Every winter, when you find yourself indoors and away from the sun, do you ever get reminded by your doctor or a well-intentioned friend about the importance of vitamin D supplementation? Well, those reminders are a good thing, because vitamin D deficiency is a lot more common than you might think, affecting an estimated 40% of us!
We’ve all heard about the benefits of vitamin D, and how essential this nutrient is to our total body health, from our moods to our bone density. And now a new study has established a link between vitamin D deficiency and Parkinson’s Disease, as reported in a recent article in mindbodygreen.com. Published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavia, the study examined 182 patients with Parkinson’s and discovered that they had significantly lower levels of vitamin D when compared to control subjects.
The takeaway here is not to panic over your vitamin D levels. Rather, this study is a significant finding for Parkinson’s researchers in developing effective treatment strategies for managing Parkinson’s symptoms.
At BESANA Health & Wellness, vitamin supplementation is an essential component for many wellness strategies. Your first step is coming in for a consultation with us. Dr. Messer and his staff are passionate about helping you heal and regain optimal health through a comprehensive range of natural, organic, and holistic therapies, including vitamins, if indicated.