Reply To: Recently read of a promising study using a vitamin d analog, calcipitriol, for pancreatic cancer. What can you tell me about calcipitriol and can the general public utilize it as a supplement.
I would keep checking back for awhile to see if anyone else responds later with any helpful information.
The Vitamin D Council originally stated when they reviewed the study that “It is also important to reiterate that the vitamin D they used in this study was a synthetic derivative of vitamin D.” “This research does not suggest that normal vitamin D supplementation has the same effect, and the researchers even examined this and found that standard supplements did not work.” Since I have not read the actually study yet, I do not know how they came to the conclusion that standard supplements did not work.
I am sorry about your family member and their diagnosis! Do you know what there present Vitamin D level (25OHD) is?
You may find Harry’s website helpful too for information if you have not already found it http://www.vitamindwiki.com