How Vitamin D Deficiency Impacts Thyroid Disorders Part II

Vitamin D Supplements: Solution, or Not?

As we discussed in part I of this series on vitamin D deficiency, all this research might make you want to run out and purchase a bottle of Vitamin D supplements, or go to work on your tan. This way, you can ensure that the health of your thyroid is intact, right? While this type of alternative or natural medicine is a good start, it is not that simple. This body of research is only one piece of the puzzle that we might take into account when we are working out a treatment plan for you. There are other, important aspects of this health issue that must be kept in mind as well.

Bodily Functions Affect Vitamin D Absorption

A variety of different functions have been shown to affect the way Vitamin D is absorbed by the body.

  • A leaky gut, which is commonly found in people who have reduced thyroid function,
  • Obesity
  • a lack of fat in the diet since it aids in the absorption of Vitamin D
  • aging
  • inflammation
  • high levels of cortisol
  • many popular medications

These have all been linked to a reduction how effectively this vitamin being absorbed by the body.

Watch my latest video that explains “10 steps to supporting your thyroid naturally”

Next, we will address how to test your body’s Vitamin D levels and go into detail on the debate over what a “normal” Vitamin D level is.

See Part III of our Vitamin D Series

See Part I of Our Vitamin D Series

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