Knowing about the level of vitamin D in one’s body is highly important and therefore, it is good to have test done to know about the level of vitamin D present in a person’s body as the lack of vitamin D can affect the autoimmune system and can cause various diseases and there are about 85% of Americans with deficiency of vitamin D.
The level of vitamin D is associated with the autoimmune system, as there are viruses like Epstein – Barr virus which is killed by CD8+ T cells and the lack of it will be a trouble, then lack of other T-regulatory cells can affect immune system.
There are many other diseases like heart disease, depression and others which are related with the level of Vit. D as it works with almost 3000-30,000 genes.
It also works on T-regulatory cells (Treg) by harmonizing Th-1 (cell-mediated) and Th-2 (humoral) immune responses. Any imbalance in Treg cells directly affect Th-1 and Th-2 and will result in affecting autoimmune system.
It is researched by many specialists and people from medical fields that by taking Vit. D serums one can get a better chance at life. A Vit. D researcher Dr. Williams Grant, Ph.D told that serum of Vitamin D can kill 30% of cancerous cells.
There are many other studies which show a great link between thyroiditis and Vitamin D. Vitamin D is found to strengthen the autoimmune system preventing from major disorders. Another study done in Turkey told that Hashimoto’s was also a result of deficiency of Vit. D and a person should have an approximate of 400 UI of Vit. D.
Moreover, it was found that serum level was lower in those who had autoimmune hypothyroidisms than those who had non-autoimmune hypothyroidism. 60 and 80 ng/L is the normal level of Vitamin D in a person to be received by thyroid receptors and hence, it’s important to have a checkup especially in cold weather.
Factors like sunscreen and skin cancer because of sun rays have made people conscious about getting proper sunlight and get efficient amount of Vit. D in summers. People living in western world and as far away from equator have higher chances of being Vitamin D deficient and to overcome this withough taking supplements there is only one ways that people should start taking jobs on beaches to get the right amount of vitamin D.
Cod liver oil, fish, fortified dairy and orange juice, and eggs are major sources of Vitamin D. But sun itself, natural tanning and oral supplements are more recommendable. wild salmon (800 IU/3.5 oz of D3); and cod liver oil (700 IU per teaspoon) are some other options!
People with Graves’ disease problem in vitamin D receptor gene’s link and many other autoimmune conditions are the reason which causes the problem in absorbing Vitamin D in some people. Their body finds it difficult to convert the vitamin in its active form. Also, EBV and other pathogens can create issues for vitamin D receptors and they will not be able to respond.
It’s never too late to regulate your body, take a walk in sun and taking supplements will surely help you!