Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin typically synthesized via UV light exposure. Having normal levels is essential for a good immune system and healthy mineral balance. [1] [2] [3]

Why is Vitamin D included in the Inflammation and Metabolic axes?

Evidence has shown that low concentrations of Vitamin D are associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers [1], and an increased risk of Metabolic Syndrome [2]. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

How can I better understand my results?

  • Deficient: < 25 ng/mL
  • suboptimal: 25-43 ng/mL
  • optimal: 43-82 ng/mL
  • upper normal: 82-100 ng/mL

Lower levels have several health implications. It may lead to decreased bone health, muscular atrophy, and even more serious health problems depending on how low the levels are. 

Higher levels can be harmful as well, as it could lead to nausea, dehydration, kidney issues, and a plethora of other symptoms.

Where can I learn more?

Dr. Andrew Huberman’s interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick covers relevant topics around Vitamin D

A good commentary on Vitamin D topics from a Harvard physician

Read the National Health Service (UK) Vitamin D Review

The above is informational content only. None of it is intended as medical or diagnostic advice. Please consult your provider for information or concerns regarding your results

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