It is important you know the blood level of your Vitamin D. Vitamin D strengthens the immune system, interferes with viral replication, helps repair cellular linings, helps build proteins involved in fighting infection and moderates inflammation. The aforementioned all benefit your health. Low levels of Vitamin D are associated with significant rates of chronic disease. Most relevant to your upcoming dental/implant care, an adequate Vitamin D level is essential for healthy bone.
Suggested normal blood levels of Vitamin D can vary significantly, from 20 - 40 ng/mL to 50ng /mL and some experts think 60-80 ng/mL. Please consult your physician and do some research of your own before deciding on a target level. Also be aware that Vitamin D needs Magnesium to be converted to its active form and to be transported in the blood. Consider getting your Magnesium blood level when you have your Vitamin D level checked. Vitamin D and the mineral Magnesium are involved in over 300 metabolic processes in the body,and must be within a normal range in your blood for you to stay healthy.
Nutrition, good health and successful implant dentistry will be further explored in future newsletters. We cannot emphasize enough the important role that Vitamin D plays in overall bone health and ultimately in the success of any dental implants that you will have.
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