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Post by jimmylegs » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:34 am

i notice you said it yourself above, px - it took a year and a half on 5,000IU per day. on 50,000IU per day for 10 days i got mine from 72 to 149 nmol/l. i could probably do 25,000IU per day for 5 days to get a similar boost, at this stage. maybe i will try that out this spring.
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Post by patientx » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:53 am

Oh, I thought you were quoting the USRDA (400 IU/day) as the maintenance does, and maybe added a zero. I see what you mean now.

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Post by jimmylegs » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:12 am

hi ya no, the rda is rda-iculous
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Post by Vhoenecke » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:02 pm

I take 20 000 IU a day, I have finally reached normal D levels actually they are low normal. I will not listen to doctors that say no more than 2000 a day. A person needs to get D levels tested in their blood. Take care and have a great day.

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Post by jimmylegs » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:55 am

i find zinc REALLY helps your body absorb the D3 intake. taking zinc made a massive difference. i have to take much less D3 than i used to have to take before, now that i sorted out my zinc. good stuff NHE!

vho, do you take any zinc? i used to be in your shoes, had to take 50,000IU/d for 10 days to get from 72 to 149 nmol/L.

tried it again after fixing my zinc status and after 8 days on 50K IU i shot up 170 nmol/L (ie from 103 to 271) instead of the 50 or 60 i was expecting (wanted to be in the 150s/160s).
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Sunlight may play role in Multiple Sclerosis risk

Post by MSUK » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:23 pm

When and where people are born may affect their odds of developing multiple sclerosis, according to researchers who found that children born in the early summer months in the Southern Hemisphere are more likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those born in early winter.......

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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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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