Vitamin D is starting to shine for multiple sclerosis prevention.
Vitamin D’s benefits are well documented and numerous—here’s how you can tell if you’re not getting enough vitamin D. One of the most readily available daily sources of the key nutrient is found right outside, in natural sunlight. The sun itself isn’t doing the supplement slathering, but it does the catalyzing, allowing skin cells to take care of the vitamin generation itself. But for those who spend much of their day indoors or those who live in say, Nome, Alaska, taking a daily vitamin D supplement might be the best bet.
And according to a new study published in Neurology, maintaining high vitamin D levels may help reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis. The research found that for every 50 nanomolar per liter increase of vitamin D dosage in participants, their risk of developing the degenerative disease would decrease by 39 percent. (‘Molar/L’ is a parts per volume ratio measurement).
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