Your Neuropathy Nutrition and Diet Should include Vitamin D
Yes, and this essential vitamin has a role in many other disorders too. Vitamin D is a key nutrient, responsible for many essential functions in human body.
What’s the Connection?
Perhaps the most significant functions are maintenance of bone mass and a powerful immune system. The more recent research suggests many additional roles for this key nutrient. We now know that when Vitamin D levels are low, widespread aches and pains plus more illnesses like flus and colds are common.
Yes, and maybe even neuropathy, both directly and indirectly.
Regarding infections, some researchers suggest we should be heading out vitamin D tablets as opposed to flu shots as they probably would be so much more effective, with minimal side effects.
But that’s another story for another time.
The neuropathy Vitamin D connection probably is because Vitamin D is necessary for the body to manufacture some key neurotropic factors.
Neurotropins as they are often called are substances produced by the body to help nerves repair, and whenever possible regenerate.
There are a number different things that can influence your own neurotropin production, including key nutrition components and therapies like low-frequency nerve stimulation.
In fact, the research is so significant here I am “bullish” on neurostimulator kits being tried for most neuropathy and pain patients.
This is why our homecare kits have become a very popular choice and work well the vast majority of the time. If you are new to Beating Neuropathy can find these at NeuropathyDR
So how much vitamin D is enough?
Well, United States says around 600 international units per day is fine, but European countries recommend levels much higher, on the order of a few thousand international units per day for most healthy adults.
So who is correct? I would definitely side with Europeans on this because research supports that most people do not get nearly enough vitamin D either from their diet, or sunlight exposure.
Personally, I recommend a minimum of 2500 units of supplemental Vitamin D per day combined with The NeuropathyDR Diet.
There are unfortunately no good plant sources of active vitamin D. (cholecaliferol).
The best dietary sources of vitamin D come from fish and fish oils.
But the most important advice I will leave you with today is to have your baseline levels of vitamin D checked, you and your healthcare providers must then determine the most optimum dosage for YOU!
Retest after the first 90 days to make sure your body is absorbing this key neuropathy nutrient properly.
You also need to be very careful because vitamin D can be toxic in very large amounts.
To learn more, check back with us frequently as we will update you periodically as the research indicates.
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