The Vitamin Adherence IMPACT (P1)


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July 23, 2021

Joe Williams, PharmD., Brisson Drugs Inc

Pharmacy Owner Lumberton, North Carolina

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RxSafe Vitamin Adherence IMPACT Part One

Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. It is also known as calcitriol, ergocalciferol, calcidiol and cholecalciferol.

Should we really take vitamin D supplements? Is there a connection between low vitamin D levels and cancer? Are you even able to absorb enough from vitamin D supplements? What should our vitamin D levels be? Can adequate vitamin D levels reduce our cancer risk? Can we increase the absorption of vitamin D supplements?



“Should we really take vitamin D supplements? Are we even able to absorb enough from vitamin D supplements?"


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Studies & Resources Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency in US adults.

Taking vitamin D with the largest meal improves absorption and results in higher serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Circulating Vitamin D Levels and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women.

Plasma Vitamin D Concentration and Survival in Colorectal Cancer: Potential Confounding by the Systemic Inflammatory Response

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and survival in colorectal and breast cancer patients: systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D and survival in women with ovarian cancer.