Do you know your Vitamin D level? Find out with this simple test available at Irsfeld Pharmacy!
Here at Irsfeld Pharmacy we are excited to announce our Vitamin D Optimization
program, to provide you the convenience, ease and timeliness of not only finding
out what your Vitamin Levels are, but gaining instruction on how exactly to optimize them.
The great thing about Vitamin D is that we can measure and adjust dosages for optimization and do not have to rely on RDA's like many supplements in hopes that we are on target.
Vitamin D is a critical component for optimal health. Due to the growing body of
research of the benefits of Vitamin D combined with the wide spread deficiencies, it is important to asses ones need for Vitamin D and address with active, quality supplements.
Supplementation of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) opposed to D2 (Ergocalciferaol) has become the supplemented form of choice. Vitamin D3 is the naturally occurring form of
vitamin D synthesized in humans from exposure to sunlight. Research indicates
that vitamin D2 is metabolized differently than vitamin D3, leading them to
believe that vitamin D3 can be more than three times effective more than Vitamin
D2 in raising and maintaining serum vitamin D levels.
The Sun- When UVB rays from the sun penetrate the skin, a reaction occurs which
leads to the formation of active Vitamin D. Due to lack of direct sun exposure
(especially here in North Dakota winters!) many people are deficient in Vitamin D.
Reasons for Vitamin D deficiency include:
-Lack of Vitamin D in diet
-Not enough consistent exposure (year round) in direct sunlight
-Blocked sun exposure due to clouds, smog, sun tan lotion
-Living in North Dakota as it is in the Northern Latitudes of the earth.
-Age (body does not convert to active Vitamin D as efficiently)
Optimal daily allowance between 1000 to 2000 iu's daily, and in some cases up to 10,000iu's daily. If not tested, upper limit of daily Vitamin D3 maintenance is
approximately 2000 i.u.'s daily. If someone is deficient, often the average daily doses of 1000 to 2000 i.u.'s daily is not sufficient to elevate dosages to optimal range.
Recent years and countless studies have confirmed Vitamin D's positive role in:
Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism
Cognition and Memory
Reduced Mortality in Metabolic Syndrome
Survival in the ICU
Research has shown that over 40% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, thus possibly
enhancing the risks of the above disease states and conditions, thus the importance of testing.
How to Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels
1. Pick up one of our Vitamin D Test Kits- Can be done here at the pharmacy or in the convenience of your own home.
2. Mail in test to lab testing company
3. When results are ready, we will set up a phone or in person one-on-one appointment with you to go over your results and provide a customized plan to optimize your Vitamin D
levels if needed.
We believe that checking your vitamin D level is so important that we are offering $10 off our ZRT vitamin D
test in the month of November!
About our pharmacy...
The way we care about our patients makes our pharmacy different. We have the ability to solve the most difficult medicine problems, differentiating us from other pharmacies. We match medications to patients, rather than matching patients to medications...including both human and animal patients. Through patient education and advice, we hope to become your "Problem Solver."
Our pharmacists, technicians, nurses, and chemists have the knowledge to help you reach your health and nutrition goals. We pride ourselves on being a very diverse pharmacy, combining traditional pharmacy practice with alternative therapies, including customized prescription compounding and Contemporary Alternative Medicine.
All pharmacies dispense prescriptions. However, many pharmacies have lost the art of compounding, which is the practice of making prescription products specific to individual patient needs. Sometimes a patient may react to a prescription drug or sometimes a drug may have been discontinued and not commercially available to treat a patient’s condition. Irsfeld Pharmacy offers a customized prescription compounding service, including:
- BHRT Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy,
- Chronic Pain Management
- Palliative Care Compounding for Hospice
- Allergy free preparations
- Iontophoresis Solutions for Physical Therapy
- Veterinary Compounding for your Pets
We are a member of PCCA, the Professional Compounding Centers of America and we regularly participate in seminars in the area of compounding pharmacy to learn new techniques and to exchange ideas with other specialists. Call our pharmacy for a consultation or click the tab above to learn more and watch a video of a compounding laboratory.
Our customers recognize the important role nutritional supplements play in their lives to improve their health. Our approach to pharmacy focuses on the whole person by integrating nutritional, environmental, and spiritual health. Recent research suggests that the increase in diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other chronic diseases is due to the lack of nutrient dense foods in our diet or exposure to toxins in our environment. This is due to our Western Diet and culture.
The knowledge that changing diet or environment may help our patients feel better and live longer happier lives has prompted Irsfeld Pharmacy to change the way we treat our patients. Our pharmacy is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is pursuing a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine. Our ongoing commitment to become an expert in the field of using nutrition to treat and prevent disease will allow our pharmacists to help you:
- Identify Nutrient Deficiencies
- Address Drug Nutrient Depletion
- Customized Detoxification Regimens
Irsfeld Pharmacy is committed to provide only high quality nutritional products, which come from GMP-Certified manufacturing facilities, where their products are backed by human clinical trials and are backed with documented safety and efficacy. All products are tested by third parties to guarantee that the content in the bottle matches the content on the label. Not all nutritional products are created equal! The nutritional products on our shelves are prepared to be in the highest absorbable form.
For more information, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our pharmacists or consider becoming a member of “The Integrative Connection.” Click on the link above.
One simple trick to relieve restless legs:
"Dear Steve, I wanted to let you know that your advice about using
magnesium glycinate to help alleviate my restless leg problem and my insomnia has been like a miracle cure!
I have used a variety of products to help me sleep, including lorazepam and pramipexole. I quit taking them a little over two weeks ago when I started using the magnesium glycinate. From the first night, I have not had any problems with either of my "conditions." I am seeping really well and the aching in my calf muscles is gone too!
I cannot thank you enough for your advice. I truly appreciate your
knowledge about vitamins and minerals. After yeas of struggling with insomnia and restless legs, I am so grateful for you!
God Bless You Abundantly - NE, Irsfeld Pharmacy Patient"
If you have restless legs, we can help! Stop by the pharmacy
Pick up a copy of Dr. Wilsons "Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome" to learn more about how supplementation can help you!