Vitamins – Vitamin D & Deficiency

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In this leaflet we explain what vitamin D does to the body, the natural sources of this vitamin, supplements, what deficiency can feel like, and how it can be treated.

Description

“There is growing interest in the role of vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – in M.E. Firstly, because there are a number of reasons why people with this illness could be at increased risk of developing vitamin D deficiency. Secondly, because there are several theories why vitamin D could have a part to play in the treatment of M.E.

“We do not know how common vitamin D deficiency might be in M.E. because no proper research has ever been carried out. However, anecdotal reports indicate that it could be an often unrecognised problem for people with moderate to severe M.E. – especially
in those who are largely or constantly housebound and not receiving enough regular exposure to natural sunlight…”

Dr Charles Shepherd (Hon. Medical Adviser to the ME Association) explains what vitamin D does to the body, the natural sources of this vitamin, supplements, what deficiency can feel like, and how it can be treated.

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