Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, therefore a human genetic requirement for healing and prevention. It is actually a hormone and is “converted cholesterol” produced in the body in response to exposure to ultraviolet B radiation. It cannot be produced without exposure to sunlight—it is an essential nutrient.
According to a 2010 study reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, over half of the population is severely deficient in Vitamin D.
Vitamin D plays a role in nearly every human function including the regulation of healing and inflammation. In a report by Stewart Leavitt, Ph.D. 2008 Vitamin D—A Neglected ‘Analgesic’ for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, “Experts recommend that vitamin D deficiency should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, muscle weakness or fatigue, f ibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome.”
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