It is essential to note that Vitamin D is produced by our bodies, thus making it also a hormone, rather than simply a vitamin taken into our bodies through food or supplementation.
Vitamin D is naturally present in very few foods. It is added to others in fortification processes, available as a dietary supplement, and is also produced endogenously as ultraviolet sunlight strikes our skin. The most physiologically active form is perhaps that which is derived from photosynthesis in our skin. There is a growing consensus that there are widespread and overlooked deficiencies among the general population. And, as we accelerate our scientific understanding of Vitamin D it becomes clear that its role in our maintenance of health is complex.
We now know that in addition to well-known bone strength and health benefits such as prevention of osteoporosis along with adequate calcium attributed to adequate Vitamin D. It has also been linked to possible prevention of various cancers (Davis, S71), diabetes type I (Hyppönen, 1500), and type II (Pittas, 650), hypertension (Krause, 352), chronic pain (Hicks, 785), and multiple sclerosis (Munger, 2833). Vitamin D also modulates neuromuscular and immune function, reduction of inflammation, and the very cell cycle (Van den Berg, S76).
Research indicates that autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes (Cutolo, para. 1), Irritable Bowel Disease and Vitiligo could benefit from therapy with Vitamin D.
It is well documented that aside from Vitamin D alone, hormone imbalances of any kind can result in changes in libido, mood, skin and hair, fatigue, hot flashes, as well as other symptoms that can impact the quality of your life.
You'll be happy to know that you can balance your hormones safely. We will accurately test and monitor your hormone levels and then balance them with the exact hormones you need. Bio-Identical Hormones have been used worldwide by thousands of responsible, licensed doctors for the last 45 years. We offer repletion through several venues in order to assure your body receives the appropriate corrective action.
Of course, diet, stress management, and exercise are important to making you feel vital and well again. You can live well, and we will help!