Vitamin D's Role in the Aging Process

Dr. SpillerVitamin D is one of the most important supplements for the prevention of osteoporosis and now in the forefront of anti-aging medicine. Vitamin D deficiency is very commonly undetected and thus not treated.

It has become prevalent in North America and Europe. Inadequate Vitamin D blood levels can be found in many disease states such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Osteoporosis is also linked to Vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is not a vitamin per say, but really qualifies as a hormone. Every cell in the body has Vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D attaches to these receptors, then interacts with cell genes to prevent cancer growth. In much the same way, Vitamin D can minimize inflammatory processes that can lead to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

Vitamin D is clearly the most effective hormone in preventing premature aging. I encourage everyone to come to the office to have their Vitamin D blood levels checked, and if necessary, supplemented. Dennis M. Spiller D.O FACOI board certified cardiologist; fellowship trained in anti-aging and regenerative medicine.