All you need to know about Vitamin D and the great Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 product we carry at the clinic called Solray-D
The Vitamin D product we carry at the clinic was designed on the results of the research shown above, it is called Solray-D and is in a easy to take liquid spray. Click below to read about this great product
Solray-D info sheet
We sell Solray-D online here
Click play below to hear the BBC case notes on Vitamin D
BBC VITAMIN D MP3
Hypovitaminosis D in patients scheduled to undergo orthopaedic surgery: a single-center analysis.
Ljiljana Bogunovic, Abraham D Kim, Brandon S Beamer, Joseph Nguyen, Joseph M Lane. Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA.
Almost 50% of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery have a Vitamin D deficiency that should be correct BEFORE surgery.
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is essential for optimal bone health and muscle function. An alarmingly high rate of vitamin-D deficiency in the general population has been reported recently. The purpose of the present study was to characterise the extent of low serum levels of vitamin D among orthopaedic surgery patients.
RESULTS: Overall, 43% of all patients had insufficient serum vitamin-D levels, and, of these, 40% had deficient levels. Among the orthopaedic services, the highest rates of low serum vitamin-D levels were seen in the trauma and sports services, in which the rates of abnormal (insufficient and deficient) vitamin-D levels were 66% and 52%, respectively. The lowest rate of abnormal vitamin-D levels was seen in the metabolic bone disease service. Patients between the ages of fifty-one and seventy years were 35% less likely to have low vitamin-D levels than patients between the ages of eighteen and fifty years (p = 0.018). The prevalence of low vitamin-D levels was significantly higher in men (p = 0.006). Individuals with darker skin tones (blacks and Hispanics) were 5.5 times more likely to have low vitamin-D levels when compared with those with lighter skin tones (whites and Asians) (p < 0.001)
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of low serum levels of vitamin D among patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery is very common. Given the importance of vitamin D in musculoskeletal health, such low levels may negatively impact patient outcomes.
Click on the link below to download the full pdf of one of the most recent research papers on the benefits of increasing Vitamin D for the prevention of many different types of cancers, including breast, bowel and prostate. I have summarised some of the points from the research below too, these are text pieces directly quoted from with the main piece of research.
Vitamin D for cancer prevention: Global perspective - click to download full pdf
Summary & conclusions
• There are no unreasonable risks from intake of 2000 iu per day of vitamin D3 or from a population blood serum 25(OH)D level of 40 - 60 ng/mL (Ann Epidemiol 2009;19:468-483)
• Of approximately 3000 research studies published investigating the inverse relationship between vitamin D and cancer, most of the epidemiological studies have reported that higher vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels show lower incidence of various cancers and aggressive prostate cancers.
• Women with higher UVB sun exposure had half the incidence of breast cancer than those with a lower exposure.
• In another study with men the same was found but with half the incidence of fatal prostate cancer. (The sun activates vitamin D in the skin, so this basically means more sun, higher vitamin D and lower breast cancer rates - comment by Christian Bates)
• Almost all lab studies using tissue culture systems have reported inhibition of growth of malignant cells (cancer cells) and many have identified a re-differentation in response to different vitamin D's (Christian - cells becoming less malignant).
Vitamin D (25(OH)D) and survival of cancer patients
• Breast cancer patients with levels of 25(OH)D higher than 29 ng/mL at diagnosis had a 42% lower 15 year death rate than those with less than 20 ng/mL. Also incidence of metastases was half as high with the same level range.
• Another study found lower fatality rates in patients with breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer who were diagnosed in the Summer when blood vitamin D levels were highest due to sun conversion.