Last reply 10 years ago
Vitamin D

Hi all. Does anyone take Vit D supplements? I’ve heard from another MSer that it has really helped them. It’s taking 5000iu’s worth per day which is way, way, way over the RDA. Thoughts? Ta, Kevin

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kiki
10 years ago

There is a definite connection between the lack of Vit D and MS – that’s why the incidence rate is so high in Scotland and Northern Canada, lack of exposure to sunshine. There’s a doctor in America who gives this dosage to MS patients by injection and claims it works in reducing relapses. I believe it and definitely feel better when the weather is better. I have occasionally took supplements, but not that dosage. I try to get as much sunshine exposure when I can!


djdsouza
10 years ago

From my own experience with taking Cod Liver oil tablets (with vitamin D) or Fish Oil tablets (without vitamin D) and noticing the difference in my health I can definitely say there is a difference! My next test is to try taking two cod liver oil tablets per day!


ghada
10 years ago

anyone tried a light box as a source of vit D, i am wanting to buy one but not sure which an dhow long do you need to sit infront of it


zialoker
10 years ago

I take vit D supplements i think it helps. Also with sunlight you only need about 20 mins of sun each day to get your dose. I have a light box and it definitely halps with SAD but I am not sure that it will give you your VitD dose as i think you may need UV possibly


ghada
10 years ago

hi where did you get your from? is the one set up with an alarm better?x


supersmileygal
10 years ago

I was recently told by a neurologist that taking Vitamin D was too late for me as I already have MS. Studies prove there is a connection – for example, those in Scotland are 10 times more likely to have MS than in Brazil. I don’t see the harm in taking it but I’m not sure there will be much to see according to this chap I saw.

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