VITAMIN D3 2016 - Eric Shreder of Full Circle Health Mesa AZ
Although using sunscreen is important, it may be a cause of something I see in my patients every day – Vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is not like most vitamins –your body can make its own Vitamin D in your skin when exposed to sunlight and when activated it is actually considered a Hormone.
Most different kinds of cells in your body have Vitamin D receptors which control gene expression and cellular function.
Low Vitamin D levels have been associated with:
- Heart disease
- Arthritis and inflammation
- colon-rectal cancer
- Auto-immune disease like Lupus and MS
- Chronic Pain
- Low testosterone
So what do you do about Vitamin D?
Get a blood test – your insurance may or may not cover it but we can get this test done for a reasonable out of pocket cost if not covered.
If your blood works shows you are low on your Vitamin D – take a quality supplement that has been independently tested for purity and quality.
Recent studies show not all supplements are created equal and while some over the counter Vitamin D supplements might be okay – you are better off with a prescription grade version like the one we sell here are Full Circle health
Dr. Eric Shreder