Vitamin D deficiency is common and has been implicated in most of the diseases of modern civilisation.
When fully activated, vitamin D is a potent cellular stimulator, a repair and maintenance hormone that targets over 200 human genes in a wide variety of tissues, responsible for a great number of physiological and biochemical body processes.
Main actions of vitamin D:
- Regulation of calcium and phosphorus levels.
- Modelling and re-moddeling of bone.
- Healthy cell proliferation and growth.
- Modulation of the immune system.
Deficiency leads to:
- Low levels of calcium within the blood.
- Increased bone turnover.
- May be associated with osteoporosis and fractures.
For those with low levels of vitamin D, a vitamin D3 injection can be administered once yearly and provides 600,000 IU of vitamin D3.
Source: Injectable Nutrients, by Dr Karel Hromek.