Research Proposal: Vitamin D and Digestion


            Vitamin D is a natural chemical that is produced in the skin from a vitamin D-precursor via sunlight exposure. Without sufficient amounts of vitamin D, the body will along absorb 10-15% of the necessary calcium. Researchers have recently found that there are vitamin D receptors on organs in the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, endocrine glands, and muscles, indicating the importance in digestion. The purpose of the study is determine the effectiveness or efficiency of binding sites in the oval cavity of individuals in order to correlate the importance of vitamin D in the digestion process.