vitamin d3

  1. haidut

    Vitamin D3 anabolic, calcitriol catabolic for muscle/thymus

    Several great studies, which will probably do little to calm down the controversy that seems to be brewing lately in the blogosphere over whether supplementing with vitamin D3 is beneficial or not. Namely, the last study below demonstrated direct muscle-anabolic effects from supplementation with...
  2. Sefton10

    Help interpreting mother’s blood work

    For context, she has just turned 70 and has had severe rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. Recently she has been feeling like she has less and less energy, constantly tired and dizzy spells. Finally she is open to exploring the impact of metabolism/bioenergetics so I got her Kate Deering’s book...
  3. C

    Help, High cholesterol and triglycerides

    Hi guys, i have recently done blood work and it turned out with: total cholesterol = 279 mg/dl HDL = 34 mg/dl Trig = 311 mg/dl Magnesium = 1.80 mg/dl Total Ca = 9.90 mg/dl Vitamin D = 92 nmol/L Im 24yo male, my diet is peaty low pufa, high carbs and protein, high fruits. Last year i had...
  4. D

    Is this a OK d3/k2 supplement?

    unfortunately I cannot find a d3 k2 liquid drops supplement with mk4 k2 online. I cant afford the thorne one right now, so for the meanwhile is this supplement safe? it has 1000 IU of D3 and 120 mcg of k2 mk4 per serving. The only problem is it has added ingredients such as olive oil, rosemary...
  5. RenaissanceMan

    BEST D3/K2 SUPPLEMENT? Which one gave you the greatest Androgenic and Stress-Lowering effects?

    I was wondering if someone on here could recommend the best D3/K2 supplement they've tried! I've taken a few of them and they didn't seem to have noticeable effects on me. Which one has given you the best T-boosting and energy-increasing effects? Also does K2 MK7 have a positive or negative...
  6. haidut

    High PTH, low vitamin D implicated in bipolar disorder (BD)

    A great study highlighting once again the importance of calcium, vitamin D and especially the pro-inflammatory parathyroid hormone (PTH) for mental health. While there are many studies (both observational and intervention ones) examining the role of vitamin D in mental health, this is one of the...
  7. haidut

    Vitamin D (topical) safe and effective for removing scars

    A neat human study, which demonstrates that topical treatment with vitamin D may treat even large scars that have been present on the skin for years. Many people have such scars as a result of surgery, trauma, chemical/heat burns, radiation, etc. As the study says, the typical treatment is with...
  8. haidut

    Vitamin D deficiency impairs muscles by lowering energy production

    Perhaps this study below will put some of the arguments against vitamin D supplementation to rest. It demonstrated up to 40% reduction of energy production in the muscles of animals deficient in vitamin D, in spite of unchanged number/size/density of mitochondria inside the cells. In addition...
  9. T

    Experiences with Jarrow Formulas vitamin D3 2500 IU?

    Hey all, I ordered Jarrow Formulas vitamin D3 2500 IU and I want to know if anyone has experiences with these. Here's the link to the product if it's allowed, if not, mods please delete it...
  10. haidut

    Vitamin D can force cancer cells to differentiate back into normal

    Danny and I already discussed this topic on a recent podcast, but I decided to post the studies anyways, considering how important the topic is. While progesterone and testosterone are the most well-known differentiating factors in humans, the role of vitamin D has gone largely unnoticed. The...
  11. haidut

    Vitamin D prevents cortisol-induced depression and...inflammation

    A great study for a number of reasons. First, it discussed openly that in animal research circles cortisol administration is considered an official and reliable method of causing major depression. As the article states, for some reason human medical circles have been unwilling to accept the...
  12. haidut

    Vitamin D is anti-catabolic / anabolic, protects liver from cortisol injury

    In a recent post of mine I discussed the effects of cortisol on various aminotransferases (especially TAT), their role as biomarkers of catabolism, and how inhibitors of said aminotransferases have a potent anti-catabolic / anabolic effects. In that same post, I also described how cortisol (a...
  13. haidut

    Vitamin D/K Combo Increases Penis Size As Much As Surgery

    A very interesting study, not only because of its obvious social implications but also because it confirms the anabolic effects of the vitamin D/K combination, as well as the likely androgenic effects of vitamin D. I could not help but pronounce the D/K combo in my head as "dee-k" :): Another...
  14. haidut

    Vitamin D Reduces Blood Sugar And Body Fat In Obese Women

    A neat study, albeit lasting much longer (about 1.5 years) than most other intervention studied with vitamin D. What makes this study particularly interesting is that it only used high doses vitamin D (60,000 IU once weekly) initially until blood levels rose into the normal range. It did not...
  15. haidut

    Vitamin D - The New Antibiotic Against Skin And Gut Infections

    A great new study demonstrating the crucial role of vitamin D in maintaining proper immune function. The study demonstrates that maintaining normal levels of vitamin D is strongly protective against gut infections by Salmonella-type bacteria. Interestingly, the authors claim that vitamin D is...
  16. haidut

    Vitamin D Strikingly Therapeutic For Type II Diabetes

    Despite the ongoing assault against "ineffective" dietary supplements, the evidence in favor of them keeps piling on. One of the favorite targets of mainstream media is vitamin D, and multiple claims of "ineffectiveness" based on "meta" studies have come out in the last 5 years. Usually, this is...
  17. haidut

    Vitamin D May Stop Melanoma Growth

    A great study that corroborates my recent post on avoiding sunlight being as bad for health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. After all, without sunlight there won't be much vitamin D synthesis and supplementation is not effective for many people due to variety of factors including excess...
  18. haidut

    Vitamin D Deficiency Can Cause Heart Failure

    As many readers know, there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. It is of worldwide proportions, but is visible mainly in "developed" countries in the Western world. The official stance of mainstream medicine is that while vitamin D deficiency is undesirable, it does not really have much...
  19. haidut

    Vitamin D May Be A Safe, Seizure-minimizing Epilepsy Treatment

    Note that the title is the actual opinion of the study authors, and not my interpretation. The study lasted 12 weeks and used 5,000 IU vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily. Beneficial effects on seizures were visible after 6 weeks and were correlated with normalizing vitamin D levels in the...
  20. haidut

    Vitamin D Beneficial In Advanced GI Cancers

    The study shows that a daily dose of 4,000 IU – 8,000 IU vitamin D reduces cancer progression by up to 36%. The study had 2 phases, the first one used 4,000 IU vitamin D daily and the second one used 8,000 IU daily. Both phases reported robust benefit, and also noted something Peat has been...
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