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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vitamin "D" and MS

Source: Rocky Mountain MS Center - eMS News - October 15, 2009

"You need to get your vitamins…" is a phrase we all likely heard as children, perhaps when we didn’t want to eat the heaping pile of vegetables that had been so generously served to us. Annoying as it may have seemed at the time, certain vitamins may in fact be more important than we previously understood. As MS research continues to expand and move forward, there is growing support that one vitamin in particular, D, plays an important role in the development and progression of MS.

Vitamin D, the main sources of which are exposure to sunlight, milk, cheese, and fish, as well as some juices and cereals, is a fat soluble vitamin. It is biologically inert, which means that upon entering the body, it must be processed in order to become activated. This occurs either in the liver or the kidney. Another important aspect of vitamin D is that it works collaboratively with calcium, and is critical for bone growth and health.

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