Vitamin D supplementation improves cytokine profiles in patients with congestive heart failure

This study found that Vit D was able to lower the levels of a compound called IL-10.  While IL-10 is not the queen of all inflammatory mediators, it is very high up on the hierarchy.  This means that IL-10 turns on a bunch of other enzymes involved in inflammation.  So, lower levels of IL-10 equals less inflammation.

While this study was done on congestive heart failure patients, it has ramifications for every other type of autoimmune disease as well.  Also, the levels used, 50 micrograms (about 2,000 IU), is definitely a good dosage.

Read entire article here

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.