Why is it important to increase your Vitamin D level? Well there are many reasons! There is a “sweet zone” of the Vitamin D level in your blood. If you can get your Vitamin D level within this “sweet zone” there is a statistical decrease in cancer, diabetes, fractures, neurological disorders, and heart attack. Besides bone health and prevention of certain diseases, Vitamin D plays a large role in fighting viral infections. Your best flu shot just may be your daily dose of Vitamin D!
The first and most important thing is to find out what your baseline Vitamin D level is. This is a simple blood test. Many patients will say, “Well my medical doctor just took my blood and didn’t say anything, so I guess my Vitamin D level is fine.” Don’t assume this to be true. The doctor has to specifically order a Vitamin D test when doing blood work – it isn’t automatically measured with the basic tests.