Vitamin D is important in overall health, immunity and bones, it is also important to ensure that your muscles, brain heart and lungs work optimally.  In the same way as plants make their energy via photosynthesis, our bodies make vitamin D from sunlight in our skin.  This is how we evolved to obtain most of our vitamin D, although we do obtain some from some food products.

There are five types of vitamin D, but in humans the main ones are D2 and D3.  D2 can be found in green leafy vegetables and fungi when they are exposed to the sunlight, D3 is made by the skin in the presence of sunlight.

When UVB light hits the skin it converts cholesterol to pre-vitamin D.  It is picked up by the binding protein which is the main transport system for vitamin D in the body, and goes to the liver where it is converted to calcidiol and stored. It is then transported to the kidneys and converted to the final active form of vitamin D, calcitriol, for which almost every cell has a receptor for.  The vitamin D binding protein is made in the liver, so any ailment of either the liver or the kidneys can cause a disruption in the vitamin D synthesis.

First published April 4th 2012

With more than one in a hundred children in the UK succumbing to autism the medical establishment is still no nearer to discovering the causes of, or providing any successful treatment for, this dreaded illness.   There is, however, growing hope of recovery at any age.

The causes Autism?

The static theory - The mainstream view of autism is that it is a “static” encephalopathy with its roots in the womb or in genetic causes.  There is yet no hope of successful treatment as the brain and nervous system are considered to be permanently damaged.

The viral theory - That the onset of autism can be attributed to a particular illness or vaccine and that person “regressed” into autism.  The virus has compromised the immune system allowing the virus to stay locked in the body for years, even life! As Dr. Bradstreet notes in December 2011 - “For years I have observed that even the most substantially effected children have moments where they are profoundly better – perhaps only for mere fleeting periods of time.  This alone implies there is some interference with neuro-processing which is not always present at the same level.  Therefore, it is conceivable that this interfering substance is amenable to biomedical therapy.

Mafactive is otherwise known as gcmaf, gcprotein & vitamin d binding protein (VDBP). It is a protein chain consiting of 480 sugars that binds to vitamin d3 to form the major circulating form of the vitamin.

Every cell in the body has Vitamin D receptors which gives an indication as to the importance of this vitamin to cellular health and our immune cells are no exception.

Located at the 418 position on the VDBP is one sugar that is required by white blood cells called monocytes to differentiate and activate into our most powerful of immune cells - the macrophage.