The EASIEST way to ENHANCE your health is making sure your Vitamin D levels are in optimal range (50-60).
Vitamin D was first discovered as a fat soluble vitamin in the early 20th century. It is now recognized as a prohormone, or a substance that the body converts to a hormone. Vitamin D is manufactured by the body in response to the skin’s exposure to the UVB rays in sunlight. Its most important role is allowing the body to absorb calcium.
As a result of this function, Vitamin D is critical for the maintenance of healthy bones and the immune system in general. Not only does it help prevent fractures, it also lowers the risk of some cancers (colon, breast, and prostate), regulates hormones, and can help alleviate some symptoms of depression.
Further, a deficiency in Vitamin D can affect over 300 processes in the body and is highly correlated with many chronic disease states including: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, infectious diseases, and cancers. Vitamin D deficiency has also been shown to be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Type I Diabetes. As previously stated, a Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to increased risk of a number of neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, and general cognitive impairment. Vitamin D powers over 300 processes in the body, and deficiency is highly correlated with many chronic disease states. Vitamin D3 has been shown to help support bone health and the immune system, prevent fractures, lower risk of some cancers (colon, breast, prostate cancer), regulate hormones and alleviate some symptoms of depression.
Common risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency are:
- staying indoors often
- being overweight
- not eating a lot of fish or dairy
- having a dark complexion
- living far from the equator
- always wearing sunscreen
- being older in age (elderly)
- Initial Injection Package: $236 ($59 per injection)
Vitamin D3 levels (25, Hydroxy Vitamin D) less than 30 require 4 initial weekly injections of 200,000 units per injection*. This package of 4 injections must be purchased at one time for Vitamin D replacement at this level.
- Follow Up Injections (50,000units): $60/injection or $150 for 5 ($30 each)
These injections are recommended after the initial injections if your Vitamin D levels continue to be suboptimal OR if your Vitamin D3 levels (25, Hydroxy Vitamin D) are above 30, but less than the optimal range (50-60). Package of 5 purchases must be used within a 5 week period. Further recommendations on this process will be provided during the initial consultation.
*extra supplementation required with this dose (will provide with consultation)
For our guest's safety we always require a recent 25, hydroxyvitamin D test prior to determining which Vitamin D protocol will benefit the best. This test can be drawn at Replenish on Weekdays before 4pm.