PRIOR posts are as follows:
- 8/13/11 More On Vitamin D3 and Calcium Intake
- 8/24/11 Vitamin D3 - New Research and Suggested Daily Intake
- 9/11/11 More On Vitamin D3
- 3/11/12 More Reasons To Take Vitamin D3 Supplementation
- 5/28/12 Vitamin D3 and Testosterone Levels
- 5/28/12 Vitamin D3 is Pretty Hard to Overdose On
(ONE IMPORTANT NOTE) it is advisable for better absorption to take your vitamin D3 with a high fat meal. Stay away from hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils and perhaps take your D3 in the morning with breakfast with some oat nut bread with natural peanut butter, and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and or extra virgin coconut oil. Dan
I won't reinvent the wheel here, however from time to time I may post additional information on a subject I already covered pretty thoroughly. Vitamin D3 happens to be one of those.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
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Can it help overcome insulin resistance?
Meredith Hawkins, MD (left), and Preeti Kishore, MB, BS
Meredith Hawkins, MD, and Preeti Kishore, MB, BS
Endocrinologists, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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ADA-Merck Clinical Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship
In recent years, researchers have linked low vitamin D levels to insulin resistance and diabetes. Overcoming insulin resistance, in particular, could be a way to head off type 2 diabetes before it sets in. “Right now, there’s a lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest that giving people vitamin D might help with insulin resistance,” says Preeti Kishore, MB, BS, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
But while circumstantial evidence might be good enough for a court of law, scientists want more—hard numbers that show one treatment is better than another. Kishore’s research into vitamin D is funded by a grant to her mentor, Meredith Hawkins, MD, from the American Diabetes Association (supported by unrestricted funds from Merck). She is taking a close look at a type of cell called a macrophage.
Macrophages are specialized immune cells that attack invaders and, researchers now think, may have a secondary function as a cleanup crew. When fat cells get too large, they die, and macrophages move in to eliminate the dead tissue. That, Kishore says, may be why the cells are overrepresented in fatty tissue—and why inflammation, a sign that macrophages are at work, is often more severe in people who are overweight or obese.
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Kishore is working to find a way to turn down the activity of macrophages in the body. After noticing that macrophages have special receptors for vitamin D, Kishore decided to look at whether vitamin D deficiency might be making macrophages more active—contributing to insulin resistance and inflammation in the process. “When you have less vitamin D, the macrophages are in a more active state,” Kishore says. “We believe when you give people vitamin D, these inflammatory reactions will be reduced.”
It was a research field that Hawkins was eager to encourage. “This is an incredibly important topic—there’s been a lot of controversy,” says Hawkins, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Global Diabetes Initiative. “We really don’t have evidence about the role of vitamin D deficiency in diabetes.”
Kishore started with a small group of people who had too little vitamin D in their bodies and were also insulin resistant (but did not have diabetes). After a brief initial screening for insulin resistance and vitamin D deficiency, participants in the study were hooked up with IVs in both arms that took blood samples every five minutes for six hours to assess insulin sensitivity.The eight people in the study were then given large doses of vitamin D, 10 times as much as you might get from a daily multivitamin pill, every day for two months. At the end of the study, they were tested again for insulin resistance. The results were “pretty remarkable,” Kishore says. “Two months of normal vitamin D levels improved hepatic insulin sensitivity”—the measure of the liver’s responsiveness to insulin in the blood—“by 37 percent.” On top of that, when small samples of fat tissue were removed and studied, Kishore found that macrophages were less active when vitamin D levels went up.
Hawkins is enthusiastic about her protégée’s results. “The data from these studies indicate that for people with insulin resistance, vitamin D can make a big difference,” she says. “This is a cheap, safe, effective solution that could make a real impact.”