Where is the information that Inflammation Therapy is "funded by" manufacturers of olmesartan ? Would love to read that ! Do you have a link ?
And if we're considering vested financial interests, it would be most pertinent to know how many research departments, including in our universities are funded by those benefiting from "vit D" sales, irrespective of the HARM careless supplementation of this might do, and is INCREASINGLY reported as doing !
As it is, this prohormone is ONLY available as an OTC "supplement" because of a historical MISTAKE in its classification - were it to be correctly RECLASSIFIED today, it would become a prescription item, rather like another prohormone we know well on here: thyroxin or T4.
Those who believe ONLY measuring T4 levels is ADEQUATE in getting sufficient picture of thyroid hormone levels ( - and T3 does NOT matter at all) CAN be forgiven for thinking similarly that it is ONLY calcidiol levels that matter to ADEQUATELY assess "deficient" levels in ALL of the population (in ALL circumstances) - as MISGUIDED as that IS from the KNOWN science ! ! !
For consistency, if with thyroid hormones T3 is important ( - at least in some specific cases) then by the same, SCIENTIFIC analogous reasoning, so are CALCITRIOL or 1,25(OH)2D levels . . . . which sadly, to OUR detriment are practically NEVER measured in the UK. To OUR detriment - says the KNOWN science.
Could it be the "vested interests" viewpoint is an unnecessary DISTRACTION given the KNOWN biochemistry in this case ? ? ?
Note also (from p.25 of the link to which you refer):
"Amer, M.D., an assistant professor
in the division of general internal medicine at
the Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine, says “People taking vitamin D
supplements need to be sure the supplements
are necessary. Those pills could have
unforeseen consequences to health even if
they are not technically toxic.” "
" . . . . COULD HAVE UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES . . . . " Amer, Asst. Prof !
"BEWARE all who would consider "vit D" supplementation on advice based on the standard "vit D" or calcidiol test ALONE" is what the known SCIENCE clearly says (to me, as well to others FAR more qualified to understand this science) - and to you ? ? ? Pity the majority of the UK medical profession remains WHOLLY unware of this basic biochemistry ( - a situation MUCH worse than GPs being unwilling or "unable" to measure T3 levels, but VERY analogous to it ! ! !).
Best wishes - we'd better all TAKE CHARGE of our own health ( - sadly too many "professionals" are failing us, the evidence suggests quite convincingly, on THIS if NOT other issues !)
Interests: No known financial or other interests in sharing the above views, which I believe are 100% scientifically verifiable and validable. 100% (One hundred percent !).
What on the other hand is the SCIENTIFIC evidence FOR supplementing advice with "vitD" based on the result of the standard calcidiol test ALONE ? Any that hold-ups to reasonable scrutiny ? ? ? Would LOVE to see it ! ! ! Would LOVE to see it VERY SOON ! ! !
2nd April 2016