Even the news media has latched onto this one. Vitamin D is associated with many diseases and conditions. Now as it turns out as we have long suspected vitamin D is critical for brain health.
The most recent research highlights the relationship between vitamin D and dementia. Turns out maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may actually prevent the onset of brain disease commonly called dementia.
But what about its involvement with neuropathy and chronic pain? Over the last few years we have highlighted it’s role, and the fact that vitamin D deficiencies are associated with chronic pain.
Furthermore vitamin D deficiencies are often associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Often times there is no direct cause and effect noted but we do know that vitamin D deficiency is associated with chronic poor health and many diseases and illnesses.
But why is this? How can one nutrient have such profound effects? The reason is vitamin acts as a hormone. Also acts as a cellular protectant.
One mistake that too many make however is simply blindly taking vitamin D without having it’s blood levels measured. This is a point I cannot stress enough.
You must know your vitamin D levels like you know your height ,weight and blood pressure.
So why not learn more about how vitamin D may help protect you from dementia, as well as numerous other disorders, including neuropathy as well as many forms of chronic pain!
Just use the search function on his site and go through our archives and learn much more about vitamin D!
There’s no other way to say it.
This should be part of routine testing for all patients, no excuses.
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