Taking a daily probiotic supplement may increase vitamin D levels in the blood by 25 percent.
A recent study determined that a probiotic may increase absorption of vitamin D in the gastrointestinal tract. The probiotic tested was a strain of Lactobacillus reuteri.
Previous research has linked low levels of vitamin D to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and musculoskeletal disorders.
“Probiotic May Boost Vitamin D Levels: First Human Data” by Stephen Daniells, www.nutraingredients-usa.com, 6/13/13