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Why Test Vitamin D?

Adequate Vitamin D Levels Are Essential to Healthy & Disease Free Living

The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that 30-50% of children and adults in the US are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin_D_Ball.jpgVitamin D has been found in life forms dating back over 750 million years, and almost all plants and animals exposed to sunlight can produce Vitamin D.

In humans, vitamin D is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body, from gestation until death. Vitamin D is actually a secosteroid hormone which means that it is the key which unlocks binding sites on the human genome. The human genome contains more than 2,700 binding sites for Vitamin D!  Those binding sites are located near genes that are involved in virtually every known major disease of humans.  It is for this reason that a Vitamin D deficiency can affect every aspect of human health and function.

According to the Vitamin D Council, some of the benefits of Vitamin D include:

• Blood sugar balance

• Immune system booster

• Regulates blood pressure

• Natural anti-inflammatory

• Prevents depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

• Decreases muscle and joint pain

• Weight management

• Prevention against many forms of cancer


The Vitamin D Council also reports that the incidence of Vitamin D deficiency is a world wide epidemic, with more than 50% of the earth's population being affected.  In the United States, African Americans have the highest incidence of Vitamin D deficiency. This is due to increased skin pigmentation, which acts as a natural sun block, thus decreasing the amount of Vitmain D that can be made by the skin.


Acne                                             Hypertension

Adrenal insufficiency                  Influenza

Air hunger                                    Kidney Disease

Allergies                                        Low back pain

Alzheimer's disease                     Lupus erythematosis

Arthritis                                          Melanoma

Asthma                                         Mental illness and Mood disorders

Autism                                           Multiple Sclerosis

Autoimmune disorders               Muscle weakness and pain

Bacterial infections                      Obesity

Bones weak (easy fracture)       Osteo-arthritis

Breast cancer                               Osteomalacia (softening of bones)

Cancer (all types)                        Osteoporosis

Celiac disease                              Ovarian cancer

Colds and 'flu                                Parkinson's disease

Crohn's disease                             Periodontal disease

Chronic fatigue                             Peripheral artery disease

COPD                                              Pelvic floor disorders

Chronic pain                                  Pneumonia

Colonic adenoma                         Post-operative infections

Colorectal cancer                         Psoriasis

Cystic fibrosis                                  Rheumatoid arthritis

Dementia                                        Rickets

Dental cavities                                Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Depression                                      Sepsis (Blood infection)

Diabetes (types 1 and 2)               Sports injuries

Fatigue                                             Tuberculosis

Gluten intolerance                         Urinary incontinence

Graves disease

Heart disease


Learn more about Advanced Integrated Healthcare's simple, cost effective method to test Vitamin D levels, click, Vitamin D Testing.

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