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Vitamin D and calcium supplementation administered together and separately improve inflammatory markers

Posted on: September 15, 2014   by  Will Hunter


New exploratory research shows that the co-administration of vitamin D and calcium, as well as separate administration, improves biomarkers of inflammation.

Systemic inflammation has been linked to the development of insulin resistance, beta cell dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. In addition, increased inflammation is common among those with type 2 diabetes and is associated with diabetic complications.

Both vitamin D and calcium intake are associated with inflammatory biomarkers and some studies show vitamin D supplementation reduces various markers of inflammation in diabetic patients.

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5 Responses to Vitamin D and calcium supplementation administered together and separately improve inflammatory markers

  1. dbarra

    What type of vitamin D was used in this study and for how many weeks?


  2. hlahore@gmail.com

    This study is the 4th RCT proof that Vitamin D treats diabetes.
    Details on the study along with suggestions of how they could have had much better results

    Proof that vitamin D works on 49 different health problems is at

    (Daibetes is only counted once)

  3. Tom Weishaar

    Another interpretation would be that when dietary calcium is high enough not to require vitamin D to increase absorption, the vitamin D that’s not needed in the calcium context adds to the vitamin D available in the inflammation context.

  4. Will Hunter


    They used cholecalciferol, vitamin D3, for eight weeks.

  5. Will Hunter


    That is a great point. It would be interesting to see an analysis on the relationship between calcium levels and each of the inflammatory markers.

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