitamin D. The first is to get outside each day in the sun. However, it isn’t enough to be outside, you also need to have as much skin exposed as possible in order to receive the suns vitamin D making power.
What does this mean?
If you get outside each day in Alaska, in the winter you are most likely covered from head to toe in gear – hats, gloves, pants, boots and your coat. This does not allow for much Vitamin D absorption. Getting outside is great for your mood but can still leave your bones at risk of being weakened.
We have a solution for you at Altair Chiropractic.
Keeping your bones aligned through regular adjustments will help blood flow thus helping vitamin absorption in the long run. Add in a great Vitamin D supplement like our Thorne Vitamin D in 1000 and 5000 IU amounts or our Vitamin D Complex to help you supplement the lack of sun exposure and cold temperatures that we have had the last several months.
Are you wondering how your Vitamin D is doing? A simple blood test at your medical provider’s office will let you know and help you determine the amount to supplement for optimal health.
The benefits beyond healthy bones of a healthy vitamin D level are many: balanced moods, better sleep, healthy teeth and a stronger immune system, to name a few. Vitamin D can also be found in some foods such as eggs, raw milk, fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel), caviar, mushrooms and cod liver oil. Some foods such as milk and orange juice are fortified with vitamin D, as well.
Make an appointment today for an adjustment to help your bones and body stay healthy and pick up some high-quality Vitamin D from our office. 907-357-1818