THE CLINICAL BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D

October 29, 2020 Off By Kelly

Cold Laser Pain Relief gives each new patient a pack containing handy information and miscellaneous tips.   I thought that this particular page from the pack cannot be emphasised too much, as Vitamin D affects so many different aspects of health.

  • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

If Vitamin D3 levels are low, the risk of Myocardial Infarction is twice as high

Int. Jour. Epidemiol 1990

  • HYPERTENSION

Blood pressure is higher in winter, northern latitudes and with increased skin pigmentation, all conditions consistent with lower Vitamin D3 levels.

J Cardiology

  • DIABETES TYPE II

Metformin improves insulin sensitivity by 13%.    Higher Vitamin D status in this study correlated with a 60% improvement in insulin sensitivity.    Vitamin D may prevent the progression of Type II to Type I Diabetes.

  • OSTEOARTHRITIS

The progression of Osteoarthritis is lessened by adequate Vitamin D3.    Improvement of Osteomalacia and Pageant’s Disease has also been documented.

  • MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

MS is rare in sunny climates.   A study of 10 patients with MS for 2 years, treated with 5000IU Vitamin D daily found a reduction in the number of relapses and an absence of adverse effects.

  • DEPRESSION

A study in the treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD) revealed that 44 subjects supplemented with 1000IU of Vitamin D daily, had significant improvement of mood.

  • EPILEPSY

Low Vitamin D decreases the threshold for and the incidence of seizures.    Some anticonvulsant medications interfere with the formation of Vitamin D.

  • MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Studies show a reduction in the frequency, duration and severity of menstrual migraines if women with Vitamin D deficiency took a daily supplement of 1,600IU of Vitamin D3.

  • POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Vitamin D deficiency is common in women with PCOS.

  • MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN

A study found Vitamin D deficiency in 83% of 299 patients with low back pain.   Supplementation with Vitamin D decreased pain in almost 100% of these patients in 3 months.

  • AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

Besides MS, the following diseases are also associated with Vitamin D deficiency:-

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Scleroderma
  • CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

It has been proposed that thousands of lives per year could be saved from a reduction in cancer mortality by supplementing with Vitamin D3 or by providing adequate exposure to UV light.   Inadequate exposure to sunlight is associated with the following cancers:

  • Breast/ ovary
  • Colon
  • Prostate / Bladder
  • Oesophagus
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Pancreas
  • Rectum
  • Stomach
  • Uterus
  • Non-Hodgins Lymphoma.
  • FIBROMYALGIA

50% of patients with Fibromyalgia are Vitamin D deficient.

Journal of Rheumatology 2001.

  • PSORIASIS

Psoriasis patients treated with oral Vitamin D3 or the top active Vitamin D metabolite Calcitriol, showed improvement in the majority of cases.   It also improves Vitiligo.

  • OSTEOPOROSIS

Trials in France and USA demonstrate a 30-40% reduction of hip and all bone fractures with a 50,000 IU Vitamin D3 capsule monthly, combined with 600mg of Calcium daily.   Subjects taking Prednisone or Cortisone are recommended to take 50,000 IU Vitamin D3 monthly, with 1000mg Calcium a day to offset the bone thinning effect.

Makes you think doesn’t it?