TB & Vitamin D
How You Can Successfully Treat and Prevent TB Without
Vitamin D is the answer. But you need a lot more of it than what the FDA recommends. One study showed a 100% cure rate by giving patients 10,000 units of Vitamin D a day.
Two new studies have linked vitamin D to the successful prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB).
The first study determined that vitamin D is key to the molecular mechanism that the body employs to fight tuberculosis. White blood cells convert vitamin D into an active form that helps make a protein that kills tuberculosis bacteria.
In the second study, Indonesian scientists compared the effect of vitamin D versus a placebo on almost 70 tuberculosis patients for some nine months. Treating tuberculosis patients with 10,000 units of vitamin D daily versus the much smaller amount (400 units) usually advocated by conventional medicine led to a 100 percent cure rate.
The best form of Vitamin D is being out in the sun with your skin exposed. The sun actually causes your body to produce Vitamin D. Since you cannot get Vitamin D in large quantities in nature.
The best form of supplement for Vitamin D I have found is the Standard Process Cataplex D. It is the whole vitamin, not just the pieces. It also contains all the co factors needed to absorb Vitamin D and utilize it properly in the body.
For more information on Standard Processes supplements go here.
Science February 23, 2006
Acta Med Indones January-March 2006; 38(1): 3-5
Forbes.com February 23, 2006