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Vitamin D Blog

Every school shooter had used antidepression drugs, but how many were low on vitamin D

Sunday February 17, 2013

Fact People who are depressed are often low on vitamin D
Fact People who are depressed take antidepression drugs
Fact Every school shooter had used antidepression drugs
Fact People are particularly low on vitamin D in the winter
Fact Most of the shootings have happened in the winter
Hypothesis School shooters were low on vitamin D

See also VitaminDWiki

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Note: Magnesium deficiency is also associated with low vitamin D and poor mental health

Magnesium and Mental Health  see  is.gd/VDMag

Spray vitamin D inside cheek in case of emergency

Thursday February 7, 2013

In case of emergency you probably want to get vitamin D into the bloodstream as quickly as possible.

Fat soluable vitamins decrease quickly after trauma
Without getting an injection, it appears that a vitamin D spray is the fastest way.
The following study indicates that spraying the vitamin D on the cheeks is faster than sublinqual.

Note: I have just ordered a 3,000 IU/spray bottle for use in emergencies. Henry Lahore Feb 2013
I plan on spraying vitamin D about 10 times (30,000 IU) inside the cheek in case of trauma, onset of flu, etc.


Study was made in 2012 for DLux Vitamin D spray

Study was made on pigs - which have similar mouth characteristics to humans.
It is far far easier to remove tongues, inner cheeks from dead pigs than from live humans
Looking at the number of data points one can guess that there were a lot of dead pigs

Much better inside of cheek than above or below the tongue



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Does take a a long time to penetrate the inner cheek (far longer than pssible if animial is alive)

Their formulation appears to be absorbed both faster and better than 2 other formulations



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Their spray is available from the UK and from ebay

Sizes

Amazon had 160 Vitamin D sprays as of May 2015

Fairly low cost:

  • 8 pounds ($12.80) per bottle which contains 100 sprays of 3,000 IU per spray
  • which is approx 21 cents per 5,000 IU - which is OK
  • Other forms of vitamin D (capsule, liquid, etc.) are much less expensive than sprays.
    but other forms are not absorbed so quickly, and most need your gut to be working properly.

PDF is at the bottom of this page

See also VitaminDWiki

Time to reach half of the response to oral vitamin D is about 32 hours

Vs Time for spray on the cheek is about 4 hours, perhaps 8X faster!

see wikipage http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1046
Short URL for this page = http://is.gd/DLuxCheek

Vitamin D Wiki news Dec 2012 and Jan 2013

Friday February 1, 2013

Lots of great vitamin D news - here are some news clusters.

More strong evidence and pathway understanding for many diseases

Cofactors and other nutrients which interact with Vitamin D

Omega-3 looks very promising - with and without Vitamin D

More indications that Vitamin A blocks some of the benefits of Vitamin D

Many recent papers on Mental Illness and low vitamin D

Association between skin damage and low vitamin D

Sun provides more than just vitamin D

Vitamin D3 now available:

Vitamin D Dose: 50,000 IU is used frequently

Importance of vitamin D being noticed

24th disease proven to be helped with vitamin D

  • Hypertension, Cardiovascular, Back Pain, Diabetes, Influenza, Falls, Hip Fractures, Breast Cancer,
    Multiple Sclerosis, Raynaud's pain, Menstrual Pain, C-section and pregnancy risks, Low Birth Weight,
    Chronic Kidney Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, TB, Rickets, Respiratory Tract Infection
    Lupus, Sickle Cell pain, leg ulcers, traumatic brain injury Proof details are at http://is.gd/proofvitd

How much vitamin D to take, an on-going question

10 of the top 13 reasons for disability around the world (age 60) are strongly associated with Vitamin D

Genes provide some of the reasons for Vitamin D response differences

Vitamin D testing - fast and low cost soon < $20?

Off topic (but very good for your health)

Top recent charts

Multiple Sclerosis relapse vs Vitamin D is.gd/msvitdJan13

Decreased MS relapses with increasing Vitamin D

Reduced MS Relapse Rate with Vitamin D levels 65-100 nmol/L
Significantly reduced relapse rates when serum levels >110 nmol/L

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Map of Vitamin D in Jan

Many minutes to get Vitamin D from noon sun in January

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How much to supplement Grassroots Jan 2013

How many IUs to get to a desired ng level

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UVB for children

UVB also increases vitamin D

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http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=3606

How many years do you want to wait for additional confirmation of vitamin D?

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Vitamin D vs time of day is.gd/holick1212

Much more vitamin D around noon

Compared to early morning or late afternoon.
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Top news which did not fit in clusters


Also at VitaminDWiki

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VitaminDWki Health Problem categories, (# of items), and Overviews

Health Problems 1  Left column Jan 2013 Health Problems 2  Left column Jan 2013 Health Problems 3  Left column Jan 2013

Short URL = http://is.gd/vitamindjan13

Perhaps not have > 50 ng of vitamin D due to need to avoid sun damage

Monday January 14, 2013

Hypothesis: Humans did not evolve to having &gt;100 ng of vitamin D due to skin damage

It seems that the higher the level of vitamin D the better.
So VitaminDWiki was wondering why evolution results in &gt; 100 ng of vitamin D
A possible solution: When getting &gt; 50 ng of vitamin D from the sun there is a danger of damaging the skin,
so the body developed a method of limiting skin damage by darkening the skin.
Darkening of the skin is a good trade-off to make vs the benefits of vitamin D when the sun was the only source of vitamin D.

This was appended to Is 50 ng of vitamin D too high, just right, or not enough Jan 14, 2013

Beyond the bone: Presentation New York - Sept 2012

Friday November 23, 2012

Many presentations in one day

Each was about 26 minutes long

CLICK HERE for audio-annotated slides

CLICK HERE for references of each speaker

CLICK HERE for information about each speaker, including email, website, and publications list

CLICK HERE for abstracts and posters on VitaminDWiki

  • Vitamin D Biology: Beyond Bone;
    Sylvia Christakos (UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School)
  • Vitamin D in Immune Function and Disease Prevention
    Martin Hewison (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Vitamin D in the Heart and Vascular System
    David G. Gardner (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Beginning the Lifespan: Vitamin D Requirements During Pregnancy and Lactation
    Carol L. Wagner (Medical University of South Carolina)
  • The Role of Vitamin D in Regulation of Apoptotic Signaling Pathways in Obesity
    Igor N. Sergeev (South Dakota State University)
  • Plasma Vitamin D is Independently Associated with Lung Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    Erica Rutten (Ciro +, Centre of Expertise for Chronic Organ Failure)
  • Impact of Cholecalciferol Repletion on Erythropoietin Requirements in Vitamin D-deficient Hemodialysis Patients
    Lily Li (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
  • Vitamin D for Diabetes: To D or Not to D?
    Anastassios G. Pittas (Tufts Medical Center)
  • Molecular Aspects of the Role of Vitamin D in Muscle
    Ricardo Boland (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • Level of Vitamin D Affects Physical and Cognitive Function in Older Persons
    Luigi Ferrucci (National Institute on Aging)
  • Vitamin D Dietary Reference Intakes
    Daniel D. Bikle (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Panel Discussion (Audio only)
    Moderator: Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)

VitaminDWiki has more on vitamin D than the next 5 websites combined

Sunday November 11, 2012

Search results – Nov 2012

TopicVitaminDWiki5 vitamin D web sites
Pain 1180 565
Pregnancy1630280
Heart18501750
Cancer3890901
Ausitm361213
Calcium3290892
Headache186105
Cholesterol402142
Lupus323106
Cystic Fibrosis28819
Schizophrenia427101
Prostate AND Osteoporosis51683
HIV AND Osteoporosis 234 9
"Multiple Sclerosis"944255

The other sites

Vitamin D Council
Vitamind3-cholecalciferol
Vitamin D3 World
Easy Immune Health
GrassrootsHealth