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4838 E.Baseline Road
Suite 103
Mesa, AZ 85206
Tel: 480.926.8000

Vitamin D


Although using sunscreen is important, it may be a cause of something I see in my patients every day – Vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is not like most vitamins –your body can make its own Vitamin D in your skin when exposed to sunlight and when activated it is actually considered a Hormone.

Most different kinds of cells in your body have Vitamin D receptors which control gene expression and cellular function.

Low Vitamin D levels have been associated with:Low Vitamin D

  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • colon-rectal cancer
  • Auto-immune disease like Lupus and MS
  • Chronic Pain
  • Low testosterone

So what do you do about Vitamin D?

Get a blood test – your insurance may or may not cover it but we can get this test done for a reasonable out of pocket cost if not covered.

If your blood works shows you are low on your Vitamin D – take a quality supplement that has been independently tested for purity and quality.

Recent studies show not all supplements are created equal and while some over the counter Vitamin D supplements might be okay – you are better off with a prescription grade version like the one we sell here are Full Circle health

Dr. Eric Shreder

Here is more information and a video Dr. Shreder in 2015.


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