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Vitamin D10 (10,000IU Vitamin D3)
In Pulmonary Fibrosis, Uterine Fibroids, and Peyronie's Disease, there are two common factors that make Vitamin D10 an essential supplement for treatment of the symptoms associated with these diseases. 1) A weakened immune system is common amongst these disease. Research behind Vitamin D3 supports the ability for D3 to heavily modulate and increase the bodies immune system, reducing the chance for further illness to hamper the fight against these difficult diseases. 2) Research shows that Vitamin D3 plays an important role in soft tissue regeneration, not just in bone calcification, which is essential for all of the formentioned diseases.
Orion Medical Group Vitamin D10 benefits:
- Supplies “Pulse Dose” daily intake of vitamin D3
- Mimics vitamin D3 intake similar to natural production from the sun
- Strong immune system modulator
- Backed by Clinical and University research
- Quickly boosts serum 25OH vitamin D3 levels
- Provides high level vitamin D3 even when the suns UV-B rays don’t
- Thousand of studies world wide supporting vitamin D3 therapy
Vitamin D is responsible for maintaining calcium and phosphate stores, regulating blood pressure, promoting a healthy immune system, increasing muscle strength, reducing risk of falling, reducing risk of cancer, and reducing risk of bone fracture. It is important to understand that Vitamin D is not a true vitamin; it is a steroid that is required for maintaining and optimizing health. Breast, prostate, skin and colon cancer have a strong association with low levels of D and lack of sunlight. Low vitamin D is associated with several autoimmune diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroiditis and Crohn's disease. Vitamin D deficiency has been mistaken for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue or Peripheral Neuropathy.
Auto Immune Disease and Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a nutrient hormone although it's not a vitamin in the classic sense. Vitamin D exists as an inactive prohormone until it is metabolized within the body to a steroid hormone. Deficiencies of vitamin D have been found to contribute to various cancers and autoimmune diseases, particularly conditions of type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis. Recent studies indicate that there’s a critical need for testing blood levels of vitamin D.
Sources of Vitamin D
About 80 percent of the body’s supply of vitamin D is produced photochemically when ultraviolet radiation from sunlight reacts with a precursor chemical found in the skin. The end product is vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. The liver metabolizes vitamin D3 into calcidiol, which is the main form of vitamin D that circulates in the blood. The kidneys then convert calcidiol into compounds that bind with protein. Linked to protein, vitamin D travels to various organs within the body.
With age, the body’s ability to manufacture vitamin D declines. Sunblocks, cloud covers, and pollution also reduce absorption of vitamin D. Recent studies show that vitamin D deficiency is widespread, especially among minority groups. Levels of vitamin D are also low in celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and in pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. Besides sunlight, vitamin D is available from cod liver oil, fatty fish, and vitamin D-fortified milk.
Functions of Vitamin D
Vitamin D maintains blood levels of both calcium and phosphorus. These minerals are essential for the support of normal neuromuscular function and skeletal mineralization. Without adequate vitamin D, calcium is leached from blood, causing rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. In addition, low calcium levels (hypocalcemia) can lead to low levels of parathyroid hormone (hypoparathyroidism).
At the Cellular Level
At the cellular level, vitamin D supplementation can help prevent or reduce disease progression. In certain malignancies, such as prostate cancer, vitamin D acts as an anti-inflammatory agent by down regulating the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase II. Vitamin D also down regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines. In recent prostate cancer studies, the addition of vitamin D to chemotherapeutic agents resulted in markedly improved outcomes.
This information was written and approved by the Founders and CEO's of Orion Medical Group and Vitamin D10:
Dr. Nicholas Wyatt, PharmD
Director of Pharmacology, Orion Medical Group, Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacist, Harrison Medical Center Consultant Pharmacist, Practical Pharmacology Solutions Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Pharmacy