I have heard Vitamin D Is important Is this true?


I have heard Vitamin D Is important.  Is this true?

DR Wise Answer:

Vitamin D has been found to be very important and that 85% of people in the united states are deficient.  As the vitamin is better studied , many illnesses have been found to be associated with low vitamin D. The most common is “fibromyalgia”  which often is actually periostitis ( inflammation of the outer membrane of the bones ). This will gradually correct with addition of dietary vitamin D3 at 2000 to 5000 units by mouth daily. To be sure, have a blood level of  vitamin D measured .  Test for both 25-hydroxy and 1,25 dihydroxy forms of vitamin D.

Some helpful links for you to read:


Vitamin D: It’s Not Just For Bones Anymore


25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Men


Low vitamin D tied to depression in older people



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