The Link Between MS and Vitamin D3

posted by on July 18th, 2013

When a person has MS, his or her immune system attacks the coating that protects the nerve cells.  Research suggests that a connection between vitamin D and MS could be tied to the positive effects vitamin D has on the immune system.

The link between vitamin D and MS is strengthened by the association between sunlight and the risk of MS. The farther away from the equator a person lives, the higher the risk of MS. Sunlight is the body’s most efficient source for vitamin D — suggesting that exposure to sunlight may offer protection from MS.

In any neurologic, autoimmune or general immune complaint we need to consider how to keep the patient dynamic, plastic even, to keep the cerebellum-thalamus and cortex involved. As is true for all our patients, a multi-system outlook and interdisciplinary approach is best