South Med J. 2019 Dec;112(12):621-625. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001041.
Ferguson CC1, Knol LL1, Halli-Tierney A1, Ellis AC1.
- Parkinson’s patients – 41 percent now supplement with Vitamin D – Nov 2017
- 41% in 2017, 60% in 2019
- Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s need more than 30 ng of Vitamin D – review Nov 2017
- Parkinson’s Disease Summer School – alternative therapies included 60-80 ng of Vitamin D – Sept 2019
Overview Parkinsons and Vitamin D contains the following summary
Parkinson's Disease proven to be TREATED by Vitamin D (Many Meta-analyses of trials)
- Parkinson's disease stabilized with just 1200 IU of vitamin D – RCT May 2013
First RCT to report results - +anticipate far better results when more vitamin D is used.
(Belief based on the results with vitamin D on MS and Diabetes)
Additonal proofs that vitamin D treats or prevents diseases
- 6 clinical trials for PD with vitamin D intervention as of Jan 2016
A person could wait a few years to get the results of the clinical trials, but
- Based on reading more than 4,000 studies of vitamin D at VitaminDWiki
- A (loading) dose of 20,000 IU of vitamin D daily for the 3 weeks should provide observable benefit
To avoid a rare reaction to Vitamin D
take 1,000 IU of vitamin D first, and stop if you you have an allergic reaction withiin 3 days
When continuing to take vitamin D you should also take cofactors
There is virtually no need have a vitamin D test in first 2 months
- Parkinson's category has
Note by the founder of VitaminDWiki
A friend of mine got Parkinson's Disease
He started taking my recommendation of 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily
His symptoms almost went away
Unfortunately, his doctor found out that he was taking, what he thought, was too much vitamin D
My friend reduced his dose to 2,000 IU daily
His symptoms came back and have gotten worse over the next 5 years.
Increased use of D category listing has
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- The use of Vitamin D to prevent prostate cancer doubled in a decade – May 2019
- Vitamin D very popular with Canadian seniors having complex medical problems – Jan 2019
- Vitamin D levels at Mayo Clinic increased over a decade – June 2018
- Vitamin D was the most supplemented vitamin or mineral in the US - 2017
To assess the present use of dietary supplements among the Parkinson disease (PD) population and to determine which dietary supplements are most commonly taken.
This cross-sectional study used an online questionnaire that was administered to individuals with PD via support group Web sites. Dietary supplement users also were asked whether they spoke with a healthcare professional about their supplement use.
Of the 205 respondents, 83.4% reported taking at least 1 dietary supplement. Although 94 different types of dietary supplements were identified, >50% of participants taking dietary supplements took multivitamins, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 (52.6%, 74.3%, and 56.1%, respectively). Respondents reported taking coenzyme Q10, Mucuna pruriens, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, melatonin, and N-acetylcysteine most commonly for PD. Among supplement users, 29.2% did not discuss their supplement use with a healthcare practitioner.
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The results of this study demonstrate a high prevalence of dietary supplement use among individuals with PD, in addition to a wide variety of supplements being taken. This study's findings also indicate the need for better dialog between patients and healthcare practitioners regarding the use of dietary supplements.
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