Do you have someone you care deeply about whose increasing age seems to be hurting their memory or ability to think? In years past we would chalk this up to just getting older, feeling there was nothing we could do about it. Hopefully, times are changing.
A recent study has found that Low Vitamin D levels are associated with substantial cognitive decline in the elderly! Those are strong words for a medical study, which are typically dry and Very boring. Several other studies have looked at this subject, but have been flawed in one way or another. This study contained a lot of people which makes its results much more dependable. So what can you do to help your loved one who seems to be slipping mentally?
First, their actual Vitamin D level needs to be investigated. We can check a simple blood-test in the office to determine the Vitamin D level in a person. With the results, we can then direct the patient as to how much Vitamin D they need to take each day. Now obviously there are many causes of dementia and memory decline. But, wouldn't it be really cool if we could improve your grandmother's memory with Vitamin D? Then, armed with this knowledge, we replace low Vitamin D levels with a good quality Vitamin D-3 product. To be fully absorbed, Vitamin D should be an oil-based product in a gel-cap, or be taken with a spoon-full of olive oil.
Here is a Great Book on Vitamin D. Here is another Good Book. You can buy the Vitamin D that Ms. Bridget and I take here. Come let us check your Vitamin D level, or the level of someone you love; correcting their Vitamin D deficiency could mean all the difference.
Our current modern diet consists of so many processed and pseudo-foods that many times a good meal can be devoid of Vitamin D. During the summer, a few minutes of sun-exposure can give 2,000 IU of Vitamin D-3. Tanning beds are not recommended as an alternative, therefore during the winter months a supplement is recommended. This is one small, easy step to reclaiming your health and your memory