When patients are educated on Vitamin D they are often told about its importance in calcium absorption and bone metabolism.  But is that it?  Does Vitamin D play a role in any other physiologic processes within the body?  Absolutely.  In fact, the benefits of Vitamin D are substantial and include the following areas: Cardiovascular health, Hypertension, Depression, Epilepsy, Type 1 Diabetes Prevention, Type 2 Diabetes, Migraine Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Cancer Prevention/Treatment, and more.  Read about all of them here: CME: The Clinical Importance of Vitamin D

If reading a well-written research article is not your cup of tea, check out the following video for a comical take on Vitamin D and how it can act as a simple alternative to a multitude of medications.

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