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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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!

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!

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

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

10 years ago

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

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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