Health Research by Jake Gold et al. May 22, 2018

Original article here

Vitamin D helps the body to break down the minerals calcium and phosphorus. Better science has shown us that the role of vitamin D is even greater. Vitamin D helps to maintain normal brain functions and protects neurons, the cells of the brain.

Recently, the lack of vitamin D is increasingly implicated in major neurocognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and vascular dementia.

Vitamin D deficiency happens more with aging, and is often complicated with other illnesses. This new article reviews the role of vitamin D in maintaining normal brain functions, and implications for vitamin D deficiency in cognitive disorders.