Vitamin D has many health benefits; it has the ability to fight off infections, curb inflammation and provide relief to allergy sufferers. With that, vitamin D could be considered a “super-nutrient”, especially since researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have found an additional health benefit: weight loss.
The team at Allergy & Environmental Center, LLC believes strongly in investigating the health of every patient before suggesting a treatment plan. Therefore, you should consult a professional at The Allergy & Environmental Center, LLC prior to introducing nutritional supplements like vitamin D into your allergy-treatment routine.
A double-blinded trial conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle included 218 overweight and/or obese postmenopausal women who had low serum vitamin D levels (less than 20ng/mL). Women were assigned to a twelve-month reduced calorie diet, 225-minute per week exercise program, and either a daily placebo or 2,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3. Body measurements and serum levels were taken before, during and after the study.
The results indicated women who had higher levels of vitamin D saw a significant decrease in inflammation. Additionally, women with higher levels of this vitamin lost about 8.5 kilograms (18.73 lbs.).
As mentioned previously, vitamin D also has a powerful impact on the body’s ability to fight off infections, especially allergy-related ones. Hives for example, usually occurs from a germ called helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). H. pylori may come into contact with your immune system through tainted water, spoiled food or by a human’s touch. H. pylori causes inflammation and 70 percent of most hives cases.
Vitamin D helps fight off dangerous H. pylori bacteria and reduces inflammation associated with hives.
Certain foods like mushrooms, eggs, wild salmon and other fatty fishes are equipped with high levels of vitamin D. If you are interested in taking vitamin D to supplement The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC therapies, please consult Dr. Liszewski.
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The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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