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Postby daverestonvirginia » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:56 am

I think it is great that they are performing this research. Being a big vitamin d supporter for years it is good to see all the positive study results which have been coming out as of late.
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Vitamin D status is associated with relapse rate in kids MS

Postby MSUK » Wed May 05, 2010 12:55 am

Vitamin D status is associated with relapse rate in paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1408
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Postby sage39 » Tue May 18, 2010 11:44 am

For about a year, I have taken 5000 units of Vitamin D daily and no problems so far. My levels have increased from extremely deficient to normal. My neurologist recommends Pharmax fish oil as a pure and Vitamin A-free alternative to cod liver oil. Remember, the liver is the filter for all of the yuck in the body - do you really want to eat that? Also, some of the neuros at the MS research facility nearby are recommending 10,000 units of D to their patients (supervised of course).
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Postby sage39 » Tue May 18, 2010 12:05 pm

My level was 7 and I have been taking 5000 units daily for about a year now with no adverse effects. At last check, my level was within normal range. I am fair skinned, blue-eyed and of Irish and Nordic descent so I appear to be genetically incapable of absorbing Vitamin D the old fashioned way. Although my 12 year old daughter is always outside in the sun, I decided to have her levels checked. Her level was 13 and I started her on 2000 units daily. Can't be too proactive.
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Postby civickiller » Sat May 22, 2010 10:36 am

like everyone else, my vitamin d levels were low, i am on a vitamin d pill. now its within range but on the lower side of the range. ive lived in hawaii all my life and am darker skinned, not to be racist but like a mexican darker skin color
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Postby jimmylegs » Sat May 22, 2010 11:13 am

in general, anyone with darker skin, older skin, higher proportion of covered skin, or sunscreened skin will have vitamin d3 issues unless the diet and/or supplement regimen makes up for suboptimal cutaneous synthesis.
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Vitamin D: hope on the horizon for MS prevention?

Postby MSUK » Mon May 24, 2010 10:04 pm

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The worldwide prevalence and incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) are on the increase.

The need for strategies to prevent this devastating disease is therefore greater than ever.

As highlighted in a Review in this issue of The Lancet Neurology, vitamin D deficiency might be an important modifiable risk factor for MS. This raises the question of whether population-wide supplementation programmes might be a reasonable prevention strategy.... [Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1334 ]
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Should Scotland introduce Vitamin D supplementation?

Postby MSUK » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:18 am

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When Ryan McLaughlin was 14 he found himself displaying symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Acutely aware of the condition as a result of his mother’s diagnosis two years previously, he was referred to Yorkhill hospital for tests.

Hoping to learn of a cure, he sought answers on the internet and came across research from Oxford University, highlighting the link between Vitamin D deficiency and MS.................

Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1334
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Postby tara97 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:01 pm

I cant say enough for D. as I cant say enough for calcium and the elctrolytes (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) and the hormones that support them D, PTH, cortisol etc. I dont think we loose control of our immune system. in fact it seems to be working too well but rather I had lost control of the of these electrolytes responsible for neutralizing immune responses. I dont think any of this would happen if we had contol of this and this is our pH balence. everywhere in this world we go, our immune system responds allowing us to adapt to environmental changes and stresses. this brings us to an acidic level which must then be neutralized and brought back up to the proper pH level 7. electrolyte homeostasis
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electrolyte homeostasis why D is important

Postby tara97 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:53 pm

www.mgwater.com/schroll.shtml
know that if you have control of electrolyte homeostasis then you have control over your immune system.
the hormone cortisol effect the sodium/potassium exchange
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Low sunlight linked to MS onset age

Postby MSUK » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:13 am

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Age of onset of multiple sclerosis was more than two years earlier in patients who lived in northern latitudes -- with reduced exposure to the sun in fall and winter -- during childhood, researchers found.

Low intake of vitamin D supplements was also associated with earlier onset, according to Joel Culpepper, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and colleagues............Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1334
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Vitamin D linked to poor learning performance in MS patients

Postby MSUK » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:49 pm

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A new study shows that serum vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor learning performance among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The research was presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 24th Annual Conference and the Third Joint Meeting of Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.

There is some evidence that vitamin D suppresses proinflammatory cytokines, and that low levels of these cytokines could contribute to MS. Other evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a role in cognitive function in older adults. Cognitive impairment is very common in MS, but few studies have examined the relationship between serum vitamin D and cognitive deficits in this population.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1334
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Re: Vitamin D linked to poor learning performance in MS pati

Postby NHE » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:07 am

squiffy2 wrote:There is some evidence that vitamin D suppresses proinflammatory cytokines, and that low levels of these cytokines could contribute to MS.


Is there a typo in this article? If vitamin D suppresses proinflammatory cytokines, then this should be good for MS. I would think that high levels, not low levels, would be a contributing factor to MS.

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FDA warns of too much infant Vitamin D

Postby zap » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:18 pm

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