Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the number 1 deficiency in Lyme disease?

The spirochete microbe involved in Lyme disease blocks your ability to receive vitamin D. This means you could have normal vitamin D levels in your blood but be severely deficient deep in your tissues. Vitamin D typically comes from the sun and is absorbed into the liver and kidneys through your skin. It’s eventually turned into the active form of vitamin D but has to be received by a vitamin D receptor. The spirochete microbe in Lyme disease downgrades your vitamin D receptors by 50 to 80x! This inhibits your immune system’s ability to fight the microbe.

Other microbes, viruses, and certain types of cancer also downgrade vitamin D receptors. If you have a problem with your vitamin D receptors, it won’t be detected in your blood. You must do a specialized vitamin D receptor test to identify the problem.

It’s estimated that 30% of the population has issues with the vitamin D receptor. Many people who are overweight have resistance to vitamin D at the receptor level. Other microorganisms like chlamydia, microplasmas, and aspergillus (toxic mold) downgrade vitamin D receptors.

The following factors can make it more difficult for your body to absorb vitamin D: darker complexions, old age, low cholesterol, seed oil consumption, and smoking. You also need adequate zinc and magnesium for vitamin D to work properly in the body.

Natural alternatives to increase vitamin D levels and combat vitamin D resistance include:

1. Large amounts of vitamin D, 50,000 IU sporadically (i.e., once a week)

2. Sunshine

3. Omega-3 fatty acids

4. Resveratrol

5. Intense exercise

6. Quercetin

7. Zinc

8. Boron

9. Progesterone

10. Sulforaphane


Last updated: Apr 01, 2024 14:38 PM