Parkinson's disease prevention with Vitamin D.
Recent meta-analyses show a correlation between adequate Vitamin D levels and the prevention of this devastating disease.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease that falls under the broader category of dementia. Many patients with Parkinson's will eventually experience both physical and cognitive symptoms.
In this article, we will focus on some data published in 2019 about Vitamin D levels and the incidence of Parkinson's disease. You can review the meta-analyses here in the Medical Science Monitor. The term "meta-analyses" means that they actually reviewed data previously published in other scientific studies. In this case, they reviewed data from eight studies.
The conclusion of reviewing these 8 studies was that there is a clear correlation between having an inadequate level of Vitamin D and the incidence of Parkinson's disease.
The authors stated: "Insufficiency and deficiency of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and reduced exposure to sunlight were significantly associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.
The non-profit Grassroots Health recommends that you maintain a Vitamin D level between 40 to 60 ng/ml. The meta-analyses mentioned above found that participants with a Vitamin D level of 20 ng/ml or lower were actually 61% more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those with levels at 20 ng/ml or above.
Do you know your Vitamin D level? Are you intentional about maintaining a Vitamin D blood level between 40 - 60 ng/ml? Consider purchasing our Vitamin D Home Test to find out your own personal level.