Kamal Patel is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and is on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics. Kamal has also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, mindfulness meditation, and nutrition in low income areas. He is currently the Director of Examine which is an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition.

In this podcast, Kamal and I discussed vitamin D. Some of the topics we go over are:

1.What is Vitamin D and its functions in the body?

2.What are different sources of vitamin D?

3.What are symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

4.What are optimal levels of vitamin D and potential health benefits?

5.Can correcting vitamin D deficiency have any effect on body composition, hormone levels or performance?

6.Does too much vitamin D have any negative effects?

7.What are your recommendations to ensure sufficient vitamin D intake?