Vitamin D Supplements May Protect Against Crohn’s Disease

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Posted on 3rd February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Research published in the January 22, 2010 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry describes how vitamin D could help protect against Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that is believed to be caused by defective innate immune regulation of intestinal bacteria. Recent research has uncovered a difference in the rate of Crohn’s disease according to latitude, suggesting that vitamin D from sunlight may be protective. Additionally, variations in the vitamin D receptor gene have been linked to susceptibility to Crohn’s disease as well as to ulcerative colitis, another inflammatory bowel disease.

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  1. jan williams says:

    So interesting to know that Vitamin D may help. How much to take and in what form? While I live in a sunny climate, I take drugs for IBD which require me to be out of the sun – ironically. Any information welcome

    Jan

    3rd February 2010 at 6:30 pm

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for writing! Ideally you should have your blood levels of Vitamin D tested. Your blood levels of vitamin D3 should be about 70 ng/ml. From your avoiding the sun it is very likely safe to assume you are deficient in vitamin D. Commence taking about 5000 IU per day of vitamin D3 pending your blood test results.

    Here’s to your Super Health!

    KC Craichy

    3rd February 2010 at 2:12 pm

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