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    Default High dose of vitamin D3 (10,400IU/day) may correct body's immune response in MS

    A small study (40 participants) of people with MS taking 10,400IU of vitamin D3 daily for 6 months seems to have shown promising results, according to an article in the December 30, 2015, online issue of Neurology:

    http://www.aan.com/rss/index.cfm/getfile/AAN_3066.mp3
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    In a study that is more simple than the high powered drugs are, I don't see why they did not do two with one study focusing on Secondary Progressive.

    Anyway, it is interesting. Also, interesting to me, I just this week upped my D3 to 2000 I.U. per day.
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    The MS Center that I go to has us on 5000 iu of D3. They first checked our levels. Mine barely bumped after 6 months but you have to be careful as it is not water soluable.

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    I've been on 5,000IU a day for several years now. The level hasn't been checked in a while because it became normal after a few months on the 5,000IU dosage.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has been shown to boost immune systems for many years. Here at BT, we had an "expert" on Vitamin D3. I think he has a blog. And I can't recall his name now. I was convinced to start taking Vitamin D3 for my RA and for bone health, and it's been a good friend to me all of these years.

    Jim and I were taking Twin Labs D3, until they stopped making it. It was fish-free (we're vegetarians) and water soluble.

    We searched for an alternative and found Whole Earth and Sea Vitamin D3:

    http://www.wholeearthsea.com/product/vitamin-d3/

    What I learned from that search is that most Vitamin D3 is made from lanolin. The Whole Earth & Sea Vitamin D3 is made from lichens. Since it's plant based, we feel good about taking it. And we find it to be effective. We take 2,000 iu/day, along with 800 iu in our "healthy aging" multivitamin (which is likely derived from lanolin).

    Most people are deficient in Vitamin D, because it isn't naturally occurring in our food. Milk and other dairy products, or cereals, might be fortified with Vitamin D. But that's not enough to boost our immune system on a daily basis.

    The best source is the Sun, of course. But to benefit, we have to bare much of our skin and not use sunscreen, limiting exposure to about 15/20 minutes early morning or late afternoon. Folks, who live in the Northern Hemisphere have a lower level of Vitamin D3 than those who live in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It is possible to have too much Vitamin D3. I recall Abby here on the MS forum, who was quite ill after taking a very large amount of Vitamin D3 over a long period.

    It's probably a good idea to have Vitamin D3 levels taken every few years, more often, if you're experiencing health issues.

    Be Well!

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    Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has been shown to boost immune systems for many years. Here at BT, we had an "expert" on Vitamin D3. I think he has a blog. And I can't recall his name now. I was convinced to start taking Vitamin D3 for my RA and for bone health, and it's been a good friend to me all of these years.

    Jim and I were taking Twin Labs D3, until they stopped making it. It was fish-free (we're vegetarians) and water soluble.

    We searched for an alternative and found Whole Earth and Sea Vitamin D3:

    http://www.wholeearthsea.com/product/vitamin-d3/

    What I learned from that search is that most Vitamin D3 is made from lanolin. The Whole Earth & Sea Vitamin D3 is made from lichens. Since it's plant based, we feel good about taking it. And we find it to be effective. We take 2,000 iu/day, along with 800 iu in our "healthy aging" multivitamin (which is likely derived from lanolin).

    Most people are deficient in Vitamin D, because it isn't naturally occurring in our food. Milk and other dairy products, or cereals, might be fortified with Vitamin D. But that's not enough to boost our immune system on a daily basis.

    The best source is the Sun, of course. But to benefit, we have to bare much of our skin and not use sunscreen, limiting exposure to about 15/20 minutes early morning or late afternoon. Folks, who live in the Northern Hemisphere have a lower level of Vitamin D3 than those who live in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It is possible to have too much Vitamin D3. I recall Abby here on the MS forum, who was quite ill after taking a very large amount of Vitamin D3 over a long period.

    It's probably a good idea to have Vitamin D3 levels taken every few years, more often, if you're experiencing health issues.

    Be Well!

    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Wasnt Ed Hutchinson?

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    Ted, I think, Gary.

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    Bingo!!

    http://www.nursingtimes.net/edward-h....publicprofile

    I remembered that he was from the UK, but I thought his name was Ted.

    Here's a link to his blog spot, where he is known as Ted:

    http://vitamind3.blogspot.com/

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    What was the controversy over Ted's posts?

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    Rose, I don't recall very much about Ted Hutchinson but he was a frequent poster on several BrainTalk forums, including the MS forum.

    And if you look at his Website, you find out nothing but his name and location. Does he have any particular credentials that make him especially knowledgeable about health matters? If so, I can't find any mention of them.

    Maybe I'm completely wrong. If so, I hope someone will set me straight. But I ran across this old thread from another BT forum:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/...d.php?t=101726
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth Mother 2 Angels View Post
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    Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has been shown to boost immune systems for many years. Here at BT, we had an "expert" on Vitamin D3. I think he has a blog. And I can't recall his name now. I was convinced to start taking Vitamin D3 for my RA and for bone health, and it's been a good friend to me all of these years.



    Jim and I were taking Twin Labs D3, until they stopped making it. It was fish-free (we're vegetarians) and water soluble.

    We searched for an alternative and found Whole Earth and Sea Vitamin D3:

    http://www.wholeearthsea.com/product/vitamin-d3/

    What I learned from that search is that most Vitamin D3 is made from lanolin. The Whole Earth & Sea Vitamin D3 is made from lichens. Since it's plant based, we feel good about taking it. And we find it to be effective. We take 2,000 iu/day, along with 800 iu in our "healthy aging" multivitamin (which is likely derived from lanolin).

    Most people are deficient in Vitamin D, because it isn't naturally occurring in our food. Milk and other dairy products, or cereals, might be fortified with Vitamin D. But that's not enough to boost our immune system on a daily basis.

    The best source is the Sun, of course. But to benefit, we have to bare much of our skin and not use sunscreen, limiting exposure to about 15/20 minutes early morning or late afternoon. Folks, who live in the Northern Hemisphere have a lower level of Vitamin D3 than those who live in the Southern Hemisphere.

    It is possible to have too much Vitamin D3. I recall Abby here on the MS forum, who was quite ill after taking a very large amount of Vitamin D3 over a long period.

    It's probably a good idea to have Vitamin D3 levels taken every few years, more often, if you're experiencing health issues.

    Be Well!




    Love & Light,

    Rose

    I remember the vitamin D3 advocate who used to post here. He used to remind us that we really need to be nude to get the vitamin D3 that the sun can give. And the sun was the best way to get it!
    He was from England...an older gentleman...I can almost remember his name...

    Also, thanks for the vegetarian D3 supplement information. That is important to me too.

    Linda
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