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Vitamin D guidelines may need updated
Findings from a new study published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition report that vitamin D3 is significantly more effective than vitamin D2 when supplemented at standard doses.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 Bests Vitamin D2 for Boosting Total Serum Levels (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 600 IU of vitamin D3 significantly more effective in wintertime study (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D3, Not D2, Is Key to Tackling Vitamin D Deficiency Vitamin D3, Not D2, Is Key to Tackling Vitamin D Deficiency
Animal-derived vitamin D3 is far more effective than plant-based vitamin D2 in raising serums levels of the nutrient, UK researchers have shown in findings that promise to up-end current guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D2 Compared With Calcitriol for Hypoparathyroidism Vitamin D2 Compared With Calcitriol for Hypoparathyroidism
This study explores the advantages of treatment with high-dose vitamin D2 over calcitriol among patients with hypoparathyroidism.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Calciferol (Ergocalciferol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 22, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Drisdol (Ergocalciferol Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 22, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D2 Tied to Less Hypocalcemia in Hypoparathyroidism Patients Vitamin D2 Tied to Less Hypocalcemia in Hypoparathyroidism Patients
Patients with hypoparathyroidism who are treated chronically with vitamin D2 are less likely to have low serum calcium levels than those treated with calcitriol and are at no greater risk for renal dysfunction, a small retrospective study suggests. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

PRP Therapy: Play Hard, Heal Fast
There’s a way to heal sports injuries that doesn’t involve surgery, months of physical therapy or a dependence on prescription medication. It’s called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. What Is PRP Therapy? It’s a form of stem cell treatment that uses platelets — colorless blood cells that help your blood clot — to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It not only relieves the pain, it also jumpstarts the healing process.   That’s because platelets contain hundreds of proteins called “growth factors.” The natural growth factors in PRP can actually regenerate inj...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Is As Dangerous As Smoking
The advice you’re getting from your doctor, the TV and even the Surgeon General is so wrong, it’s scary. They’re all busy telling you to stay out of the sun. But Swedish researchers recently discovered that nonsmokers who avoid the sun have a life expectancy similar to smokers who spend a lot of time in the sun. Staying out of the sun is as dangerous as smoking.1 It doesn’t surprise me. I tell all my patients sunlight exposure is essential to our health because it is the best source of vitamin D… possibly the most important nutrient we know of. Mainstream medicine still doesn’t recogni...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 19, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin That Prevents Diabetes
Researchers have discovered a direct link between low vitamin D3 levels and insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes.1 The study, which came out of Harbin Medical University in China, also revealed that even with a minor vitamin D3 deficiency, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases by 91%.2 I’m not surprised. It’s a connection I’ve seen with my patients for many years at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. Diabetes can be prevented — and conquered — through the healing power of vitamin D3. This fat-soluble vitamin is one of the core “primal&rd...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 17, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nutritional vitamin D supplements do not help treat anemia in dialysis patients
Vitamin D2 supplements taken for 6 months did not reduce dialysis patients’ need for anemia drugs that stimulate red blood cell production, report investigators at conclusion of the largest randomized clinical trial to date on the effects of nutritional vitamin D in dialysis patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Miraculous Comeback After Stem Cell and PRP Therapy
Are you a baseball fan? Even if you’re not, you have to admire New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon. His comeback has been nothing short of miraculous — thanks to the amazing healing power of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP utilizes platelets from an athletes’ own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. I began offering PRP therapy at my Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine a few weeks ago and the results I’ve seen from this therapy have just been incredible. Five years ago, Colon was considered washed-up at age 37. His pitching arm was shot. He had severe ligament ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Men's Health baseball growth factors natural platelet-rich plasma therapy PRP Therapy stem cells Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 is Better Than Drugs For Depression
I’ve been banging the table about the healing power of vitamin D3 for years. This fat-soluble vitamin is one of the core “primal” nutrients that kept our ancestors strong, potent, and disease free. In previous letters, I’ve shown you dozens of studies that back up this vitamin’s power to fight cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 But vitamin D3 has a mental and emotional impact as well. It’s an effect I’ve seen in my patients, and it helps me get them off antidepressants like P...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging vitamin vitamin D3 Source Type: news

Little benefit seen with ergocalciferol during hemodialysis
Read the full story on MD Consult: Little benefit seen with ergocalciferol during hemodialysis (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - December 16, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Taking vitamin D2 is a poor choice for athletes, research shows
Power athletes and others looking for an edge to improve their performance should avoid taking vitamin D2, a new study suggests. Researchers found that taking vitamin D2 supplements decreased levels of vitamin D3 in the body and resulted in higher muscle damage after intense weight lifting. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 May Beat D2 as Supplement (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- When it comes to raising a patient's overall vitamin D status, supplementation with vitamin D3 may be more effective than vitamin D2, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 4, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Or Mushroom Powder? You Choose
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered that eating mushrooms containing vitamin D2 can be as effective at increasing and maintaining vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D) as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or vitamin D3. These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting in Boston. The findings also appeared concurrently as an open-access article in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Mushrooms Contain as Much Vitamin D as Supplements
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found that eating mushrooms containing vitamin D2 can be as effective at increasing and maintaining vitamin D levels as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or vitamin D3. The findings are published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements
(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered that eating mushrooms containing Vitamin D2 can be as effective at increasing and maintaining vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D) as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or vitamin D3. These findings will be presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Microbiology annual meeting in Boston on April 22 and also concurrently appear in Dermato-Endocrinology on line open access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news