Frequently Asked Questions
Why is vitamin D so important?
Vitamin D plays a significant role in many different functions of the body. Immunity, bone health, mood, hormones, and inflammation are all linked to vitamin D.
What are the signs you need vitamin D?
Some signs that you may need vitamin D are depression, poor immune function, decreased bone density, and inflammation. It is best to have a simple vitamin D test done to check your vitamin D levels.
What happens if you have low vitamin D?
If you have low vitamin D, it may affect your mood, immune function, your bone density, and inflammation levels in your body.
Does vitamin D affect sleep?
There is growing evidence that vitamin D levels can affect sleep patterns.
What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3?
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that regulates calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. Vitamin D3 is the active form of vitamin D that is produced by your body when it is exposed to sunlight.
Hello everybody. This is Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place. Today's video is about the importance of Vitamin D. So we're going to go over what vitamin D does, what it does for your body, what are the benefits of having vitamin D and what are some good sources of that. How do we get vitamin D? I'm bringing this up because we've had a pretty long, hard winter here. We just had a few days now of sunny weather, 65 degrees, and people are starting to go outside, so this is definitely a good, good topic after a long, hard winter with not a lot of sunlight. We can decrease our vitamin D levels after a long, hard winter. So why is this important? Let's talk about what vitamin D does. Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphate in our bodies. These are very important mineral structures that help with bone, teeth, with muscles, so Vitamin D is very important to help maintain these structures. The other thing that vitamin D can help do is clinically has been shown to help reduce cancer growth. That's a pretty important thing when you think about it for your health. It increases our immune function, helps keep our immune system functioning at a very good level, and it also decreases inflammation in our body.
Other things that we know people even further north than us here, even in the winter, do UV light therapy because decreased exposure to the sunlight can cause depression. So we know there could be a link between our vitamin D levels, sunlight exposure, and depression. So it has a lot of different uses in our body, so getting outside can be a really good thing for that, so best sources, especially through those hard winters when you're not able to get a whole lot of sunlight, try to get salmon, wild salmon in your diet, Wild caught salmon is going to be loaded with vitamin D, tuna, beef liver if you can eat beef liver, if not, sometimes people can take a desiccated beef liver capsule that'll have Vitamin D in it, and then also sardines. Obviously, in the seafood category, very vitamin D dense, wild salmon is usually my go-to, my favorite thing to really make sure I'm getting my vitamin D, and then, of course, you guys were on day three of some beautiful weather, get that sunlight, get out there in your backyards. Honestly, if you can get your shirt off, get some skin exposure because the sunlight actually helps activate Vitamin D in our body into its active form, so if you're able to get 20 or 30 minutes of good sunlight, it's going to help boost your vitamin D levels. Then you get all these benefits of having active Vitamin D throughout your body, so hopefully, that's helpful.
Good tip for you guys for your health. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our office. I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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