“Sunshine Vitamin House Resolution” Calls for FDA and CDC to Support Vitamin D for COVID-19

Vitamin D for COVID-19

In a striking move to recognize the significance and health benefits of vitamin D for COVID-19, U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) introduced House Resolution (H. Res. 116). The resolution recognizes the role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19. The resolution calls out inaction by FDA and otherRead …

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Active Vitamin D Levels Are Connected to Gut Microbiome in Male Adults

University of California San Diego researchers and collaborators recently demonstrated in older men that the makeup of a person’s gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D. The study results show that active vitamin D levels are connected to gut microbiome, which is important for bone healthRead …

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Dr Alex Vasquez on Vitamin D Deficiencies, Pain and Inflammation

Vitamin D Deficiencies

In this webinar by Dr. Alez Vasquez, he discusses the importance of diagnosing Vitamin D deficiencies and supplementation for pain and inflammation. He emphasizes that because of “therapeutically underpowered studies, too many research articles paint a false picture of inefficacy when in fact vitamin D is or may be highlyRead …

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Low Plasma Vitamin D Associated with Increased Risk of COVID-19 Infection

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The collaborative group of scientists from the Leumit Health Services (LHS) and the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University aimed to determine associations of low plasma vitamin D with the risk of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization. Using the real-world data and Israeli cohort of 782 COVID-19 positive patients andRead …

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Two Vitamin D Studies: Reducing Homocysteine & Chemotherapy Side Effects

In this vitamin D study collection, we bring you two different studies showing the benefits of the hormone supplement: Vitamin D3 Lowers Homocysteine Levels The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D3 on total homocysteine (tHcy) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and liver and kidneyRead …

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Primary Mechanisms of Vitamin D on Viral Replication Rates and Pro-inflammatory Cytokines

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Today’s Practitioner recently reported on a study, published in the journal Nutrients, that reviewed the role of vitamin D in immunity and its influence specifically in respiratory tract health. Sally Lynch, MS, CDN, explains the primary mechanisms considered in the study including viral replication rates and concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokinesRead …

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Vitamin D Linked to Improvements in Blood Pressure in Children

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Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose, according to the results of a UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh clinical trial reportedRead …

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Alex Vasquez, DO, ND: JAMA Errors in “Effect of Vitamin D & Omega-3 Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”

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On November 8 of 2019, JAMA—Journal of the American Medical Association published “Effect of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes” (doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17380). In this study review, by Dr. Alex Vasquez, he outlines the poor design of the study and the “misrepresentationRead …

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