While this study was done in EAE mice, it presents an alternative to steroids that might have longer term benefit as well as avoid some of the side effects of high dose steroids.Cece wrote:http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.com/2013/08/clinic-speak-serious-adverse-events.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FWvYVL+%28Multiple+Sclerosis+Research%29
grandsons4 wrote:Squeakycat, Hi: My son has an appointment with an LLMD in two weeks to discuss the pros and cons of being empirically treated for Lyme. I read the article you're refering to, thought "Wow" and, after help from jimmylegs as to what to research, decided to recommend to my son that he should consider supplementing with both cholecaliferol and calcitriol. Apparently, calcitriol is available only as a prescription. Do you know if this is correct? He's going to discuss this with his LLMD; calcitriol appears to be potent stuff. We only produce about 0.5 to 1 mcg per day, and 10,000 IU of D3 is 250 mcg.
grandsons4 wrote:Sc, thanks. My thinking on calitriol concerns the research being done on the genetic component regarding MS and vitamin D metabolism. Suppose all is well and good up until the point were production of calcitriol commences. Would exogenously supplying calcitriol benefit someone who may have trouble producing their own? One of the reasons I've considered this is that D3 (the precursor, as you noted) was ineffective in the referenced research when administered alone.
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