The Lack of Vitamin D Due to Genetics

How’s Your Absorption of Vitamin D?

Many people believe that their lack of Vitamin D is due to their diet or lack of sunlight. However, 80 % of how your body absorbs Vitamin D is due to genetics. So no matter if you have a diet rich in Vitamin D or if you are getting plenty of sunlight, you may still be prone to a deficiency.

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to multiple skeletal health problems. Also, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer are linked with insufficient vitamin D levels. Therefore, it is important to understand how your genetics is playing a role in processing Vitamin D.

Your genes are composed of strands of DNA. Gene variations arise from random mutations and mixtures of our parents’ genes. These variations control the way we digest, absorb, and utilize nutrients. Many people who have learned they lack Vitamin D from a blood test simply take more Vitamin D only to find out it is not really working. Why? Because there is more to it. But having your genetic testing done, you can determine what is causing you to be low in Vitamin D and find ways to really get relief from the problem.

In her book, Dr. J. Dunn explores issues into why you are the way you are and how you can make changes. Her personal story includes how her genetics played a roll in her Vitamin D deficiency.  It opened a whole new world of understanding what causes disease and other health issues. She talks about her struggles with fatigue and how she was able to overcome this struggle. In her book, she also addresses how to bypass your genetic makeup to help change destructive behaviors such as overeating, substance abuse, and anger.

Everyone has unique nutrient requirements based on their genetic makeup. There are on average about 2,000 genetic variations that impact health. Some of these variations are harmful, others beneficial. Understanding your genetic makeup will give you the power of knowing the right nutrients and dosages that can actually have a life-changing impact.

Vitamin D and Your Genetics

Many people’s genetic variations require them to take Vitamin D. However, most people do not understand that dosage is a vital factor. If you do not take the dose that is right for you, you become discouraged and believe that Vitamin D is not working.   Maybe you need to combine Vitamin D with another vitamin for better absorption if you have the VDR genetic variant.  Vitamin D plays an essential role in human health as it influences immune function and cell proliferation. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with numerous health issues, including bone disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular conditions, and more.

However, properly interpreting your DNA test and understanding what it means and what you should do can be tricky. This is why you need to make sure you have a reputable company performing the test. Dr. Dunn and her team at MyHappy have been mapping the genes specifically related to brain chemistry to help her patients and teach other Healthcare Professionals to help theirs. They have identified the genetic patterns that contribute to conditions associated with mental and emotional health. The MyHappyGenes 3-Dimensional Dynamic Algorithm™ is able to target and analyze over 400 specific genes.

To learn more about genetic testing, Vitamin D deficiency and the best way to handle the issue,  get your MHG brain chemistry report now!