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Candida and vitamin D deficiency

Postby Sunnee » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:02 am

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Re: Candida and vitamin D deficiency

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:51 pm

ie, there is no known link between vitamin d3 and candida infection. take your zinc folks!
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Re: Candida and vitamin D deficiency

Postby goodtotalk » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:16 pm

Can you tell me where to find documented proof of that fact please if you would be so kind
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Re: Candida and vitamin D deficiency

Postby goodtotalk » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Dont worry, I know exactly who to ask, I've got a holistic well being center near me, they will tell me, they have a nutrition team who can help me, I dont know why I didnt think of that.

Actually I'll contact 3 different centers to get a more balanced view, they are professionally qualified, no disrespect but best to get several opinions not just one.
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Re: Tr1 Regulatory Cells and Vitamin D

Postby CVfactor » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:48 pm

Here is a new paper comparing supplementation with vitamin D2 vs. D3:

http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/96/3/E447.short

Conclusion:D3 is approximately 87% more potent in raising and maintaining serum 25(OH)D concentrations and produces 2- to 3-fold greater storage of vitamin D than does equimolar D2. For neither was there evidence of sequestration in fat, as had been postulated for doses in this range. Given its greater potency and lower cost, D3 should be the preferred treatment option when correcting vitamin D deficiency.
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Re: Tr1 Regulatory Cells and Vitamin D

Postby BERNARD » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:05 am

CVfactor wrote:Hi,

It seems that Vitamin D has a direct effect on the regulatory T lymphocyctes known as Tr1 cells. These cells keep the Th1 imnflamitory response from getting out of control.

Here is a good description of this process:

http://www.rndsystems.com/cb_detail_objectname_cb10i2_vitamin_d_multiple_sclerosis.aspx

Here are some recent articles from the imunological community on the effect of Vitamin D on the immune system;

http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/v11/n4/abs/ni.1851.html
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0006635
http://www.jimmunol.org/content/182/7/4296.abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17099776
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012925
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18200504
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19843932

Here is a company developing cell therapy for Tr1 cells:
http://www.txcell.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=145

It appears that the immunologist are way ahead of the game in terms of a cure for MS. Vitamin D and Tr1 regulatory cells seem to be the key.

Unfortunately, it does not seem like much research or attention is being focused on this in the U.S.

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I am french Doctor. MD
In India I saw several times in countryside villages during humanitary missions good effects of a sort of subcutaneous absces like old " fixation absces" without pain and swelling and it seems lead to very good results , especially for auto immune deseases in animals and human . it was a mixed solution whith herbals and different kind of salts and mineralS
it seems very interseting to impove good part of immunity
Anybody heares about that method ?
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Re: Candida and vitamin D deficiency

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:30 pm

goodtotalk wrote:Can you tell me where to find documented proof of that fact please if you would be so kind


per the livestrong link you provided, "there is no evidence that candida infections are affected in any way by vitamin D deficiency."
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Re: all things vitamin D – D3 versus D2

Postby lyndacarol » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 pm

Dr. Mercola discusses his views on vitamin D3 versus D2:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... _DNL_art_1

While 8,000 IU's of vitamin D3 per day is a general recommendation that appears to be beneficial for most people, vitamin D experts from around the world are in agreement that the most important factor is your vitamin D serum level. There's no specific dosage level at which "magic" happens. So the take-home message is that you need to take whatever dosage required to obtain a therapeutic level of vitamin D in your blood.




Vitamin D3 is more potent than D2:

http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/96/3/E447.abstract
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Call for vitamin D supplements to tackle Scots MS rates

Postby MSUK » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:02 am

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Rates of multiple sclerosis are so "dire" in Scotland that essential foods should be fortified with vitamin D, according to an Oxford academic.

Professor of clinical neurology, George Ebers, has published a study showing a strong link between the condition and vitamin D deficiency.

He says the Scottish government could face legal action from people who go on to develop MS in future.

Scotland's chief medical officer said trials of supplements were needed.

Scotland has the highest levels of MS in the world and the lowest levels of vitamin D, due to a lack of sunshine and a diet low in oily fish.

Prof Ebers has published the latest study to show a link between the vitamin and multiple sclerosis, but he says efforts to convince the Scottish government and its top health advisor, Sir Harry Burns, that the whole population needs to take vitamin D have come to nothing....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1334
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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Re: all things vitamin D

Postby Froggie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:52 pm

I recently had my vitamin D level tested and it appears to be a little low. Can anyone recommend a reliable website that charts vitamin D levels? I'm currently taking 2000 IU's, though likely need to up it.
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Re: all things vitamin D

Postby NHE » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:25 pm

Hi Froggie,

Froggie wrote:I recently had my vitamin D level tested and it appears to be a little low. Can anyone recommend a reliable website that charts vitamin D levels? I'm currently taking 2000 IU's, though likely need to up it.


Are you taking any zinc? Some people find that it helps in the absorption of vitamin D3.


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Re: all things vitamin D

Postby Froggie » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:16 pm

Hi NHE-

Thanks for the tip. No, I'm not taking zinc other than in my multi vitamin. Worth investigating, as I'm reassessing my supplement regime.
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Re: all things vitamin D

Postby NHE » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:03 am

Froggie wrote:Thanks for the tip. No, I'm not taking zinc other than in my multi vitamin. Worth investigating, as I'm reassessing my supplement regime.


How much is in your multi and what form is it? You want to be careful not to overdo it with zinc as it can mess up copper levels and cause some problems.

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Re: all things vitamin D

Postby Froggie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:25 pm

It's 11mg, though it doesn't say what form. It's a pretty generic multi, so the ingredients are likely more geared towards your average person and not someone with MS. How much vitamin D and zinc do you take?

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Re: all things vitamin D

Postby NHE » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:12 am

Froggie wrote:It's 11mg, though it doesn't say what form. It's a pretty generic multi, so the ingredients are likely more geared towards your average person and not someone with MS. How much vitamin D and zinc do you take?


Vitamin D3: 2400 IU
Zinc (as zinc glycinate): 30 mg
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate): 200 mg

That's not much magnesium, but I try to eat magnesium rich foods like dark green leafy veggies and nuts such as cashews.

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