Taking the Wrong Vitamin D Supplement

Here's a good chance that, in the past couple of years, you've started thinking more about what you can be doing to take care of your immune system

Maybe you've added more fruits and vegetables to your diet, or maybe you've been exercising more. Beyond that, however,

It can sometimes be difficult to figure out which changes will actually be helpful. When it comes to vitamin supplementation, new research finds

especially for people of white European descent, taking vitamin D3 may help your body fight off viruses and bacteria, while vitamin D2 could play an actively harmful role.

In the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, researchers from the ‚Äč‚ÄčUniversity of Surrey and the University of Brighton examined

The results of 12 weeks of vitamin D supplementation on nearly a hundred of women of South Asian and white European descent, 

They found that D3 appeared to play a role in stimulating your immune system's helpful interferons, part of your body's

 While D2 appeared to do the opposite for white European women in the study. Notably, researchers flagged the "possibility of ethnic differences

Taking vitamin D2 supplements may not be beneficial to your health. In fact, they may be harmful by counteracting the roles of vitamin D3

You are not going to get enough from your diet, or from the sun between October and March if you live in northern Europe or other northern

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