This is a very interesting study that brings to light a possible connection between inflammation and our chronic deficiency of Vitamin D.  Up until now we have assumed that it has been our chronic deficit of Vitamin D intake weakening our immune system.  This study suggests the possibility that inflammation may impede our ability to metabolize Vitamin D adequately.

“Some authorities now believe that low 25(OH)D is a consequence of chronic inflammation rather than the cause. Research points to a bacterial etiology pathogenesis for an inflammatory disease process which results in high 1,25(OH)2D and low 25(OH)D. Immunotherapy, directed at eradicating persistent intracellular pathogens, corrects dysregulated vitamin D metabolism and resolves inflammatory symptoms.”

Should the findings of this study bear merit, the importance of paying heed to our microbiome is once again brought and front and underlying the importance of striving for good gut health.

Here is the link to the study:

Inflammation and vitamin D: the infection connection


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