Vitamin D, in the form of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, helps to regulate several types of cells in the immune system, including monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells and acti- vated T cells, and it helps prevent autoimmune responses.
What is the best vitamin for autoimmune disease?
In that spirit, these are the top nutrients and corresponding food medicines I recommend for people struggling with autoimmune conditions:
- Vitamin A for immune system calming.
- Vitamin D for better immunological function and lower inflammation.
- Vitamin K2 for brain and spinal cord healing.
- Iron to replenish deficits.
Does lupus cause low vitamin D?
In Lupus, Low Vitamin D Means High Renal Disease Risk. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with higher rates of end-stage renal disease in patients who have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to new research findings presented at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Can vitamin D deficiency cause positive ANA?
Vitamin D deficiency was associated with an increased presence of autoantibodies in healthy controls. While vitamin D deficiency has been reported in many autoimmune diseases, this is the first observation in ANA-positive healthy individuals.
What triggers autoimmune disease?
The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.