Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Sunshine Vitamin Part 2

With Multiple Sclerosis where you spend your adolescence will set your statistical risk, if you were born in Asia and spent your adolescence there and later on move to the U.S. you will keep the lower risk associated with Asia.  What about vitamin D deficiencies and production will you also keep the risks associated with your country of origin if you spend your adolescence near the equator and then decide to move lets say to Alaska?

When it comes to saving money something as simple as getting your levels checked and starting to supplement with 600-800 IU daily can help you prevent infections and unnecessary visits to the doctor.  Make sure to consult with your doctor if you have allergies and don't overdose as this can lead to hypercalcemia and other side effects.  With the recent cases of MERS and the fact that bacteria and viruses are likely to be found in medical facilities it is vital to have healthcare employees with optimal levels of vitamin D and strong immune systems this will reduce the spread of infections and downtime.

Folk theory states that one could catch the common cold with prolonged exposure to cold weather in the winter or rain.  Yet there is no proof that this is true it can be due to low body temperature, low humidity or spending more time indoors with infected people.  It could also be that when the cold weather enters so do the layers of clothes and less exposure to the sun.  This will lower our vitamin D levels weakening our immune system as a result making us more susceptible to the common cold.

Courtesy of Vitamin D Council

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