Vitamin D Offers No Protection Against Osteoporosis, New Research Finds

MBST to treat Osteoporosis

Vitamin D is renowned for its health benefits, but according to a new study it won’t offer any protection against osteoporosis. The vitamin has been cited as aiding in several health conditions, yet this new research shows it may not be as beneficial as you might think.

The findings, published within The New England Journal of Medicine, show vitamin D supplements don’t protect against osteoporosis or bone fractures. Here, we will look at what the research found and whether patients should be ditching vitamin D supplements.

Understanding the latest research

The ancillary study to the VITAL trial (Vitamin D and Omega 3), had almost 26,000 participants in the US. These included men over the age of 50 and women over the age of 55. Researchers aimed to identify the effects of Vitamin D supplements on various conditions compared to a placebo.

It was discovered that high doses of the vitamin didn’t protect against osteoporosis or bone fractures in older adults.

Are vitamin D supplements a waste of time?

The latest findings have led researchers to urge providers to stop screening for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, as well as recommending supplements to prevent major diseases. However, some experts argue that limitations in the study need to be considered.

For example, the study included generally healthy patients who didn’t have Osteoporosis. Additional research on those that do, alongside those with vitamin D deficiencies, should be carried out to provide a more accurate idea of whether the vitamin has any potential benefits.

Overall, taking vitamin D supplements won’t do any harm provided patients are sticking to their recommended daily intake. However, they may not be as beneficial for strengthening the bones as previously thought.

The importance of seeking proper treatment

While the latest research may come as a blow to those who use vitamin D to prevent Osteoporosis, help is available. For those who do develop the condition, MBST is an effective treatment option.

Not only does MBST relieve the pain and stiffness caused by the condition, but it also helps to regenerate the cartilage. Using electromagnetic energy, it encourages new cartilage growth, slowing down the progression of the disease.

Treatment is painless and it doesn’t present any serious side effects. It is carried out via an MBST machine and can be used during any stage of Osteoarthritis. However, it does tend to be more effective in patients who are in the early stages of the disease.

To find out if MBST could be an ideal treatment for your Osteoporosis, book a consultation with MBST London now. He will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the treatment, and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.