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High vitamin-D bread could help solve widespread insufficiency problem (D2 too)
American Chemical Society ^ | February 23, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 02/23/2011 9:03:31 AM PST by decimon

With most people unable to get enough vitamin D from sunlight or foods, scientists are suggesting that a new vitamin D-fortified food — bread made with high-vitamin D yeast — could fill that gap. Their study, confirming that the approach works in laboratory tests, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Connie Weaver and colleagues cite studies suggesting that up to 7 in 10 people in the United States may not get enough vitamin D, which enables the body to absorb calcium. Far from just contributing to healthy bones, however, vitamin D seems to have body-wide beneficial effects. Vitamin D insufficiency has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, allergy in children, and other conditions. With few good natural sources of vitamin D, milk producers long have added it to milk. Weaver explains, however, that dairy products do not provide enough. The body makes its own vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. But people are not exposed to sun in winter and are avoiding the sun and using sun blocks in summer. Scientists thus have been looking for new ways to add vitamin D to the diet.

Weaver's group did experiments with laboratory rats, a stand-in for humans in such research, that ease doubts over whether bread baked with high vitamin D yeast could be a solution. The doubts originated because yeast produces one form of the vitamin, termed vitamin D2, which has been thought to be not as biologically active as the form produced by sun, vitamin D3. They showed bread made with vitamin D2-rich yeast, fed to the laboratory rats, had effects that seemed just as beneficial as vitamin D3. "Our results suggest that bread made with high vitamin D yeast could be a valuable new source of vitamin D in the diet," they concluded.

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The authors acknowledge support from Lallemand/American Yeast.

ARTICLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Bioavailability and Efficacy of Vitamin D2 from UV-Irradiated Yeast in Growing, Vitamin D-Deficient Rats"

DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/jf104679c

CONTACT: Connie Weaver, Ph.D. Department of Foods & Nutrition Purdue University West Lafayette, Ind. 47907 Phone: (765) 494-8237 Fax: (765) 494-0674 Email: weavercm@purdue.edu


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: vitamind
Time to reconsider D2?
1 posted on 02/23/2011 9:03:38 AM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat

Ping


2 posted on 02/23/2011 9:04:17 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
Time to reconsider D2?

R2 D2?

3 posted on 02/23/2011 9:05:42 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: decimon

D-3 is the best. We have been taking 4,000 units per day for the past year and we have felt a lot better and have not gotten sick.


4 posted on 02/23/2011 9:06:50 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dragonblustar

C3PO?


5 posted on 02/23/2011 9:07:13 AM PST by brivette
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To: dragonblustar

C3PO?


6 posted on 02/23/2011 9:07:21 AM PST by brivette
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To: decimon


7 posted on 02/23/2011 9:09:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: decimon
Full text article: Bioavailability and Efficacy of Vitamin D2 from UV-Irradiated Yeast in Growing, Vitamin D-Deficient Rats
8 posted on 02/23/2011 9:11:02 AM PST by decimon
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To: Georgia Girl 2

One of the FReepers turned us on to D3 chewies from Walmart.

We have not been sick since.


9 posted on 02/23/2011 9:14:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

what is D3 and where can I get it?

When I was younger i drank a ton of milk and always felt grea- i stopped between ages 30 and 40 and felt like crapo
I started drinkig it latel and feel great (and not that pukey skim milk- 2% or the whole thing- it curbs your appetite big time so you do NOT get fat from drinking it)


10 posted on 02/23/2011 9:15:22 AM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: decimon

Tanning booths in the winter, and supplements. Of course, 0bummer taxes tanning booths, a racist policy if ever there was one.


11 posted on 02/23/2011 9:17:28 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: decimon
ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

I'll have food instead of things cooked up by chemists. Perhaps if we ate naturally raised vegs and meats instead of things in the "snack aisle" from big food/big agra maybe we'd have a good balanced diet. Why don't people just sit down and have a nice bowl of xanthan gum and carob bean gum topped off with a nice layer of potassium sorbate ?
12 posted on 02/23/2011 9:17:45 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: Mr. K

You can get D3 at Walmart-—and it’s cheap! I take 5000 daily.


13 posted on 02/23/2011 9:21:05 AM PST by lonestar
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To: Mr. K

That’s 5000 IUs daily-—not pills! LOL!


14 posted on 02/23/2011 9:22:37 AM PST by lonestar
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To: brivette

LOL


15 posted on 02/23/2011 9:22:56 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: decimon

thats alot of vitamin d. if you are low, you usually need about 50k units a week to creep up.


16 posted on 02/23/2011 9:23:57 AM PST by applpie
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To: decimon

thats alot of vitamin d. if you are low, you usually need about 50k units a week to creep up.


17 posted on 02/23/2011 9:24:20 AM PST by applpie
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To: decimon

thats alot of vitamin d. if you are low, you usually need about 50k units a week to creep up.


18 posted on 02/23/2011 9:24:29 AM PST by applpie
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To: PieterCasparzen
Why don't people just sit down and have a nice bowl of xanthan gum and carob bean gum topped off with a nice layer of potassium sorbate ?

Yeah, I've been asking that very question for so long now. And people just give me funny looks. Go figure.

19 posted on 02/23/2011 9:27:50 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I’ve been taking 4000 units of Vitamin D3, mixed with calcium citrate. I cut back the D3 a bit in the summer months, when it’s short sleeve weather. But I believe the body gets rid of excess D3 anyway.

But it’s certainly important to take it in the winter, or if it is overcast for any length of time.

Not a recommendation, but I find the cheapest source is usually on-line, at Vitacost.


20 posted on 02/23/2011 9:35:26 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: decimon

D2 is the Devil’s D, the occult form. D3 is like the Holy Trinity — good stuff. ~~


21 posted on 02/23/2011 9:38:25 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Mr. K

“what is D3 and where can I get it?”

I’m no brain surgeon but I think its just the next evolution of D-2. We buy it at CVS Pharmacy. Get the bottle that has the little round gel caps not the pills.


22 posted on 02/23/2011 9:40:56 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: steve86
D2 is the Devil’s D, the occult form.

No, not those mushrooms. ;-)

23 posted on 02/23/2011 9:45:05 AM PST by decimon
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To: Cicero

You can get too much Vitamin D through supplements, if you are taking mega doses you should get tested periodically.

It’s when your body makes it from exposure to the sun that it will stop production when you have enough Vit D.


24 posted on 02/23/2011 9:50:02 AM PST by Spudx7
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To: decimon

Sure let’s add Ritalin and Prozac to the water supply too.


25 posted on 02/23/2011 9:52:12 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("And if you disagree with me, you are worse than Hitler." Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Mr. K

Get it here....http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SW1210/ItemDetail


26 posted on 02/23/2011 9:55:41 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: CholeraJoe
Sure let’s add Ritalin and Prozac to the water supply too.

I'm okay with adding vitamin D to bread as long as there's a choice. I think they routinely add some of the B complex to bread right now.

27 posted on 02/23/2011 10:02:43 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I take 30,000 unites of D3 a day, more if I know I’ve been exposed to colds or flu.


28 posted on 02/23/2011 10:31:59 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis
I take 30,000 unites of D3 a day, more if I know I’ve been exposed to colds or flu.

30,000 IU is a lot. From what I've read, too much. Are you sure about what you're doing?

29 posted on 02/23/2011 10:47:11 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

“Are you sure about what you’re doing?”

It hasn’t bothered me at all. It compares to what you get from spending an hour and a half in the sun with no shirt, it’s not that much. Mind you, this isn’t a recommendation for anyone else. I think many thousands more units would be necessary to reach toxic levels. I’ve even heard figures like a million units, but I won’t be testing that. Thanks!


30 posted on 02/23/2011 11:36:12 AM PST by pallis
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To: steve86

What about good old D-1? Is there a D-4 on the horizon?


31 posted on 02/23/2011 11:36:43 AM PST by rawhide
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To: netmilsmom

D3 chewies? From WalMart? In their vitamin section?


32 posted on 02/23/2011 11:37:52 AM PST by rawhide
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To: steve86

I just read you can buy Vitamin D140 online! Must be potent stuff?


33 posted on 02/23/2011 11:40:24 AM PST by rawhide
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To: decimon

They also fortify bread with iron, which can be dangerous for people with iron overload.


34 posted on 02/23/2011 11:41:55 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("And if you disagree with me, you are worse than Hitler." Greg Gutfeld)
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To: rawhide

Yes!

My 13-year-old can’t swallow pills no matter how hard she tries. We love the chewies!


35 posted on 02/23/2011 11:49:44 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: netmilsmom
I must be getting early Alzheimer's because I can't swallow a bunch of pills anymore. But then I did fine skiing Monday so who knows?
36 posted on 02/23/2011 11:57:16 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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