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VITAMIN D EFFECTIVE FOR SUPPRESSING IMMUNE REACTIONS

Posted on 26 October, 2016 at 20:15


A recent study published in the Natural Medicine Journal has found that supplementation with Vitamin D3 in those with low levels of Vitamin D can have a positive effect on the production of T cells (or T lymphocytes), a part of what is termed the innate immune system.

There is increasing research into the part that Vit D3 may play in assisting our immune response. Some areas of research include Multiple Sclerosis and inflammatory bowel diseases.

More research is needed to determine what doses are most effective; this study found that high dose supplementation (4000IU/day) was more effective than low doses (400 Iu /day) in the activation of T cells; although both doses over 6 months saw significant increases in Vit D3 levels.

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