Did You Know?
It's everywhere in the news. Ups and downs of Covid. Are you watching closely? If you've consulted me on the phone this past year on immune support during these unusual times... then you've heard recommendations (especially with Vitamin D) The updates on the shots and the science is moving fast. Stay with me. I'm here for you. Yes, the science is there and it does matter. Just the facts. No hype. That's when you can make your own decisions as to what path to take on the nutrition. As you know my autoimmune journey left me paralyzed in 2006....but only for a year. The rates of autoimmune issues are growing!. Still with me? Did I say, I am here for you?
Do you use sunscreen?
If you do, then take a look at the SPF. Is it greater than 8 or 9? Then you will not absorb the Vitamin D from the sun. You will block it out! Oh no! I suggest 20-30 minutes in the sun minimal sunscreen depending on your complexion to absorb Vitamin D. However, if you'r not out in the sun....then you need to supplement it. Here's something to help you start your immune engines...no matter what choices are made. You can order a Vitamin D lab test. Call the office if you need assistance. Yes, Vitamin D brands do matter. Here are some facts for you to share with family and friends.
Dr. Aristotle's Vitamin D Update!
What’s your risk for decreased Vitamin D?
Wear long sleeved clothing outside and face covering
Use sunscreen with an SPF greater than 9. This slows D absorption
Taking cholesterol meds
Stomach or gallbladder surgery
Mothers are vitamin D deficiency and breast feeding = infant D deficiency
Live in northern states
Avoid sun exposure
Research on Vitamin D shows that the average person needs between 3,000-6,000 IU of vitamin D per day!
Both vitamin D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial health and for maintaining proper immune balance. A large proportion of the US population is very deficient in vitamins D and K, emphasizing the importance of adequate supplementation of these critical vitamins.Vitamin K was specifically added to this formula to help keep the important bone protein osteocalcin, carboxylated. Undercarboxylated osteocalcin cannot regulate calcium, causing it to freely circulate in the bloodstream, and potentially be deposited in the soft tissues such as arterial walls or kidneys.
Why Vitamin D?
• Heart health
• Immune support
• Healthy teeth
• Mood disorders
• Helping reduce cancer risk, or for support during cancer treatment
• UV protection
• Long-term vitamin D supplementation
• Children, the elderly, and anyone who has difficulty swallowing pills