Vitamin E improves ulcerative colitis in preliminary study

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mudua
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   Posted 12/1/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   

http://keithconnectsthedots.com/2008/11/02/vitamin-e-improves-ulcerative-colitis.aspx

Vitamin E improves ulcerative colitis in preliminary study

An article published in the October 21, 2008 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology reported the results of a study which found that rectal administration of vitamin E improves ulcerative colitis symptoms in men and women with mild to moderate forms of the disease. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for which current therapies fail to help approximately one-third of the patients receiving them.

Seyed Amir Mirbagheri and colleagues at the Amir-Alam hospital in Tehran, Iran enrolled 15 volunteers who were receiving treatment with oral drugs for ulcerative colitis. Participants were instructed to administer 8000 international units D-alpha-tocopherol by enema every night for 12 weeks. Endoscopic examination of the colon was performed at the beginning of the study, after the fourth week and at the end of the treatment period. Disease activity was assessed periodically throughout the course of the study.

After the second week, disease activity decreased and remained lower for the remainder of the study. All patients showed a significant response to treatment by the study's conclusion, including nine who experienced clinical remission. No worsening of symptoms or serious adverse events occurred.

Since oxygen free radicals are believed to play a dominant role in the development of the damage to the mucosa that occurs in ulcerative colitis, vitamin E's antioxidant property is likely a major mechanism involved in the study's findings. The vitamin also has an anti-inflammatory effect, as demonstrated by recent research.

"To the best our our knowledge, this is the first data on remission-inducing properties of vitamin E," the authors announce. "This study also confirms the feasibility and acceptability of rectal administration of vitamin E in patients with IBD."

"Based on our preliminary results vitamin E might show considerable promise as a new therapeutic modality for IBD," they conclude.

 


sadgirl1984
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   Posted 12/2/2008 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
which foods r rich in vit E?

WeirdBeard
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   Posted 12/2/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the idea is to put the vitamin E at the other end, so to speak. :)

This is good news to those of us trying the vit. E enemas.
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Asacol 9/day
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stopped: Cortenemas and fish oil


Probiotic
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   Posted 12/2/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It's ironic that the only studies showing efficacy for DMSO and Vit E enemas respectively come from Saddam's Iraq and today's Iran-- both unsavory regimes. However, that is all the more reason for physicians in these countries, who lack access to expensive drugs, to try cheap approaches and think outside the box, so at least it's something. JUst ordered a boittle of 120 capsules and hopefully next week will be popping them and trying the enemas again after some years.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since, allergic to all 5ASAs
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 17.5 15 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
TCM, Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, etc), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circuminboswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie
 
 
 


mudua
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   Posted 12/3/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotic said...
It's ironic that the only studies showing efficacy for DMSO and Vit E enemas respectively come from Saddam's Iraq and today's Iran-- both unsavory regimes. However, that is all the more reason for physicians in these countries, who lack access to expensive drugs, to try cheap approaches and think outside the box, so at least it's something. JUst ordered a boittle of 120 capsules and hopefully next week will be popping them and trying the enemas again after some years.

Iraq and Iran unsavory?
 
I know this is not a political forum but I cannot remain silent on this. I am a black South Africa who has been a victim of apartheid. The apartheid regimes biggest support came from your unsavoury US government. Your unsavoury government continous to support Apartheid Israel in the genocidal atrocties against defenceless palestinians. It is the unsavoury U.S government that has killed over a million defenceless Iraqi's.
 
It's time you you ask yourself why most of the people on the African, South American and Asian continents absolutely hate Americans.
 
 

rdm
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   Posted 12/4/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Mudua said...
It's time you you ask yourself why most of the people on the African, South American and Asian continents absolutely hate Americans.
   Yes, that must be why there is no interest in African, South Americans and Asians in emigrating to the USA.

mudua
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   Posted 12/4/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
rdm said...
Mudua said...
It's time you you ask yourself why most of the people on the African, South American and Asian continents absolutely hate Americans.
   Yes, that must be why there is no interest in African, South Americans and Asians in emigrating to the USA.
Yes a handful are emigrating to the USA.
 
But the majority of them hate Americans. Come to South Africa and witness it yourself

Probiotic
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   Posted 12/4/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hate America if you like, but neither Saddam's regime nor today's Iranian regime are beacons of Jeffersonianism. Blaming America for all the ills of the world is getting a bit old.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since, allergic to all 5ASAs
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 17.5 15 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
TCM, Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, etc), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circuminboswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie
 
 
 


suebear
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   Posted 12/4/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, and speaking of cheap alternative treatments, Russia uses rocket fuel as a chemotherapy drug. Not sure if I would take that.

Vitamin E might have it's benefits, but I caution those who use to MAKE SURE YOUR GI KNOWS YOU TAKE IT!!! Vitamin E is an anticoagulant and could cause excessive blood loss for those taking it.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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