The majority of the population is deficient in Vitamin D3 and they don’t even realize it. Due to the increasing use of sunscreens and less outdoor activities, we are not absorbing the necessary amounts of sun needed to adequately keep our Vitamin D3 stores.
Vitamin D3 deficiencies can directly influence our immune response and has been implicated as being a major factor of at least 17 varieties of cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, chronic pain, and much more.
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that can become toxic if levels are too high.
- Levels between 60-100 ng/dl are ideal for optimal immune health.
- You are considered vitamin D3 deficient with levels below 30, and sub-optimal between 40-60.
- Vitamin D3 injections may be prescribed with levels lower than 40.
- For levels between 40-60 ng/dl, oral supplementation is typically enough to increase to optimal levels.
A current lab review done within the last six weeks is required to be prescribed Vitamin D3:
- If you have current labs - simply provide us a copy and schedule a consultation. Our medical support team will review the labs and prescribe if deemed necessary.
- If you do not have lab and live in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming - You can purchase the Vitamin D3 Lab + Lab Review. A lab request will be sent to you, which you can take to any LabCorp location. LabCorp automatically send us a copy of your lab result and then a TeleWellnessMD medical support representative will contact you for your review/consultation and prescribe Vitamin D3 injection if necessary.
- If you live in these states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, or West Virginia - You will need to request to have your Vitamin D3 level checked from your primary care doctor and then provide us with a copy for our medical support team to review.
- Labs should be done to review levels and update prescription every eight weeks.
Benefits of Vitamin D supplementation:
- May reduce the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms
- Reduces the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
- Increases bone mass
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Important during pregnancy for normal brain development (many studies show a possible link between Autism and low vitamin D levels)
- Decreases inflammation that can weaken the immune system
- May reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis
- May decrease the risk of death (some studies have shown a 47% higher death rate among those with vitamin D levels between 25 and 49.9 nmol/L, compared to those with vitamin D levels of 100 or higher
- Helps support strong bones and teeth
- Helps reduce the frequency and duration of Herpes Type 1 and 2 outbreaks
- Helps lessen the frequency, duration, and severity of viral infections
- Helps reduce Triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels