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Vitamin D and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Positive Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on IBS Symptoms

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Sufferers of IBS know that it’s very difficult to treat. The causes of IBS, or at least of IBS symptoms, are different for each patient. Potential causes of IBS include a whole variety of factors, from intestinal microbiota to immune over-reaction to problems with the “brain-gut axis.” Some IBS patients have reported positive effects with […]

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Vitamin D Recommendations “Deficient”
Why the RDA for vitamin D is too low

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When the IOM published their 2010 Dietary Reference Intakes for calcium and vitamin D, they raised their recommended daily allowance for vitamin D from 200 IU to 600 IU. While an increase of any sort was certainly better than nothing, many physicians, researchers, and organizations were quick to express their dissatisfaction with this low RDA. […]

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Vitamin D and Pregnancy
A look at vitamin D intake guidelines for pregnancy

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If you’re an obstetrician, you’re probably familiar with the IOM’s most recent recommendations regarding vitamin D for pregnant women. You might also be aware of the Endocrine Society’s recommendations, which are much higher than the IOM’s. And if you’ve been keeping an eye on the latest vitamin D research, you might have come across some […]

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Vitamin D, Fall Prevention & Bone Health
A Randomized Clinical Trial

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A large number of studies have been published regarding vitamin D, especially of late. Research has looked at the connection between vitamin D and all-cause mortality, cognitive ability, mood, respiratory infection, cancer, and more. Yet most of this research has been flawed, in one way or another; a problem that even some of the vitamin […]

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Vitamin D and Cardiac Outcomes
Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Chance of Adverse Events in Cardiac Patients

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The January issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology published yet another study demonstrating the significant relationship between vitamin D status and clinical outcome in cardiac patients1. Following on the heels of a number of studies showing higher chances of positive outcomes for cardiac patients with sufficient vitamin D levels2,3,4, this study was designed to […]

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Vitamin D and Depression
Vitamin D Serum Levels and Depression

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Does Vitamin D deficiency cause depression? Can some cases of depression be treated with Vitamin D? The truth is, we don’t know. The research has been lacking and thoroughly inconclusive. Even the best studies would still have trouble pinning down the relationship between vitamin D and depression — after all, depression has never been a […]

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Vitamin D and the Immune System
Vitamin D Status and Respiratory Infections

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The media has picked up on the hype: vitamin D may actually help prevent the common cold. Or influenza. Or swine flu. They’ve also been shooting down vitamin D as an immune booster. You can find writers waving away vitamin D’s effects on the common cold or flu at CNN or Medscape. So which is […]

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Vitamin D and Dementia
Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer's

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Vitamin D has long been associated with increased risk of developing brain disorders. The vitamin has gotten a lot of attention lately in relation to depression, multiple sclerosis, alzheimer’s, and dementia. Sometimes the broad range of vitamin D’s effects makes people skeptical of the actual effectiveness of vitamin D. People who do know about vitamin […]

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Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Is Vitamin D3 Better than Vitamin D2?

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Yes. Of course, a question as broad as that can be answered in any number of ways, so I’ll elaborate. Vitamin D3 is more biologically active than vitamin D2 in humans as well as many other animals. As far back as the 1930s, scientists have observed that supplementation with significantly greater amounts of vitamin D2 […]

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Vitamin D Levels
Do you have vitamin D deficiency?

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Maybe you’ve heard that as many as 3/4ths of Americans are deficient in vitamin D.1 Maybe you’ve seen the numbers that show vitamin D deficiency to be prevalent amongst the elderly and you’re concerned for yourself or a family member. Maybe you’re just curious what everyone means when we’re talking about vitamin D deficiency. After […]

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