Vitamin D associations have been found in numerous autoimmune diseases, including autoimmune thyroid conditions. It also appears that many individuals who have autoimmune thyroid conditions have not only vitamin D deficiency, but also a genetic polymorphism in their body’s vitamin D receptor sites that do no respond adequately to normal amounts of Vitamin D, and they may require much greater amounts. Vitamin D appears to help against autoimmune mediated thyroid dysfunction.
Vitamin D levels may be tested with these individuals with a serum 25(OH) D test, but the ranges used to determine Vitamin D status adequacy may not represent individuals with vitamin D receptor site polymorphisms adequately. Despite measurements of serum vitamin D levels, an autoimmune thyroid pattern may benefit from vitamin D supplementation.
If vitamin D is used, it should be in high doses (2000-5000 IU) per day in an emulsified form. If you would like more info go to www.olsonchiropracticcenter.com