Vitamin D is technically NOT a vitamin but a steroid hormone. Vitamin D is a powerful PROHORMONE which helps us absorb calcium.
Optimizing Vitamin D levels can help:
Reduce essential HTN, reducing risk of CVD
reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
absorb calcium into our bones
decrease inflammation in our body
Just to name a few of the benefits of optimized Vitamin D levels.
Low Vitamin D levels are associated with Obesity of a BMI greater than 30 and patients with a BMI of greater than 30 should be checked for low Vitamin D levels.
One theory of low Vitamin D levels in association with obesity is that Vitamin D can affect insulin secretion and insulin resistance. So in conclusion Vitamin D optimization may play a crucial in weight loss and should be routinely checked.
How Does Vitamin D Deficiency Happen?
Vitamin D Deficiency, has been linked to cardio-vascular, auto-immune and metabolic diseases, concurrently, Vitamin D is not found in many food sources, especially for Vegans.
Also, due to an increase in sunscreen use, it has become more difficult for our body’s to absorb the vitamin D we need to function at 100%. Without the time, ability or desire to sit in the sun, external supplementation is the best way to receive all of the healing benefits of this powerful nutrient for people with a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is a much more common problem than many people realize since we do not get enough of it through the food or the sun.
To receive your first Vitamin D Shot from Body Aesthetics please present your most recent blood panel of Vitamin D to indicate you are indeed suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency. If you do not have a current blood panel, we can order a test for you!