Thursday, October 22, 2009

October News letter

Here is part of our News Letter for the month. I wanted to share this paragraph since so many people are sick right now with the flu. Our ND wrote the following...

"Now that the longer, sunny days of summer have officially come to an end with last week's fall equinox, it's time again to ensure that your patients are getting adequate levels of vitamin D through diet and supplementation - 2,000 to 4,000 IU daily for adults is suggested, keeping in mind the goal of maintaining minimal blood levels of 50 ng/mL. In addition to the solid connection with calcium absorption and bone mass, vitamin D has also been increasingly researched for its connection to immunity. It is therefore a vital component in therapies aimed at prevention of influenza, including the H1N1 strain. With the onset of flu season swiftly upon us, there is no better time to integrate this therapy into your patients' routines. To dramatically and rapidly increase blood levels to the NIH-recommended range of 75-125 nm/mL, we recommend supplementing with our high-dose vitamin D3 (25,000 IU), while monitoring serum calcium and 25(OH)D3 levels."

-Dr. Melissa Mahar
Clinical Consultant

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