Vitamin D Is Crucial for Fighting Autoimmune Diseases and it is also important for hypothyroidism.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Vitamin D is a potent immune modulator, making it critical for the treatment and prevention of autoimmune diseases.  According to one study, 80% of patients in the winter, and 50% in the summer, are vitamin-D deficient.

If Taking a Vitamin D Supplement, remember K2 and Magnesium.

If you are looking for a good D3/K2 supplement, be sure to take vitamin D3, not the synthetic D2. You also need vitamin K2 and magnesium together with D3. They work synergistically. Vitamin D is fat-soluble, so taking it with the meal that has the most fat, will help with absorption.

The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the areas of your body that need it and use it. Without sufficient amounts of K2, calcium may build up in areas such as your arteries, dental plaque and soft tissues. This can cause calcification that leads to hardening of your arteries. K2 may be contra-indicated if you are on blood thinners.

Magnesium is also important, both for the proper function of calcium and for the activity of vitamin D, as it converts vitamin D into its active form. Magnesium also activates enzyme activity that helps your body use the vitamin D. In fact, all enzymes that metabolize vitamin D require magnesium to work.

As with vitamin D and K2, magnesium deficiency is also common. If you are magnesium deficient and take supplemental calcium, you may exacerbate the situation.

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