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Higher Vitamin D3 Improve Cancer Survivial

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist - November 13, 2014

  • Vitamin D3 improves survival of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma cancer.

Researchers evaluated 25 medical studies with 17,332 cases of cancer. They discovered that a 5 ng/ml blood level increase in vitamin D3 improved cancer survival by 4%.

Vitamin D3 improves survivial of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma cancerPeople with
colorectal cancer or lymphoma and high blood levels of Vitamin D3 at the time of cancer diagnosis had a significantly reduced risk of dying from the cancer.

People with
breast cancer or lymphoma and high blood levels of Vitamin D3 at the time of cancer diagnosis had improved lengths of cancer free survival compared to those with low levels.

This study did not assess the survival rates when a person with cancer takes additional vitamin D3.

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for vitamin D.
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Get your vitamin D3 blood test from your doctor or ZRT labs. The normal range of vitamin D3 is 30 to 100. I push my clients toward 75 ng/ml if they have cancer. You should repeat the D3 blood test after 6 months of and annually thereafter. It is possible to get too much vitamin D3 and you may become toxic if your blood level goes over 100.

Quality may be an issue with vitamin D3 supplements. U.S. researchers found 2 of 3 products tested did not have the amount of vitamin D3 stated on the label. This is not a time to be price conscious. Do not purchase vitamins from discount sources. Look for supplement label statements that a product “Meets or Exceeds cGMP Quality Standards.”

It’s possible vitamin D3 may be better absorbed when taken with a meal that contains fat. A person that has a high amount of body fat may need to take more D3 for 6 months since the vitamin may be stored in the fat cells. Once the fat cells are saturated the excess vitamin D is available to go to other cells.

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Reference Sources:

Review: The Impacts of Circulating 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels on Cancer Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Mian Li*, Peizhan Chen*, et al, April 29, 2014.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014 Aug;99(8):2720-8. Impact of vitamin D3 dietary supplement matrix on clinical response. Traub ML1, Finnell JS, et al.

About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy (retired pharmacist), helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, functional tests, diet, lifestyle and self care. He writes special reports, consults and gives seminars on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer or alternative cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982.

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