There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement No Benefit in Pediatric Persistent Asthma
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Vitamin D3 supplementation does not prolong the time to severe asthma exacerbation among children with persistent asthma and low vitamin D levels, according to a study published in the Aug. 25 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D Fails to Prevent Late-Life Depression, Boost Mood Vitamin D Fails to Prevent Late-Life Depression, Boost Mood
VITAL-DEP, a large randomized trial, shows no benefit of vitamin D3 supplements for the prevention of depression in the general population of middle-aged and older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 Does Not Reduce Depression Incidence, Recurrence
Incidence and recurrence of depression, change in mood scores did not differ from placebo for adults ≥ 50 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Large study debunks myth that Vitamin D reduces risk of mood disorders 
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital has found that adults taking vitamin D3 supplements did not have fewer depressive symptoms than those taking a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 Does Not Reduce Depression Incidence, Recurrence
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- Treatment with vitamin D3 versus placebo does not result in a significant difference in the incidence and recurrence of depression or clinically relevant depressive symptoms or in a change in mood scores among adults aged 50... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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. (Source:...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL): effects of vitamin D supplements on risk of falls in the US population - LeBoff MS, Murata EM, Cook NR, Cawthon P, Chou SH, Kotler G, Bubes V, Buring JE, Manson JAE.
CONTEXT: It is unclear whether vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of falls, and results from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are conflicting. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether 2000 IU/day of supplemental vitamin D3 decreases fall risk. DESIGN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults 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 infecti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Letting chickens get plenty of sunlight may help boost the vitamin D content of their eggs
(Natural News) Vitamin D is a nutrient needed by the body for the absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It belongs to a family of cholesterol-derived compounds and has two major forms: vitamin D2, also known as ergocalciferol, and vitamin D3, also called cholecalciferol. Vitamin D is also known by many as the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Oncologist Proposes Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma
Medical oncologist Dr. Angus Dalgleish never did like standard of care treatment for pleural mesothelioma cancer, even when he reluctantly recommended it in the past. He believes now there is something better. Dalgleish, of St. George’s Hospital, University of London, recently published a case report detailing a novel treatment regimen that turned a six-month life expectancy for one patient into a six-year survival. The treatment involved a series of anti-inflammatories that included low-dose naltrexone, vitamin D3 supplements and the vaccine IMM-101, which heightens a patient’s own immune response. “Init...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 22, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation Offers No Benefit for Critically Ill
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- For critically ill, vitamin D-deficient patients, early administration of high-dose enteral vitamin D3, compared with placebo, does not improve 90-day mortality or other outcomes, according to a study published online Dec.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D does not reduce kidney damage in type 2 diabetes
Neither vitamin D3 nor omega-3 fatty acid supplements cut CKD risk in people with type 2 diabetes over five years Related items fromOnMedica UK research reveals racial inequalities in diabetes care Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 and Vit D of No Benefit for Kidney Function in Diabetes Omega-3 and Vit D of No Benefit for Kidney Function in Diabetes
Neither vitamin D3 nor omega-3 fatty acids affected eGFR at 5 years in a sub-study of the VITAL trial. Doctors need to make it clear to patients that there are no benefits of these supplements, says author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ASN: Vitamin D, Omega-3 Do Not Benefit Kidney Health in T2DM
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Supplementation with vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acids does not result in a significant difference in change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at five years versus placebo among adults with type 2 diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation Beneficial for Glucose Metabolism
FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 -- Vitamin D3 supplementation can improve glucose metabolism in patients at high risk of diabetes or with newly-diagnosed diabetes, according to a study published online July 1 in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Patricia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leaf Receives National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Research Grant
David Leaf, MD, MMSc, of the Division of Renal Medicine, was awarded a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Research Project Grant (R01) for his study, “Precision Medicine Approach to Vitamin D3 Administration in Critical Illness.” (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Vitamin D Recommendations Miss the Mark in Transplant Vitamin D Recommendations Miss the Mark in Transplant
Results of the VITALE study are in and they challenge current guidelines for kidney transplant patients and push doses of oral cholecalciferol higher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Recommendations Miss the Mark Vitamin D Recommendations Miss the Mark
Results of the VITALE study are in and they challenge current guidelines for kidney transplant patients and push doses of oral cholecalciferol higher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Benefits beyond fracture risk reduction? Results of the VITALE study
(ERA-EDTA) While a kidney transplant can restore healthy kidney function, recipients remain at increased risk of fractures, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. The VITALE study shows that, compared with currently recommended doses, high doses of oral vitamin D? (cholecalciferol) lower the risk of fractures, but have no effect on the risks of heart disease, diabetes or cancer after a kidney transplant [1]. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ADA: Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower T2DM Risk
FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- For individuals with prediabetes, vitamin D3 supplementation does not result in a significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes than placebo, according to a study published online June 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D3 May Be Beneficial in Patients with Metastatic CRC
A study in JAMA evaluated whether adding high-dose vitamin D3  to standard chemotherapy improves PFS in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

The best natural ways to prevent the flu
(Natural News) The flu season is still in effect, and while the vaccine-pushing media claims a vaccine is the only way to stop the flu, there are actually far more effective (and safer) ways to accomplish that. Try the following natural treatments: (h/t to GreenMedInfo.com) Vitamin D3: Vitamin D3 is one of the best natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Vitamin D3 Bad for the Kidney? Is Vitamin D3 Bad for the Kidney?
The question of whether vitamin D3 negatively impacts kidney function is complex. This editorial explores the issue.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

An introduction to vitamin B12 and vitamin D3
(Natural News) Many people know the importance of vitamins B and D, but not everyone knows that these actually have different forms. Various vitamin types might not be found in the same sources so there is a chance that you are not getting all the necessary nutrients since you are just getting one form of it. Vitamins... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Studies Give Mixed Results About Taking Fish Oil and Vitamin D
(CHICAGO) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, and other risks for heart disease. Doctors cheered the results and said they could suggest a new treatment option for hundreds of thousands of patients like these. ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supplements Source Type: news

Having a Vitamin D3 deficiency and periodontitis may influence the onset of type-2 diabetes
Adults with gum disease and Vitamin D3 deficiency are more at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to a new study published inBMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Supplement your diet with vitamin D3 to have a healthier heart and cardiovascular system
(Natural News) Vitamin D provides other health benefits besides supporting bone health. A study published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine found that vitamin D3, which is naturally produced by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun, can also make the cardiovascular system healthier. The study was carried out by a team of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Helps Malnourished Kids Make Health Gains High-Dose Vitamin D Helps Malnourished Kids Make Health Gains
Additional high-dose vitamin D3 significantly boosts weight and developmental gains compared with ready-to-use therapeutic food alone in severely malnourished children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cholecalciferol and Hyperparathyroidism Progression in CKD Cholecalciferol and Hyperparathyroidism Progression in CKD
A new study examines the effects of a higher dose of cholecalciferol on parathyroid hormone levels in patients with CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cyfolex (Cholecalciferol, Folic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, and Bovine Type I Collagen Capsules) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients
Title: Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggests. It included 150 patients who had elective open heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Polyp Risk Rises with Calcium Supplements (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Elevated with or without vitamin D3 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study Examines Vitamin D3's Potential Effects On Blood Vessels
A new study adds to the argument for supplementing with vitamin D3, especially for those at risk for heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Why Vitamin D3 Could Be The Most Important Heart Supplement Of All
A new study adds to the argument for supplementing with vitamin D3, especially for those at risk for heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Ohio University study shows Vitamin D3 could help heal or prevent cardiovascular damage
(Ohio University) Ohio University study shows that Vitamin D3 could help restore damage to the cardiovascular system caused by diseases like hypertension and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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...
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

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