Vitamin D For Boosting Immunity

By | Aug 12, 2012

Vitamin D in the form of 1,25(OH)2D is a potent immune system modulator. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed by most cells of the immune system, including T cells and antigen-presenting cells, such as dendritic cells and macrophages . Under some circumstances, macrophages also produce the 25(OH)D3-1-hydroxylase enzyme that converts 25(OH)D to 1,25(OH)2D (8). [...]

Women With Depression May Benefit From Vitamin D3

By | Aug 12, 2012

Women with moderate to severe depression had substantial improvement in their symptoms of depression after they received treatment for their vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. The case report series was presented at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Because the women did not change their antidepressant medications or other environmental factors [...]

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