Skip to comments.Are the benefits of vitamin D overhyped?
Posted on 12/23/2011 7:15:07 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
Another day, and another vitamin has failed to live up to all of its hype. This time its vitamin D.
The reality check is coming from two new research reviews published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The reviews, which looked at hundreds of previous studies of the sunshine vitamin, conclude that theres little evidence that vitamin D protects against cancer or heart disease.
They also show that vitamin D doesnt prevent fractures when its taken alone. Pairing vitamin D with extra calcium does appear to help prevent broken bones in the elderly, however.
For many years, the enthusiasm for vitamin D has outpaced the evidence, says JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, who heads the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston.
The evidence is actually fairly thin, especially for any benefits beyond bone health, she says.
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Glad I do not go to this IDIOT doctor....there are several kinds of “Vitamin D”......D3 is the one you need.....
I swear, every year it’s something different. Every year, scientists whose speciality is the internet suddenly discover that the answer has been here all along! Simple, obvious... Ancient Chinese Secret!
Possibly psychosomatic. I don’t take any vitamin supplements and I haven’t been sick in quite a while. I try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, though.
Not to worry.. as soon as Big Pharm can give the Congress enough money and all vitamins and supplements are belong to them — the vitamins and supplements will once again be great! and cost 10 times as much.
EVERYONE is different........My paternal Grandfather died in his sleep at age 50.....got it? (He was NOT overweight) I will do whatever I can, including taking vitamins and supplements, AND eating healthy, which I have done since I was about 2....but, I almost ended up in a wheelchair at age 52 due to what the docs THOUGHT was Rheum Arthritis....it wasn’t.....bio-ID hormones, vit/supplements, etc....make me FINE. Thank you for playing.
Sure sounds like the same theories that were pushed before the Feds took Avastin off the market.
I have heard they also give a large dose of Vit D3 if someone admits to a hospital with a heart attack...
can you get D and D3 from drinking milk?
I used to drink a lot when i was younger and felt great
I stopped drinking milk for many years and did not feel as good, i thought it was just age
Then I started drinking it again and I feel good
almost a quart a day. I think I read somewhere that you know you are getting enough vitamin D if you start having more vivid dreams and remember them (which I have certainly noticed)
I almost replace meals with milk. and I gave up coffee and drink tea with honey too - started losing weight
>> “Are the benefits of vitamin D overhyped?” <<
But it has to be D3.
Well my son is now three and he was on his children’s liquid dose that he didn’t even know he was getting. He was completely fine and my husband and I were having issues out of both ends.
And the dosage has to be sufficient, too. Half of these studies don’t give enough of a supplement to help a Chihuahua pup and then they’re surprised when there are no dramatic effects.
Long time tennis player in Sunny east-bay of Contra Costa County. Would play for approx. 3 hours 5 - 6 times a week.
After having a blood test for the first time, my vit. D level
was 11 where the low and high was 30 - 60. So l was put on vitamin D 4000 units. Year later l’m showing 35 which is in the normal low range.
I take vitamin supplements generally because they are mixed up with the aspirin when I'm hunting for the headache/hangover fix.
I'm gonna die. Ugly. It's foretold in the writings.
But when, fergoshsakes?
Tequila, stewed tomatoes and de-salted herring for breakfast on Sundays and I still live?
Is there no mercy?
I'll take it as it comes, not expect to live forever, and hit knees to gratefully ack what has been given to me so far.
If you are over the age of 10, and folks around aren't freaking out about getting a blood test (can they?, with collapsed veins? Tune in later...), and asking how to set the broken bones... You don't play hard enough.
Play hard, live good, be good, and give the family stories to tell after you are gone. ;)
......D3 is the one you need.....
Yes. I take 5000 IU daily.
Here's a coincidence. I took D3 the last two years also, and didn't have a significant cold either winter. Usually I get a couple. A doctor friend of mine suggested I try it.
My levels were low normal and my doctor put me on Vit D. He told me if I could get my levels higher I might have a bit more energy. At my last lab test, my level had risen to 43, and I do think I feel somewhat better. Also, it seems like I am not having the allergy problems I used to, and I have not been sick in a long time.
Don’t waste your time with WEB MD or the other medical establishments Quacks. They are all about fear, and the lie that you cannot heal yourself.
All they want to do is over prescribe you pills in order to keep you sick and broke. Don’t waste your time. The truth is in plain view.
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