Muscles starve/waste in the absence of vitamin D

As turns out, yet again, vitamin D is far from being the simple “bone vitamin” as most TV/online commercials would have us believe. It is actually a (seco)steroid and has already been implicated in a host of metabolic and immune process affecting virtually every disease. Recently, I posted a few studies demonstrating that vitamin D … Read more

Niacinamide + pyruvate may treat glaucoma (human study)

Some excellent results from a human clinical trial. Namely, a combination of 3g niacinamide and 3g (calcium) pyruvate daily demonstrated significant therapeutic effect in patients with already established glaucoma. I can’t access to actual study link on JAMA, but I suspect the mechanism of action is, again, improved bioenergetic state with niacinamide raising the NAD/NADH … Read more

Vitamin B1 and/or biotin may treat Huntington Disease (HD)

As some of my own studies with cancer recently demonstrated, vitamins are no laughing matter when it comes to their ability to treat very serious conditions. This seems to be especially true in regards to the B vitamins, which are required co-factors for most of the metabolic reactions inside our organisms. The study below adds … Read more

Aging is an energy deficiency problem, taking cardiolipin may reverse it

Yet another study demonstrating that “aging” is nothing but a phenotype characterizing an organism with declining energy production. Since most of the cellular energy is produced in the mitochondria, another way of stating the same is that aging (and any specific disease for that matter) is a mitochondrial dysfunction problem. Conversely, reversing that energy/mitochondrial deficiency … Read more

COVID-19 is an energy deficiency disease

Yet another seemingly non-metabolic disease turns out to be nothing but energy deficiency in disguise. Apparently, the SARS-CoV-2 virus selectively disables so-called complex I of the electron transport chain (ETC), and as such the overall OXPHOS process. Such inhibition is known to reliably increase the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which is known to … Read more

Mitochondrial dysfunction may be the cause of anemia

Despite anemia being a pretty common condition, I still don’t think medicine has a good idea what causes anemia (putting aside the more obvious reasons such as chronic bleeding and dietary iron deficiency). In one of the KMUD interviews Peat opined that in his opinion true¬† iron deficiency anemias were rare and the anemias characterized … Read more

Vitamin D deficiency impairs muscles by lowering energy production

Perhaps this study below will put some of the arguments against vitamin D supplementation to rest. It demonstrated up to 40% reduction of energy production in the muscles of animals deficient in vitamin D, in spite of unchanged number/size/density of mitochondria inside the cells. In addition, it demonstrated decrease in lean mass in the deficient … Read more

Metabolic (energy) deficiency may be the cause of Parkinson Disease (PD)

The dogma that PD is just a simple dopamine deficiency manifesting in genetically vulnerable individuals is quickly becoming untenable. It is well-known among clinicians that administering dopamine precursors such as L-Dopa, or selective dopamine agonists such as pramipexole has limited therapeutic effects for PD patients and invariably become ineffective after a few years of use. … Read more

Niacinamide as treatment for scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)

Yet another “incurable” disease has been demonstrated to be nothing more but energetic deficiency in disguise. According to mainstream medicine, scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis) is an incurable chronic, autoimmune, progressive, fibrotic disease that attacks virtually all organs and can lead to significant disability and even death if it affects some of the more … Read more

Reduced pyruvate and/or increased lactate drive heart failure

I just did a post on the role of reduced glucose metabolism, lower pyruvate/NAM/NAD and elevated lactate in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. Just minutes later, another study popped up in my newsfeed. Namely, a study that demonstrates the exact same metabolic disturbances as the main drivers of heart failure. The study below demonstrates that heart … Read more