Study shows relationship between Vitamin D levels and candida infections

A couple of excerpts follow from an interesting article reinforcing the importance of Vitamin D in immune health, but also in our resistance to microbial infections like candida overgrowth.

"A new study published in the Journal of infectious diseases has found a positive and negative relationship between different doses of vitamin D and Candida infection."

"One of vitamin D’s role in the body is to produce an anti-microbial peptide called cathelicidin. Cathelicidin is a critical component to the body’s ability to fight off infections, such as Candida.

In the present study, researchers measured vitamin D levels among patients with candidiasis and found a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in this patient population.

Here is a link to the study.

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