Multiple Surgeries & Much Pain
Over the next 10 years Steve underwent multiple surgeries from head to toe including his neck, shoulder, back, knee, calk, ankle and foot. His last surgery, a double fusion of his lower back, was just one of over ten back repair procedures he had to endure to help him deal with the pain caused by the accident (Click here to read Steve's story & surgical report).
Only Daily Morphine Could Ease the Pain
To cope with the ever-increasing pain, Steve resorted to heavy daily doses of prescription morphine. The effects of the morphine became worse than the pain it was covering up. Steve thought he was trapped in a never ending spiral of pain and drugs, more pain and more drugs.
Quit Drugs Cold Turkey. Pain Returns with Vengeance.
Then, after three-years of heavy prescription dependence, Steve decided to quit taking the drugs cold-turkey. After six weeks of gut-wrenching self-imposed detoxing, Steve was free of the drugs. But the pain returned with a vengeance. Without the morphine cloaking, the pain was unbearably raw.
Could Vitamin D Stop the Pain?
That's when Steve read about new studies that showed the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and chronic back and skeletal muscular pain. The studies showed that nearly 90% of people with chronic pain and who were Vitamin D deficient, experienced near total pain relief in 90 days by taking up to 10,000 IU of vitamins D on a daily basis.
Drawbacks of Vitamin D You Swallow
Steve went to Costco and purchased 10,000 IU Vitamin D gel caps. After a few days his stomach began to burn. He learned this was a side effect of high vital D dosages along with possible kidney stones.
He also learned that as much as 80% of the vitamin D potency was lost due to highly acidic gastric juices in the intestinal tract.
Revolutionary New Vitamin D Delivery System
That's when he turned to his brother, Dr. Greggory DeVore, the LDS and Yale-educated physician who helped develop the dot-sized slow-dissolve ForeverMint breath mint. Would it be possible to fortify the mint with Vitamin D to bypass the stomach and potency issues and have the vitamin D delivered slowly in the mouth instead of the stomach?
And, what about the taste. Would the vitamin D interfere with the pleasant taste of the mint.
The taste issue was easily solved. Vitamin D was flavorless.
Nearly Pain Free in Only a Few Weeks
Dr. DeVore formulated the vitamin D mint and in a few weeks Steve was nearly pain free. And today, two years later, Steve gets by with three NeuOra-P (the vitamin D fortified breath mint) and a few Alleve a day. And, he is as active as he was before the accident.
Steve's experience was consistent with the over 23 studies that showed the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency, pain, and pain relief. The difference was Steve didn't have to swallow the vitamin D. It bypassed his stomach and melted slowly in his mouth via the fortified breath mint delivery technology developed by his brother.
What is Vitamin D?
Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight.
New research shows that most people are Vitamin D deficient-- not enough exposure to daily sunlight. This deficiency can result in many ailments such as chronic back and skeletal muscular pain, depression, sleeplessness, weight gain, a weakened immune system, and brittle bones, just to mention a few.
Vitamin D Deficiency Triggers Inflammation
How does vitamin D deficiency trigger pain and other ailments? The most recent research indicates it might be simple inflammation.
The research tells us that all of the cells in our bodies have vitamin D receptors. These receptors continually monitor the amount of vitamin D we have in our blood. When the vitamin D level drops below a certain level, the cells produce proteins called cytokines. Cytokines stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma. This is what causes pain and weakens the immune system.
When the cell receptors perceive an adequate supply of vitamin D is present in the blood, cytokine production is diminished and the inflammation recedes.
The best way to supplement vitamin D for the majority of us who don't get enough sun exposure is through vitamin D supplements. But, as stated earlier, these supplements can cause stomach irritation and kidney stones. In addition, stomach acids in the digestive process degrade up to 80% of the vitamin’s potency.
NeuOra-P: The Ideal Vitamin D Delivery System?
Dr. DeVore believes the slow-rate of his NeuOra-P oral dissolution allows more Vitamin D to get into your body and stay there longer that traditionally digested Vitamin D. With NeuOra-P you get the benefit of both an optimal delivery system for vitamin D as well as a long-lasting breath mint.
Since the introduction of NeuOra-P a few months ago, Dr. DeVore has received numerous positive reports relating to the mitigation of pain, depression, sleeplessness and other ailments related to vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is truly a natural health and healing miracle. And, NeuOra-P is the most simple, smart and effective way, other than exposure to sunshine, of getting your daily dose of vitamin D—all the while keeping your breath fresh for hours.