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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Saul Yudelowitz BSc (Hons)

People are told that vitamin D is good for us to supplement with

Many studies find the opposite

Vitamin D is not made from the sun

Bacteria and fungi produce biofilm, it is this biofilm that harbor the vitamin D

Biofilm from bacteria and fungi have vitamin D receptor (VDR), when vitamin D attaches to the VDR of the biofilm, calcium is attracted and begins to accumulate. This is one of the oldest protective mechanics bacteria and fungi have

When UV light from the sun travels through the body, it kills bacteria and fungi. Have you ever wondered why fungi donít grow in the sun?

The dead bacteria and fungi release vitamin D that was bound to their VDR

Macrophages/monocytes kill bacteria and fungi to release vitamin D into the blood stream

Vitamin D is a fat soluble secosteroid, this is a molecule similar to a steroid but with a broken ring

The two major physiological forms of vitamin D is D2 and D3

D3 is produced in the skin of vertebrates after exposure to ultraviolet B from a light source and occurs naturally in a small range of foods

Food sources include fatty fish, mushrooms and meat

Vitamin D is carried in the blood stream to the liver. It is converted into prohormonecalcidiol. Circulating calcidiol can then be converted into calcitriol, the biologically active form of vitamin D, either in the kidneys or by monocyte-macrophages.

When activated by the immune system calcitriol acts locally as a cytokine defending the body against microbial invaders

Vitamin D and calcium are a root of sickness so supplementing with these is not a good idea. We should only consume it from our food sources and not too much

Why we should not take vitamin D

When we are young we are flexible and energetic, over time we become stiffer and more brittle

In enough time we develop hardening of the arteries, once thought to be the cause of cholesterol but now understood to be caused by calcium

Vitamin D causes the body to absorb more calcium

Higher levels of calcium in the body deposit into soft tissue and we develop joint deformity and pain

Common sites are the fingers, shoulders, hips, knees, arteries, muscles, skin and the brain, including the eyes

Many bacteria protect themselves with a calcium outer coating

Some antibiotics that target these calcium barriers are tetracycline, often used for acne and rosacea.

More recently tetracycline has been modified to doxycycline and minocycline. Treating brain lesions and MS is done with minocycline

Minocycline and other tetracycline derivatives have a neuroprotective affect. Minocycline has the greatest of them as it has the highest permeability to the blood brain barrier.

Minocycline both reduces inflammation and neuronal death

As a side note. An earthworm has calcium pumps just behind their ears to rid their body of calcium. Medical scientists canít induce cancer into an earthworm. Sharks have cartilage and hence very low rates of cancer. Women who consume calcium supplements have a 64% increased risk of hip fracture and a 47% higher rate of heart attack and stroke. Hip fracture rates are higher in the developed world where calcium supplementation is higher and lower in developing countries where calcium supplementation is lower.

Could it be that we just need to be active to have healthy and strong bones and not take a white pill, who is laughing all the way to the bank?

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