Vitamin D 3

 

Vitamin D is widely known for its role in calcium homeostasis and maintenance of skeletal health, and in addition is becoming increasingly known to be crucial to many areas of health and chronic disease prevention. Activated vitamin D functions more as a hormone than a vitamin, with roles in immune modulation, insulin and thyroid hormone secretion, cell cycle regulation, cardiovascular function and the control of inflammation. Due to its wide range of actions, and the high prevalence of vitamin D3 deficiency, supplementation with a stable form of vitamin D3 has the potential to benefit a large section of the population.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

KEY ACTIONS

• Regulate calcium absorption and homeostasis

• Promotes bone mineralisation

• Supports immune defence

• Promotes immune regulation

• Regulates heart muscle function

• Regulates cell cycles

• Regulates endocrine function

o insulin secretion

o thyroid hormone secretion

KEY APPLICATIONS

• Individuals at risk of vitamin D deficiency

• Bone and muscle health

o Poor bone mineral density / osteoporosis

o To reduce risk of fracture

o To reduce risk of fall in elderly due to poor muscle strength

• Chronic disease

o Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

o Multiple sclerosis

o Cardiovascular disease risk

o Hypertension

o Diabetes mellitus

o Cancer risk

o Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

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