Vitamin D helps prevent prostate cancer

Monday, September 10, 2012 by: PF Louis
Tags: vitamin D, prostate cancer, prevention

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Slowly, studies within conventional medicine's research facilities support what alternative and holistic practitioners have known for some time: Vitamin D3 helps prevent and cure disease, including cancer.

A recent example was offered from research by D.T. Marshall with the Medical University of South Carolina using 52 low risk prostate cancer patients taking 4,000 units of D3 daily for one year. Most of the 240,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer have low risk prostate cancer.

The mortality rate for prostate cancer is very low, and the cancer industry has exhibited a growing awareness of the lack of necessity for drastic early interventions, such as radiation or surgery, among low risk prostate cancer patients.

So they've been looking into monitoring low risk prostate cancer with "watchful waiting" before doing anything with a nasty, long-term side effect potential, which is actually all conventional medicine can offer. Watchful waiting demands regular visits for testing.

The Gleason score index combines a numerical rating of how many cancer cells are observed in a needle biopsy tissue sample and a numerical rating of those cells' aggressiveness and patterns. The two are combined for a final score.

How the study was done and its result

The 52 men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer according to Gleason scores were monitored every two months for one year as they took 4,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3 daily.

Soft gels of 400 IU each were administered and monitored for adverse effects. None were detected at the 4,000 IU daily level. Prostate specific antigens (PSA) tests were performed every two months. Both before and after the one year study all 52 men had biopsies done to determine their Gleason scores.

The PSA scores were not influenced much at all. But PSA counts are not considered reliable by even everyone in the cancer industry. A high PSA count can be from other glandular conditions, such as an enlarged or inflamed, prostate gland.

At the end of the year; however, 55 percent of the men had experienced a lower Gleason score, five percent had no change, and 34 percent showed higher Gleason scores compared to the beginning of the year.

This was a decent result with an insufficient study

The researchers hailed the use of 4,000 IUs of vitamin D3 daily as significantly higher than the official RDA (recommended daily allowance) of 400 IUs. Many NaturalNews readers know up to 40,000 IUs of vitamin D3 can be tolerated daily for a short duration. (

Most who supplement vitamin D3 take closer to 8,000 to 10,000 IUs daily. The study's report didn't observe the D3 serum levels of the low Gleason scoring patients.

Few who use vitamin D3 get their D3 serum levels up to a therapeutic threshold, which can be determined by a 25(OH)D serum analysis. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, conventional medicine's standard maximum level for 25(OH)D testing, 20 to 30 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) is substandard.

He recommends maintaining an optimal level of over 32 ng/ml, with 50ng/ml to 70ng/ml being optimum. Therapeutic levels of D3 are 70ng/ml to 100ng/ml. (Mercola D3 levels, source below)

Above 100 ng/ml may lead to vitamin D3 toxicity. So here are two research suggestions that would have probably had better results than the one reported here.

Using the 25(OH)D test, determine which D3 daily dosing achieves at least 50 ng/l D3 serum levels while shooting for higher numbers for each individual. Then ensure that the study subjects are on decent diets eliminating sugar (cancer's primary food) and processed foods with toxic sweeteners and additives.

Quite possibly many would have had even their low risk prostate cancers eliminated. (

Sources for this article include:

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.

Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...


Now Available at

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...


Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...


Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at

Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.