Deficiency of vitamin D and Type I and Type 2 diabetes

Deficiency of vitamin D and Type I and Type 2 diabetes

Deficiency of Vitamin D has been associated with both Type I and Type 2 diabetes and with metabolic syndrome (a combination of high blood pressure, abnormal blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, insulin resistance and excess abdominal fat that often goes along Type 2 diabetes). It is still not understood how vitamin D helps the body regulate blood glucose - there seems to be several ways. While it does not appear that diabetes can be cured with vitamin D, as studies suggest, this vitamin can help suffers manage diabetes.

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Vitamin D deficiency causes muscular pain

Vitamin D deficiency causes muscular pain

The current medical studies have shown that one of causes of muscular pain (myalgia) is vitamin D deficiency. In those with myalgia, blood vitamin D levels were generally lower (28.6 v 34.2 ng/mL). After the myalgic patients with vitamin D deficiency were treated with vitamin D at a dose of 50,000 IU each week for 12 weeks the symptoms of myalgia were resolved in more than 92 per cent of the individuals treated.This gives hope to individuals who are taking statin drugs for reducing cholesterol levels because statins treatment often causes myalgic symptoms.

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Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine or Thiamin) is a water-soluble vitamin, which means. It is involved in all main metabolic processes in the nervous system, muscles, blood cells and heart. It is essential for digestion and for the nervous system therefore it is often used in the treatment of nervous disorders. It has been also observed that a daily sufficient intake of the votamin helps to cope with stress. Heavy drinkers, smokers, pregnant women should take up to 300mg daily. The most efficient supplements of this vitamin proved to be oral sprays.  There are no reports of the vitamin B1's toxicity. The good sources of the vitamin in food are whole grains, brown rice, seafood and legumes.

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The Feel Good Factor

The Feel Good Factor

We all go through bad patches because of changes, traumas and losses in life therefore our ability to bounce back into life with renewed enthusiasm is a big deal. This implies recharging the brain and body's biochemistry as much as resolving psychological issues. Conventional opinion would say that the purpose of medication such as antidepressant drugs is to get you back on the road. However these drugs can often leave you worse off than you started due to a lot of side effects (e.g. Prozac has 45 listed side effects). Alternative approach suggest to correct imbalance with nutrients, not drugs. There is a particularly interesting amino acid, called 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptohan), which is found in our food and important for production of the mood-elevating chemical Serotonin in the human body.

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Deficiency of vitamin D and Type I and Type 2 diabetes

Deficiency of Vitamin D has been associated with both Type I and Type 2 diabetes and with metabolic syndrome (a combination of high blood pressure, abnormal blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, insulin resistance and excess abdominal fat that often goes along Type 2 diabetes). It is still not understood how vitamin D helps the body regulate blood glucose – there seems to be several ways. While it does not appear that diabetes can be cured with vitamin D, as studies suggest, this vitamin can help suffers manage diabetes.
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Vitamin D deficiency causes muscular pain

The current medical studies have shown that one of causes of muscular pain (myalgia) is vitamin D deficiency. In those with myalgia, blood vitamin D levels were generally lower (28.6 v 34.2 ng/mL). After the myalgic patients with vitamin D deficiency were treated with vitamin D at a dose of 50,000 IU each week for 12 weeks the symptoms of myalgia were resolved in more than 92 per cent of the individuals treated.This gives hope to individuals who are taking statin drugs for reducing cholesterol levels because statins treatment often causes myalgic symptoms.
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