The majority of people in the United States do not synthesize sufficient vitamin D in order to meet physiological requirements; I’m talking depression, musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, and fatigue. With the discovery of Vitamin D receptors in tissues other than the gut and bone – particularly the brain, breast, prostate and lymphocytes – recent research suggests the utilization of higher amounts of supplemental Vitamin D3 for a wider range of applications in order to maintain and improve health. Bio-D-Mulsion Forte® from Biotics Research Corporation supplies Vitamin D3 as a micro-emulsion for enhanced absorption and utilization, which is particularly important for those with malabsorption conditions.
There’s information and research studies everywhere . . . some say Vitamin D is practically necessary for everyone on the planet and others say high doses will practically kill you. Ok, both of those are exaggerations, but that’s what it feels like when you start reading the research. And people are pretty set-in-stone on their beliefs, metaphorically drawing a line-in-the-sand.
Bucking the trend (again!), I’m a moderate when it comes to Vitamin D. I live in the Northern hemisphere, don’t see near enough sun for my liking (and when I do it’s frequently from my office window), and regularly use sunscreen for fear of aging wrinkles. So, I find Vitamin D is a necessity for me and most of my local clients. For my outdoor working clients in the Southern states, maybe not such a necessity.
Vitamin D, Emulsified:
I’ll list the research at the end of the post and feel free to do your own, because supplementation is a very individualized need and shouldn’t be taken without discussion with a trained practitioner. But, from my experience, I have found great success using emulsified Vitamin D for people who have sugar cravings, depression, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain (especially lower back pain), inflammation, and seasonal affective disorder.
Bio-D-Mulsion Forte® from Biotics Research Corporation supplies 2,000 IU per drop of vitamin D3 as a micro-emulsion for enhanced absorption and utilization, which is particularly important for those with malabsorption conditions. One (1) drop daily of Bio-D-Mulsion Forte® (2,000 IU) increased 25(OH)D concentrations in vitamin D deficient children 202% in six weeks, effectively tripling 25(OH)D levels. (Gordon CM, et al.Treatment of Hypovitaminosis D in Infants and Toddlers J. Clin. Endocrin. Metab. First published ahead of print April 15, 2008 as doi:10.1210/jc.2007-2790).
I like that Bio-D-Mulsion Forte® contains no artificial colorants or flavorings and no propylene glycol. It’s also very cost effective, less than a nickel per day – less than $1.50 per month!
For more information:
1. Norman AW. Vitamin D. In: Brown ML (Editor). Present Knowledge in Nutrition. Sixth Edition. Washington: International Life Sciences Institute Nutrition Foundation; 1990. P.108-116
2. Vieth R. Vitamin D supplementation, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and safety. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 May; 69(5):842-56 Available on-line at http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/reprint/69/5/842.pdf
3. Holick M F. Vitamin D deficiency: what a pain it is. Mayo Clin Proc. 2003 Dec;78(12):1457-9
4. Al Faraj S, Al Mutairi K. Vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in Saudi Arabia. Spine. 2003 Jan 15;28(2):177-9
5. Plotnikoff GA, Quigley JM. Prevalence of severe hypovitaminosis D in patients with persistent, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. Mayo Clin Proc. 2003 Dec;78(12):1463-70
6. Lansdowne AT, Provost SC. Vitamin D3 enhances mood in healthy subjects during winter. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1998 Feb;135(4):319-23
7. Yamashita H, Noguchi S, Takatsu K, Koike E, Murakami T, Watanabe S, Uchino S, Yamashita H, Kawamoto H. High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Japanese female patient with Graves’ disease. Endocr J. 2001 Feb;48(1):63-9
8. Huisman AM, White KP, Algra A, Harth M, Vieth R, Jacobs JW, Bijlsma JW, Bell DA. Vitamin D levels in women with systemic lupus erythematosus and fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol 2001 Nov;28(11):2535-9
9. Van den Berghe G, Van Roosbroeck D, Vanhove P, Wouters PJ, De Pourcq L, Bouillon R. Bone turnover in prolonged critical illness: effect of vitamin D. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Oct;88(10):4623-32
10. Mercola J. Bio-D-Mulsion (Emulsified Vitamin D): “The Vital Supplement that I Strongly Recommend to Nearly All of My Patients” mercola.com/forms/vitamind on March 25, 2004.
11. Vasquez A, Manso G, Cannell J. The Clinical Importance of Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol): A Paradigm Shift with Implications for All Healthcare Providers. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal In press 2004
- Vitamin D and Hypercalcemia (brassandivory.org)