Patients with early Parkinson’s share vitamin D deficiency

A study published in the Archives of Neurology reveals that patients with recent diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease have a high prevalence of insufficient vitamin D levels. The results suggest that vitamin D regulates a number of physiological processes within the body.

“Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with a variety of clinical disorders and chronic diseases,” wrote the authors. “[It] has been reported to be more common in patients with Parkinson[‘s] disease than in healthy control subjects.”

Among the 157 patients with early Parkinson’s who were examined, nearly 70 percent had insufficient amounts of vitamin D. Those same subjects actually showed an increase in levels towards the end of the study. The results may suggest that a long-term deficiency of vitamin D relates to the disease’s development.

Those looking to increase their vitamin D intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

One tablet of Sublingual D-3 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains the vitamin D equivalent of 250 egg yolks or 125 cups of fortified cereal. Regular consumption may lead to enhanced memory as well as a healthier immune system.

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