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D deficiency associated with disease activity in autoimmune disorders

Posted on: July 2, 2013   by  Kate Saley


Research published last week in the journal Nutrients suggests that patients with autoimmune diseases who are also vitamin D deficient have a significantly higher risk of disease activity, compared to those with higher vitamin D levels.

Researchers in Canada were interested in studying vitamin D status and disease activity of people with systemic autoimmune rheumatic disorders. Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders where your immune system malfunctions and attacks your body’s own tissues. Autoimmune diseases can either attack a particular organ (organ specific) or attack numerous organs (systemic). An example or a systemic autoimmune disease is systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) where the immune system attacks any organ in the body.

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5 Responses to D deficiency associated with disease activity in autoimmune disorders

  1. seriousgreta

    I’ve already said this elsewhere on this site, but you have got to stop treating vitamin D as a ‘work alone wonder’ It needs to be balanced with magnesium, K2 and calcium or you don’t get the results or the relief you’re hoping for AND you can cause other ‘unintentional consequences’.

  2. IAW

    @ seriousgreta
    You stated above that “or you don’t get the results or the relief you’re hoping for”. So it sounds to me like you took Vitamin D and did not get good results until you added “co-factors”. What happened or did not happen?
    You also said and “you can cause other “unintentional consequences”. What “unintentional consequences” happened to you? Maybe we can all learn something.

  3. Magic

    I agree, Greta. It is like having a vanilla ice cream cone. It is good but adding all off the trimmings for a delicious banana split is even better.. (Probably, it is better to have used an example using fruits and vegetables..lol )

    Anyway, I have found it difficult get people to get to this website. The ones that are using D3 may not be getting as good results as they could.

    There is a whole package out there………and one needs to use it to get all of the benefits. That includes EXERCISE!!!


  4. Kate Saley

    @seriousgretta and @Magic:

    We definitely agree that vitamin D is not the “magic bullet.” In order to achieve health a number of factors come into play including diet and nutrition, exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and of course sufficient vitamin D status.

  5. Rita and Misty


    Sometimes vitamin d is what is missing…

    I am one of those individuals who has had an entire lifetime of organic living and proper exercise. I also supplemented with 6,000 iu d3, 600 mg magnesium, 3 mg boron and 50 mg zinc for YEARS and YEARS (I didn’t add vitamin k until discovering the VDC in 2011).

    Yet as the readership knows, I was still very sick and very vitamin d deficient. On the above protocol, my level was only 32 ng/ml.

    The only thing that matters is your 25(OH)D level. And, some of us need to supplement with high doses to obtain an optimal level.

    I still eat organic foods…I exercise…I get goodly amounts of sleep…I take all my cofactors…..

    But, in my opinion, D is the master hormone, from which all good health flows.

    Be well,

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