According to a report in the journal Archives of Neurology, patients with a recent onset of Parkinson’s disease show a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency.
The vitamin is considered a hormone that helps the body regulate a number of physiological processes. A lack of vitamin D has been associated with several chronic diseases, including multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
“Vitamin D insufficiency has been reported to be more common in patients with Parkinson’s disease than in healthy control subjects,” write the authors of the study.
Scientists conducted a survey of vitamin D levels in patients who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the last five years. It was shown that nearly 70 percent of participants showed insufficient levels of the vitamin.
Those looking to increase their vitamin D intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual D-3 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 5,000 IU of vitamin D per serving, the equivalent of 25 cans of tuna. Regular use may help support a healthy immune system and build stronger bones.