There seems to be confusion here over how much D3 to take, how much is toxic ,ideal levels, timing, etc.
has a lot of material at our site which addresses these issues and furthermore all articles are referenced to peer reviewed medical journals. We also have material, both in text and in Webcast formats, from one of the world's foremost experts on vitamin D, Dr. Vieth.
DIRECT-MS is also financing two ongoing research initiatives. Overviews of both are found here
In particular, the study entitled A Dose/Safety Study of Vitamin D for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
, once completed should quell any misconceptions about how much is too much. Keep in mind your friendly neighborhood GP or neurologist will most likely have a poor knowledge of vitamin D toxicity.
A nice start for your knowledge base of MS and vitamin D can be read here
PS I don't think taking a large hit of vitamin D will accelerate your serum concentration. I believe your body will stil need 1 to 2 months to convert any intake, be it from UVR exposure or supplements, to the therapeutic internal hormone.
Direct-MS produces information booklets on various aspects of multiple sclerosis. These booklets are listed below and a PDF of each one can be opened and downloaded by clicking on the title.
Alternately we can mail you a hard copy of any of the booklets. Just write or email us and let us know which ones you would like sent to you. Don’t forget to include your mailing address. There is no charge for this service.
Booklet #1 [I]Take Control of Multiple Sclerosis
This booklet discusses the main causal factors of MS and, with this information as a guide, it lays out our recommendations for nutritional strategies to help control MS.
Booklet #2 Protect Your Family from Multiple Sclerosis
This booklet emphasizes the high risk for contracting MS of first-degree relatives of persons with MS. It discusses the causal factors of MS with special emphasis on vitamin D deficiency as a primary cause. Finally it demonstrates that adequate vitamin D can likely prevent MS in most cases and provides a recommended supplementation regime.
Booklet # 3 Multiple Sclerosis: The Alberta Disadvantage
This booklet demonstrates that the province of Alberta, the home of DIRECT-MS, has by far the highest rates of MS in the world: Prevalence 340/1000,000; Incidence 20/100,000.
Data and arguments are provided to support the argument that the main reason for the “MS Epidemic” is that all the main causal factors are present in Alberta, with low vitamin D supply being especially problematic.
We have found that a Voiced PowerPoint presentation (‘Webcast’) is an effective way to communicate the science and the recommendations for nutritional strategies for controlling MS and preventing it in the first place.
The latest presentation is Prospects for Vitamin D Nutrition
. The discussion is narrated by Dr Reinhold Vieth of the departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.
Dr Vieth addresses the topics of:
Vitamin D and Human Evolution
Clinical relevance of higher vitamin D intakes
Toxicology of Vitamin D
The second webcast is entitled Preventing Multiple Sclerosis
and is the second in a series of web casts regarding nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis. The focus of the Prevention presentation is how MS can be easily, safely and inexpensively prevented by focusing on protective factors. This is a must see for those people with MS who have children.
Our first webcast, Nutritional Strategies for Controlling Multiple Sclerosis,
addresses similar issues. It presents the probable causes of MS and how to effectively control those elements. A review of the protective factors and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle is also covered.