Are you getting enough vitamin D?
A simple vitamin D blood test can tell you if you are getting enough.
You can discuss with your doctor whether you should have this vitamin D test done. It measures vitamin D 25 hydroxy, which is also written as 25(OH)D. To protect your bone health, most experts agree you need one of the following levels of vitamin D 25 hydroxy:
75 mol/L or higher
30 ng/mL or higher
Cholesterol acts as a precursor to vitamin D. Inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol will also inhibit the synthesis of D3. Low cholesterol diets are deficient in D3 and those taking Statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) are deficient.
The vitamin D osteoporosis link shows us that we can all benefit from taking a vitamin D supplement, not only to decrease our risk of osteoporosis, but also to decrease our risk of other ailments.
A recent study done at Oxford University, published in Genome Research, shows increasing evidence that vitamin D deficiency also increases an individual's susceptibility to autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, as well as certain cancers and even dementia.
If you have osteoporosis or are at risk, book an online consultation with me and get a complete personalized plan to strengthen your bones naturally.