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Vitamin D is a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

Vitamin D is a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
Monday, April 23, 2012 By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Several new studies demonstrate the power of vitamin D to reduce inflammation and pain, operating at the DNA level to regulate genes to reduce inflammation. This information expands our understanding of vitamin D in relation to the immune response and sends a clear message that people with any kind of pain or ongoing inflammation should optimize their vitamin D levels as a key aspect of solving inflammatory problems. We have known for some time that vitamin D is needed for optimal immune performance, whether combating pain or fighting the flu. It is well established that vitamin D is the single most important substance in your body for something called immune system tolerance, which means “how hot can your frying pan get before there are major overheating problems?” One new study evaluated the vitamin D status and pain levels in 2,070 adults over age 65.

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