“AMPs are our natural first line defense against infection. They are evolutionarily ancient and used by all living organisms to protect themselves … Too little CAMP and people experience frequent infections. The best example is atopic eczema (a type of recurring, itchy skin disorder). These patients can experience frequent Staph and viral infections.”

Vitamin D upregulates your ability to fight infections, as well as chronic inflammation, and produces antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), one of which is cathelicidin, a naturally occurring broad-spectrum antibiotic. The cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide, or CAMP, is made by immune cells and skin and gut cells, which act as a barrier to infection.1



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