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Overview Seniors and Vitamin D

Just 22 cents for a 50K IU capsule once a week

  • reduces falling and fractures,
  • improves cognition,
  • decreases chance of Alz and Parkinson’s,
  • increases chance of surviving hospital,
  • Improves balance,
  • reduces muscle loss,
  • reduces flu,
  • reduces need for antibiotics,

From 12 reasons why seniors need more vitamin D

In addition, some seniors are low because they are:

- Living in Northern latitudes and do take a winter trip to a sunny area in the winter
- Overweight
- Dark skinned
- Had recent surgery/trauma

CLICK HERE for an Vitamin D Workshop for Seniors which was held Aug 2011

By Henry Lahore - the admin of VitaminDWiki

Falls and Fractures
Many studies have proven that increasing vitamin D decreases falls and fractures.
By several mechanisms

  • 1) improve reaction time
  • 2) Improve muscle,
  • 3) increase bone density

There are not just association of low vitamin D and falling/fractures, but scores of actual random controlled trials – from all around the world

Seniors and Fraility

Seniors and Cognition

Seniors and Depression

Also many papers showing that Vitamin D greatly decreases winter flu and colds
– which occur at the time that vitamin D blood levels are lowest. (4+ months away from time in the sun)
Dosing CLICK HERE for Overview How much D__
Some Doctors are starting with very high single doses to stop being deficient as soon as possible
Try a small dose first. I am concerned that this does not allow for possible reactions to vitamin D which can be tested by taking a much smaller amount for a week or so. Only a tiny fraction of the population is allergic to vitamin D3, but I feel that it is better to check first before plunging in.
Consider using vitamin D before surgery.
A variety of studies show D3 does not work much below 1200 IU / day, perhaps even less for D2
Some studies show that vitamin D thwarted by vitamin A

Loading Dose = how much to start with to recharge = Stoss Therapy

Should take bone supplement along with Vitamin D – but only 500 to 750 milligrams of Calcium– see supplements section and graph
Category Supplementing D    Calcium    Magnesium
OK to take vitamin D when have Cancers – seems to even help prevent some cancers. Might treat a few.– see Cancer file gallery

Some other files of interest


Mortality and D

Far less likely to die when vitamin D blood level is greater than 27 ng/ml - Heaney May 2010

from Grassroots May 2010

Upper Limit and Toxicity
Overview Toxicity

Clinical trials as of Sept 2010 - shows the dose size being tested now

Potential Elderly interactions with vitamin D

Elderly vitamin D interactions

CLICK HERE for the Vitamin D Deficiencies page - which has a more complete chart for all people

Half of seniors did not respond to 1600 IU of vitamin D daily for a year

RED square = reduction in serum level
from slide presentation: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2269
from slide presentation: https://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2269

See also Web

  • Search the Journal Age and Ageing for Vitamin D 358 items as of May 2012
    Why do geriatric outpatients have so many moderate and severe vertebral fractures? Exploring prevalence and risk factors - 2012
    Editor's Choice: Frailty in the older surgical patient: a review - 2012
    Seasonal variation of serum vitamin D and the effect of vitamin D supplementation in Irish community-dwelling older people - 2011
    Prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home residents by weekly half-body UVB exposure after showering: a pilot study - 2011
    Here comes the sun: good news for bone health! - 2011
    Diabetes, falls and fractures - 2010
    Declining hip fracture rates in the United States - 2010
  • 1700 IU daily average did not help seniors Phd dissertation 2012
  • Billions of people over age 60 Kurzweilai July 2014
  • Everything You Need To Know About Senior Isolation 2022
  • Social isolation increases the risk of premature death.
  • The risk of heart disease increases by 29 percent among seniors that experience social isolation.
  • Socially isolated seniors are 32 percent more likely to experience a stroke.
  • The proportion of people above the age of 50 who indicated they often or sometimes feel isolated grew from 27 percent in 2018 to 56 percent at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

See also Metaformin

  • Big pharma is trying to get the FDA to approve ageing as a disease which can be treated by Metaformin - May 2017
    "The TAME Study (Targeting Aging With Metformin) began in 2016, aiming to enroll 3,000 seniors, ages 70 - 80, and study them for 5 - 7 years at 15 centers across the U.S. Study subjects can have or be at risk for any or all of 3 common aging conditions: cancer, heart disease, and dementia."
  • There is no Vitamin D industry to pay for the tests and lobbying needed to show that Vitamin D is far better than Metaformin
  • {https://www.vitamindwiki.com/Search+Results?hl=en&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&btnG=Google+Search&googles.x=0&googles.y=0&q=metaformin&domains=vitamindwiki.com&sitesearch=vitamindwiki.com|Search VitaminDWiki for Metaformin] 80 hits as of May 2017 - which include
    ‘Cracking the Aging Code' with vitamin D, Metformin, etc. Book June 2016

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