mrtmeo wrote:It is my understanding that if we consume calcium that it will lower PTH, but in order to keep the calcium in our bones, we need to keep our calcium in the 9's mg/dL.
Is there a minimum of calcium intake per day?
It is hard to talk about a minimum intake of calcium per day - for 2 reasons:
- Each person is different (genetic factors, gender, height, age, weight, disease, etc.
). Moreover, maybe a person ''X'' needs 150k/d3 to drop his PTH level to the lower range and a person ''Y'' needs only 35k/d3 to do the same. In this case, each one has different resistances to vitamin D3. So, their PTH levels change in a different way. Which means, that their calcium intake cannot be standardized even if they have the same disease and similar physical characteristics.
- As their PTH reacts in a different way to vitamin D3 the same thing could happen with calcium intake. I mean, their PTH levels can change in a different way in a response to the same amount of calcium.
All the calcium adjustment is made with exams. On the first appointment, the doctor prescribes a low-calcium diet. After a while, he/she analyze her exams to check if she needs to lower even more her calcium intake or take more calcium.
mrtmeo wrote:I emailed Coimbra and hopefully, he isn't too busy to respond.
Are you sure that you have contacted directly with Coimbra?
I'm asking because there are 5 or 7 doctors in his clinic and all of them prescribe the protocol. Only this clinic had 4,500 patients until august 2016. My brother could not start the protocol with him because he has a lot of patients.
Or maybe he is seeing only the more severe cases. But I do not know for sure.