The Importance of Vitamin D in Long-Term Care Residents
Vitamin D, a group of fat-soluble steroid hormones, is considered an essential vitamin for humans, particularly D3 (cholecalciferol), which is obtained from some animal-based products and ultraviolet light, and D2 (ergocalciferol), which is obtained from certain plants. Having adequate stores of vitamin D is necessary for calcium, magnesium, and phosphate absorption. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of diseases and impact our overall immune system. Vitamin D deficiency is often related to diet and lack of exposure to sunlight. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Melvin Hector Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: vitamin D for COVID-19 [ES28], NICE (published 29th June 2020)
Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health. It has also been hypothesised that vitamin D may have a role in the body ' s immune response to respiratory viruses. Although sunlight exposure is the major source of vitamin D for most people, it can also be obtained from the diet or supplements. The 2 major forms of vitamin D, vitamin D3 (colecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), are licensed for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D supplements are not specifically licensed for preventing or treating any infection, including the novel coronavirus infection that causes COVID ‑19. (Sourc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your Most Vulnerable Organ
Your lungs are your most vulnerable organ. I’m not just talking about the effects of the flu or coronavirus. Your lungs are your number one predictor of death. That’s how sensitive they are… But some people are doing better than others. In my clinic, we give elders the strength and power in their lungs they remember from their youth. I’m happy to tell you that you can restore lung power as you get older, so you can stand up to COVID-19 without fear or concern. We have a 3-part system for finding out how old your lungs really are… and how much immune power you have to fight off infection. Today...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cocoa contains vitamin D
Cocoa has been found to be rich source of vitamin D2, according to research published inFood Chemistry.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low testosterone linked to this deficiency …
Without the sun, none of us would be here. After all, we evolved to live under the sun. But many of us are trained to believe the sun is your deadly enemy. Every day doctors warn you to stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, they want you to slather your skin with toxic sunscreen. Their 30-year-old campaign has been very successful. So successful, that people today are extremely deficient in vitamin D. In fact, a new clinical review shows that nearly a billion people across the globe are vitamin D deficient.1 And low vitamin D is a surefire path to chronic disease, early death — and low testosterone. Almost every wee...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Men's Health Nutrition a sagging sex drive chronic disease deficiency early death low T low testosterone. man boobs no energy trouble sleeping vitamin weight gain Source Type: news

Acute Homeostatic Changes After Vitamin D2 Supplementation Acute Homeostatic Changes After Vitamin D2 Supplementation
Find out how vitamin D2 supplementation may alter circulating vitamin D binding protein and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

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 injured tissues.1 H...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news