Studies related to Plasma Vitamin D and Lactobacillus reuteri

Oral Supplementation With Probiotic L. Reuteri NCIMB 30242 Increases Mean Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D: A Post Hoc Analysis Of A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 127
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 30-44, 45-64
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 2.9x10^9^ CFU of _l. reuteri_ NCIMB 30242 twice daily for 13 weeks in hypercholesterolemic adults was able to significantly increase circulating vitamin D concentrations by 25.5% relative to baseline while a decrease occurred in the placebo group.

There was individual differences in the increase (with some subjects not responding), and it appeared that subjects that had larger increases in serum vitamin D tended to have lower C-reactive protein concentrations at baseline.