Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vitamin D may help shrink fibroids

This study showed that Vitamin D helped shrink fibroid tissue in vitro.

There was also a paper looking at the hypothesis that Vitamin D protects against uterine fibroids. Unfortunately however one has to pay to view it.

This article suggests that the high rate of fibroids among African American women may be linked to vitamin D deficiency.

In January of this year I was getting a bunch of blood tests done and my acupuncturist thought to check my Vitamin D levels. Indeed they were low and I have been on supplementation ever since. The sad thing is, why didn't anyone think to check this years ago?

4 comments:

Anya said...

I was recently reading about supplementing with vitamin d and I would suggest that you ensure that you are getting vitamin d3. Vitamin d2 binds almost as well as d3, however has been shown to have some health risks, and is made from irradiated yeast, from what I understand, which in itself is concerning IMO.

http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/84/4/694

http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/case-against-vitamin-d2.html

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks so much, very interesting!

Kathy said...

Thanks for posting this. May I ask, did you have any luck with shrinkage so far? Did your
doctor(s) give you an idea of how large a dose you should be taking? I'm taking d3, but I wonder if I'm taking enough. Would love to know more specifics. Thanks! Kathy

Fibroid Shrinker said...

I'm taking 1-2 drops per day of BioDMulsion, 1 drop is 400 i.u.

Unfortunately no shrinkage to report but in my case have been doing concurrent with fertility treatments involving hormones, which seems to be cancelling out the fibroid shrinking efforts unfortunately.