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Vitamin D & calcium supplements do not improve skeletal muscle strength of young men
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, young men’s skeletal muscle strength and serum testosterone levels were not affected by 6 months of cholecalciferol or calcium supplementation.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fosamax Plus D (Alendronate Sodium and Cholecalciferol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

African power plant relieves migraine
I treat a lot of different kinds of chronic pain at my clinic. The patients most desperate for relief are the migraine sufferers. If you get migraines, you know they can knock you out for days at a time. The World Health Organization says migraines are to blame for more lost years of healthy life than multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, ovarian cancer and tuberculosis combined.1 But mainstream medicine knows very little about the cause of migraines or how to treat them. Most doctors prescribe Imitrex. That’s a drug to help relieve headaches, pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.  But Imitrex can actually ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Brain Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Prediabetes drug increases risk of diabetes!
Raise your hand if your doctor has ordered a blood test to check your glucose. Most do, whether or not you have symptoms of diabetes. If your fasting blood sugar is 125 mgm/dL or above you are considered a diabetic. But if your number comes in between 108 and 125 they’ll say you have “prediabetes.”  That’s a condition where your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to put glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells are slow to take up glucose. It builds up in your blood.  Over a lifetime, 70-75% of people ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

LED lights safer, more effective in producing Vitamin D3 than sunlight
(Boston University School of Medicine) Research published today shows that light from RayVio's 293nm ultraviolet (UV) LED is more efficient than sunlight at producingvitamin D3 in skin samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this to lower high blood pressure could be deadly
SUPPLEMENTS popularly used include vitamin C, vitamin D3 and omega-3 - and potassium may also be taken to ward off high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. However, too much of the mineral could be deadly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specify Vitamin D3 for Low Vitamin D Specify Vitamin D3 for Low Vitamin D
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D 'doesn't prevent colds and flu in kids'
Conclusion This study found giving a high dose of vitamin D to healthy children in the winter doesn't reduce their overall risk of upper airway infections compared with the standard recommended dose. This well-designed study used several measures to ensure the results were robust. For example, researchers: used randomisation to split the children into groups blinded parents as to which treatment the child was receiving to make sure this knowledge couldn't affect their perception of their child's health used laboratory tests to confirm that the child did have a viral infection There was a reduction in flu with high-...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child 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

Super Vitamin D Announces New Chief Manager and Initial Orders for...
Company announces availability of Vitamin D3 patch and leadership changes within the organization(PRWeb July 07, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14485076.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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 Deficiency
Vitamin D3, Not D2, Is Key to Tackling Vitamin D Deficiency (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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 D3 is twice as important to our health than D2
Vitamin D3 – from animal products and made by your skin – is twice as important than D2, which is produced by plants. That's according to researchers from the University of Surrey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Rid of Your Depression By Boosting Serotonin Levels
I’m not interested in lengthening your lifespan. I want to increase your “health span”… the length of time you feel energized and ready to take on the world. And an important part of your “health span” is your emotional well-being. The brain chemical serotonin plays a big part in keeping you emotionally balanced. That’s why it’s called the “happy hormone.” What Does Serotonin Levels Affect? Serotonin does a lot more than keep you in a good mood. Your serotonin levels affect your: Energy levels Sex drive Memory Weight and appetite Sleep Low Serotonin Levels Can...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health 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

Effects of vitamin D for heart failure far from 'stunning'
Conclusion This study showed that taking daily vitamin D3 supplements for a year did not improve the ability of people with chronic heart failure to walk further, but did improve elements of their heart function. The study was well designed, but larger studies are needed to confirm the findings more definitively. The main limitations of the research include the fact the main focus was on men, its relatively small size, and an absence of measures relating to the main symptoms of the condition. The study was not able to tell us whether the heart change improvements seen enhanced quality of life in terms of breathless...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Medication Older people Source Type: news

What Really Killed Glenn Frey
When Glenn Frey, a co-founder and driving force behind ’70s supergroup the Eagles, died on January 18, I wasn’t just saddened by the loss. I was deeply concerned about the manner of his death. News reports said Frey died from a combination of “complications” from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), one of the most debilitating chronic diseases. RA is an inflammatory autoimmune condition. It affects the entire body — particularly the joints. The body develops antibodies against its own joint tissues, breaking them down. A modern inflammatory diet, genetic factors and food allergies all play a role in d...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Men's Health arthritis inflammation vitamin D3 Vitamin K2 Source Type: news

FDA Announces Glades Drugs' Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Compounded Multivitamins Containing High Amounts Of Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of compounded multivitamin capsules containing high amounts of Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), distributed nationwide by Glades Drugs in Pahokee, Florida. FDA has received reports of several adverse events potentially associated with these compounded capsules made by Glades Drugs. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 28, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Why Would I Be Low in Vitamin D?
My doctors and I test blood levels of vitamin D on everyone we see in our clinic. When the results come in, two things happen: 1. Pretty much everyone is low in vitamin D. 2. Pretty much everyone is shocked that they are low in vitamin D. Why worry about vitamin D? It's important. Multiple studies have shown that people with low levels of Vitamin D have the following: • Weaker bones [1] • Higher mortality rate [2] • More allergies and asthma [3] • Greater risk of cancer [4] • Higher risk of diabetes [5] • Greater risk of heart attacks [6] • Higher rates of MS [7] • Higher risk of in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Double-Blind RCT of Bolus-Dose Vitamin D3 in AsthmaDouble-Blind RCT of Bolus-Dose Vitamin D3 in Asthma
Does bolus-dose vitamin D3 supplementation impact asthma exacerbation timing or development of URI? Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 May Keep Low-Risk Prostate Cancers in CheckVitamin D3 May Keep Low-Risk Prostate Cancers in Check
Vitamin D3. reduced inflammation of the prostate gland after punch biopsy in a small pilot study, and researchers suggest it could keep low-grade cancers from becoming aggressive. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pharmacokinetics and safety issues of an accidental overdose of 2,000,000 IU of vitamin D3 in two nursing home patients: a case report - van den Ouweland J, Fleuren H, Drabbe M, Vollaard H.
BACKGROUND: Administration of intermittent high doses of vitamin D3 is increasingly used as a strategy for rapid normalization of low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) blood concentrations in patients with vitamin D deficiency. Here, we describe the pharmacoki... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 Supplements Do Not Lessen Cold, Influenza RiskVitamin D3 Supplements Do Not Lessen Cold, Influenza Risk
A new study has found that 1000 IU/day of vitamin D3 does not decrease the risk for cold or influenza-like symptoms in adults. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Treatment of Hypovitaminosis D With CholecalciferolTreatment of Hypovitaminosis D With Cholecalciferol
Does oral vitamin D3 work just as well as intramuscular vitamin D3? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's
A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.   In a small pilot study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the scientists identified key genes and signaling networks regulated by vitamin D3 and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that may help control inflammation and improve plaque clearance.   Previous laboratory work by the team helped clarify key mechanisms involved in helping vitamin D3 clear amyl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 5, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news