Vitamin D

Applications:Cancer prevention, Crohn's disease, epilepsy, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, osteoporosis, skin ailments.
Scientific Data:Recent research suggests that elderly people may be deficient in this vitamin due to a lack of sunlight exposure and dietary depletion. Studies have found that women are consistently low in vitamin D which may predispose them to osteoporosis.
Recommendations:Vitamin D can be taken singularly but is usually included in multiple formulas or with vitamin A. Vitamin D2 is the most common supplement form. Calcitrol is the prescription version of vitamin D and is only used in cases where certain diseases prohibit the conversion of vitamin D in the body.

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