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vitamin d

  1. haidut

    Low vitamin D and HIGH (not low) PTH predict bone deterioration

    A great new study, which would hopefully trigger a re-assessment of the current approaches in treating osteoporosis/osteopenia. Namely, one of the core therapies for deteriorating bone health/density (usually associated with aging, glucocorticoid treatment, kidney disease, etc) is administration...
  2. haidut

    Vitamin D likely effective as an antidepressant

    That is the simple conclusion of the largest meta-study to date. Namely, vitamin D in doses above 2,000 IU daily has antidepressant effect when used as monotherapy. The antidepressant effects of vitamin D when used in combination with pharma antidepressant drugs is already well-established, so...
  3. haidut

    Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Dementia And Stroke

    Despite this being an observational study, the analysis for extraneous factors has been strong enough that the authors believe the link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia/stroke is causal. As the study itself says, almost 20% of dementia/stroke cases could be prevented by simply...
  4. haidut

    Even low-dose Vitamin D may prevent/treat dental cavities

    Another study demonstrating that an "inevitable" conditions such as dental cavities may actually be preventable and, at least in its early forms, even treatable by vitamin D. The study immersed extracted teeth in different types of saliva with varying pH levels. One of the saliva types also came...
  5. haidut

    Vitamin D can prevent, and even reverse, the cancerization process

    The study is on ovarian cancer but I don't see why its findings won't apply to all other cancers, as the study itself states, especially the ones forming in the abdominal cavity and involving the peritoneum. he study found that vitamin D can actually restore the "cancer" cells back to normal...
  6. haidut

    Milk or water are optimal drinks for (oral) vitamin D bioavailability

    Just a quick post about something I thought many people will probably find interesting, considering the widespread use of oral vitamin D supplements. The findings of the study are a bit surprising, considering that vitamin D is one of the "fat-soluble" vitamins and as such is expected to be...
  7. Sefton10

    Vitamin D supplementation is associated with slower epigenetic aging

    Adverse effects of low vitamin D level on mortality and morbidity are controversially discussed. Especially older people are at risk for vitamin D deficiency and therefore exposed to its potentially harmful consequences. A way of measuring differences in the biological age is through DNA...
  8. haidut

    The "burning mouth" syndrome may be due to vitamin deficiencies, hypothyroidism

    Just a quick post since I get a lot of emails about this issue, and apparently the rates have increased a lot since the pandemic began. According to the study below, this symptoms can be caused by insulin resistance, vitamin D/B6/B1 or zinc deficiencies, or hypothyroidism (high TSH). Looking at...
  9. haidut

    High-dose vitamin D could help fight HIV/AIDS

    Actual article title, though I disagree with the "high-dose" qualifier as it corresponds roughly to a vitamin D3 dose of ~7,000 IU daily, which is not really a pharmacological dose. While the authors were not brave enough to claim that vitamin D supplementation could be an effective prophylactic...
  10. haidut

    Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), unlike D3 (cholecalciferol), ineffective for immune health

    A very important study, with huge ramifications, considering most people taking prescription vitamin D are consuming vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) as that is the only FDA-approved vitamin D variety available for oral use. The widely available OTC variety vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is not...
  11. Mauritio

    Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID

    "Good oxidative metabolism, with optimal vitamin D and thyroid function, gets people through epidemics without getting sick, despite being exposed to the thing that made others sick." -RP (2019) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This should be...
  12. haidut

    Vitamin D effective in humans for preventing autoimmune diseases

    A human study, one of the largest ever conducted, and covering virtually all major autoimmune conditions. Also, the study claims that this is the first intervention trial that looked at effects of vitamin D on developing autoimmune conditions, so the link is causal - i.e. we can now claim that...
  13. haidut

    Muscles starve/waste in the absence of vitamin D

    As turns out, yet again, vitamin D is far from being the simple "bone vitamin" as most TV/online commercials would have us believe. It is actually a (seco)steroid and has already been implicated in a host of metabolic and immune process affecting virtually every disease. Recently, I posted a few...
  14. haidut

    Oral vitamin D3 may treat steroid-driven hair loss

    A very interesting study, which demonstrates that a relatively low (5,000 IU) oral daily dose of vitamin D3 for 6 months, may be able to treat gender-specific (driven by steroids) hair loss. Now, the study participants were all female, with female-pattern hair loss (FPHL), however the findings...
  15. haidut

    Vitamin D may prevent/delay Type I diabetes

    Vitamin D seems to be trying to take aspirin's crown as a universal drug away. The study below is the latest evidence that this remarkable nutrient may have therapeutic effects in conditions that most doctors consider completely unrelated outside of vitamin D's realm (e.g. calcium absorption)...
  16. Peatful

    Living to 120. Pregnancies at 65. See what they eat and how they live.

    View: https://youtu.be/QW_713n3D0o Fascinating.
  17. M

    Should we be taking Calcifediol instead of D3?

    Is calcifediol better than cholecalciferol for vitamin D supplementation? - Osteoporosis International "First, oral calcifediol results in a more rapid increase in serum 25OHD compared to oral cholecalciferol. Second, oral calcifediol is more potent than cholecalciferol, so that lower dosages...
  18. UG Krishnamurti

    Wishing this man the best but what can we learn from looking at his markers?

    "How the f*ck did I have three blocked arteries?? I fasted, ate low carb, cut seed oils, did cardio and weights at least 5x a week. End result…. My widow maker was 95% blocked?? thank the Lord I just happened to go to cardiologist after iwatch reported afib" LINK TO THE TWITTER POST Take a...
  19. Hans

    How vitamin D helps you sleep like a king

    Vitamin D literally got rid of most of my sleep disturbances, such as restless leg syndrome, long sleep onset, nocturia, shallow sleep, bad dreams, random body aches, etc. Diet obvious also played a huge role, but it felt like vit D was that final puzzle piece for me...
  20. Bogdar

    Skyhigh 25,OHD from D3 supplement

    Hey, So I recently got results for vitamin D & calcium blood test, 25,OHD3 was measured hs A bit of context, I made vit D bloodtests about twice a year, and I tried to get out from the deficiency range for so long; I tried sunbathing on a summer, and supplementing ~5K UI daily vit D for few...
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