Vitamin D gives new hope in the fight against lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in which our own antibodies attack our body and especially the joints , kidneys or blood vessels . Singer Seal is known to be achieved.

French scientific researchers wanted to see if the recent findings of the impact of vitamin D on the normal functioning of the immune system may have an impact in lupus patients . 20 patients with this disease and levels of vitamin D in the blood moderately low (mean 18.7 ng / mL) were then given vitamin D3 according to the following protocol: 100 000 IU per week for 4 weeks followed by 100 000 IU per month for 6 months.

At the end of the experiment the average vitamin D levels increased from 18.7 to 41.5 ng / mL and analyzes of researchers revealed that many markers of the immune system have evolved positively . This trend is also reflected by a decrease in anti -dsDNA antibodies in the blood , a favorable factor for the evolution of the disease. During the experiment no patient has seen his condition worsen.

Given these results french researchers now call the launch of new placebo- controlled studies to better determine the value of supplementation in patients . However until such studies does not seem to be any reason not to treat vitamin D levels in the blood abnormally low .

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