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Liver transplant needs Vitamin D (actually semi-activated, not regular) – May 2017

Nutritional Vitamin D in Renal Transplant Patients: Speculations and Reality

Nutrients 2017, 9(6), 550; doi:10.3390/nu9060550
Piergiorgio Messa 1,2,* , Anna Regalia 2 and Carlo Maria Alfieri 1
1 Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano 20122, Italy
2 via Festa del Perdono, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 20122, Italy

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The medical community is still amazed that regular vitamin D does not help poor livers
Regular vitamin D is semi-acivated by the liver into Calcidiol, so if poor liver, little Calcidiol
Need to add Calcidiol, not regular vitamin D, when the liver is not functioning well

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Overview Liver and vitamin D contains the following summary

  • Fact: A properly functioning liver is needed for the efficient activation of vitamin D in the body
  • Fact: Liver diseases often result in lower levels of vitamin D
  • Fact: Various pain relievers damage the liver function
  • Fact: Lower levels of vitamin D result in osteoporosis and many other diseases
  • Options with a poorly functioning liver appear to be:
  1. Increased vitamin D (example: 2X more vitamin D if Liver is 1/2 as efficient)
  2. Increase the response you get from vitamin D
  3. Increase sunshine / UVB,
  4. Get the response you get from the sun/UVB
  5. Consider supplementing with Iron - a patented Iron supplement appears to work very well
  6. Get prescription for active form of vitamin D (Calcitriol) which does not need the liver or kidney to get the benefits of vitamin D in the body
  7. Get Calcidiol which does not need the liver
  8. Use Topical Vitamin D - activation by the skin etc does not require the liver

Click on image for ways of getting vitamin D even if Liver is not functioning well

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Reduced levels of nutritional vitamin D are commonly observed in most chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and particularly in patients who have received a kidney transplant (KTx). In the complex clinical scenario characterizing the recipients of a renal graft, nutritional vitamin D deficiency has been put in relation not only to the changes of mineral and bone metabolism (MBM) after KTx, but also to most of the medical complications which burden KTx patients. In fact, referring to its alleged pleiotropic (non-MBM related) activities, vitamin D has been claimed to play some role in the occurrence of cardiovascular, metabolic, immunologic, neoplastic and infectious complications commonly observed in KTx recipients. Furthermore, low nutritional vitamin D levels have also been connected with graft dysfunction occurrence and progression. In this review, we will discuss the purported and the demonstrated effects of native vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency in most of the above mentioned fields, dealing separately with the MBM-related and the pleiotropic effects.

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