Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of the most important hormones when it comes to cell division and mutation. It is used in almost all of the cells in our body and has a vast variety of functions.

In fact, many diseases are linked to Vitamin D deficiency in one way or the other. These can be Heart Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia, Rickets, many Cancers (including Melanoma), Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Obesity, Psoriasis and many more.

There are many reasons for this. For one, our immune system cannot function properly when our Vitamin D levels are low.

Important to our patients is to know that melanoma patients have a better survival chance if their Vitamin D levels are high enough (100-160 nmol/l). We routinely check high risk patients and give advice how to achieve desirable Vitamin D blood levels.

How can I get Vit D?

Dietary Intake

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