What Is the Association Between Vitamin D and Chronic Kidney Disease

What Is the Association between Vitamin D and Chronic Kidney Disease?

• Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The kidney is the organ where the active form of vitamin D is produced in the body. Chronic kidney disease decreases the production of the active form of vitamin D and causes vitamin D deficiency. Supplementation with vitamin D enhances the production of the active form of vitamin D and increases the survival rate of patients with chronic kidney disease.

• Vitamin D regulates the renin-angiotensin system, controls blood pressure, and alleviates the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Vitamin D deficiency exacerbates the symptoms of chronic kidney disease.

Twenty research papers studied vitamin D supplementation and chronic kidney disease. The meta-analysis confirmed that supplementation with vitamin D reduced the incidence rate of death from cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Recommendation

• Prevention. For people at risk of chronic kidney disease, take daily 800 IU vitamin D3 (11) and 400 mcg vitamin B9 (8).

• Treatment. For chronic kidney disease patients, take daily 2,000 IU vitamin D3 (11) and 800 mcg vitamin B9 (8).

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