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Posted on: March 18, 2013
by Brant Cebulla
A new randomized controlled trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that vitamin D may be able to slow the progression and deterioration of Parkinson’s disease. You must be a paid member to read the rest of this post. Please login or register now.
I’m so glad to see the results of this study. My husband was diagnosed with PD 12 years ago at the age of 48. In 2006, I started giving him 8-10,000 IU of D3 4-5 times a week (daily would have been my preference). After 3 or 4 years, I reduced it to 6000 IU because of his reluctance to take so many vitamins. I have been personally convinced that the D3 has slowed the progression of the disease, and he hasn’t had a single cold since that time! This study backs my hunches and will hopefully make my husband less reluctant to take his vitamins.
Glad to see your good results. Please remember that for Vitamin D to be properly utilized by the body, it requires certain co-factors.
Magnesium and K are of particular importance.
Since you are a member of the VDC, you most likely already have read this information. But, just in case you haven’t:
Another great reason to pursue Vitamin D as treatment for PD:
Our in-home Vitamin D Test Kit is easy, affordable, and an accurate way to find out your Vitamin D status.
A recent study determined that lower vitamin D levels are associated with a nearly 3 times increased risk of longer menstrual cycles.