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A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study adding high dose vitamin D to analgesic regimens in patients with musculoskeletal pain

By |April 14, 2015|Vitamin D|

Source Pub Med pubmed/25801891

Lupus. 2015 Apr;24(4-5):483-9. doi: 10.1177/0961203314558676.
Gendelman O, Itzhaki D, Makarov S, Bennun M, Amital H.



The current mode of therapy for many patients with musculoskeletal pain is unsatisfactory.


We aimed to assess the impact of adding 4000 IU of vitamin D on pain and serological parameters in patients with musculoskeletal pain.


This was a randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled study assessing the effect of 4000 IU of orally given vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) (four gel capsules of 1000 IU, (SupHerb, Israel) vs. placebo on different parameters of pain. Eighty patients were enrolled and therapy was given for 3 months. Parameters were scored at three time points: prior to intervention, at week 6 and week 12. Visual analogue scale (VAS) scores of pain perception were recorded following 6 and 12 weeks. We also measured serum levels of leukotriene B4 (LTB4), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) by ELISA.


Guidelines Call for Increase in Vitamin D

By |November 30, 2010|Nutrition|

Guidelines Call for Increase in Vitamin D

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Source: WebMD

New guidelines for vitamin D call for increasing the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin D to 600 international units (IU) for everyone aged 1-70, and raising it to 800 IU for adults older than 70 to optimize bone health.

The guidelines, released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), also raised daily calcium RDAs. The new guidelines call for a recommended dietary allowance of 700 milligrams of calcium per day for children aged 1 through 3, 1,000 milligrams daily for almost all children aged 4 through 8, 1,300 milligrams of calcium per day for adolescents aged 9 through 18, and 1,000 milligrams for all adults aged 19 through 50 and men until age 71. Women starting at age 51 and men and women aged 71 and older need 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day. (more…)

Are You Too Young To Supplement?

By |May 5, 2009|News, Nutrition, Research|

Are You Too Young To Supplement?

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SOURCE:   J Bone Miner Res 2008 (May); 23 (5): 741–749

The whole point of nutritional supplementation should be about prevention, not reproducing the medical model of symptom treatment after the fact.

A new study involving 5,201 female U.S. Navy recruits puts this into clear perspective.

Half this group was given calcium and vitamin D supplementation during basic training, and the amazing result was a reduction of 25% in stress fractures. Considering that 21% of recruits usually experience a stress fracture, this was a big deal for the Navy.

Consider this: the average cost of a single soldier’s being discharged from basic training is estimated to be $34,000. By that standard alone, this study saved the Navy about 2.5 million dollars by reducing the discharge rate by 25%.

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