The medical literature currently contains more than 50,000 articles on vitamin D. Vitamin D levels play a significant role in a number of systems in the body, including immune and neurological regulation, and bone health. When levels of this nutrient are low, that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease, the risk of autoimmune disorders, and the risk of psychiatric and mood problems.
In addition, according to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin D may play a role in prevention and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, and other medical conditions.
Moderates cell division – Vitamin D is a hormone whose function is to provide vital communication links between cells, normalize cell growth, and avoid aggressive cell production.
Prevents autoimmune disorders – Built into the immune system are control mechanisms that prevent immune activity from causing damage due to inflammation—Vitamin D is essential to the function of these control mechanisms.
Reduces inflammation in the brain and nervous system – Vitamin D moderates inflammatory processes in the neurological system. This is particularly important, since the brain lacks the regulatory systems to moderate inflammation effectively.
Knowing the status of vitamin D is essential to correct any nutrient depletion.
The preferred test of Vitamin D assessment is the measurement of the metabolite 25 dihydroxy cholecalciferol ( 25 OH-D) and should be in the range of 50-80 ng/dl.
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