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wjgregg
3 months ago

Dear @watsoncraig,

I saw that same article. It was on the “Must Stop MS” twitter feed. A post by Dr. Brandon Beaber. The good thing was that it concerned a mouse study where they were given 75,000 IU/kg per day. So, stay off the cheese and you should be ok!

Cheers

Jon


watsoncraig
3 months ago

@wjgregg here was me fancying some roasted 🧀
At 75000 iU/kg I would be taking 4875000 iU per day


cameron
3 months ago

My understanding is that 11,000iu daily is the upper limit, because more than that risks damage to internal organs, however that you cannot overdose on vitD obtained naturally through sunlight .


chezy17
3 months ago

I’m also wondering this as I have had back ache since end of December, I was taking 8000ul a day for over a year and I was having extra calcium because I thought it lowered calcium levels. I’ve just had my levels checked and waiting for them, I’ve read that it can affect your kidneys?


cameron
3 months ago

@chezy17, yes I think that too much vitD supplementation does affect the kidneys. I don’t know about calcium levels but I also take vitamin K, on the advice of my dentist. He says that vitK ensures that the vitD reaches the bones and that it’s helpful as a preventive for osteoporosis. He says the evidence for this is so strong he can’t see why it’s not routinely prescribed along with vitD.


beshrp1
3 months ago

@watsoncraig- I take 2000 out D3, 600 mg calcium, and 650 mg magnesium. I notice my mood is calmer….


cameron
3 months ago

My neuro told me that the optimum vitD dose for MS is 4,000iu daily but because there’s not a 4,000iu single tablet/capsule on the market , the once-a-day 5,000iu is fine. I’m lucky enough to get it prescribed after the neuro wrote to the GP saying I should be taking it. Worth a try?


melaniemann
3 months ago

[email protected], I downloaded a book called Multiple Sclerosis and (lots of) Vitamin D by Ana Claudia Domene, and some of the case studies were taking up to 40,000iu a d as day but the start off dose they recommend, especially in the UK with limited sunshine in the winter, at least 10,000iu per day but also to get your Vit D levels checked.
I started taking 10,000 per day but didn’t have my levels checked until 9 months later and the results have come back as being ‘too high with a risk of developing issues with my kidneys if the levels continue to be so’ and to make an appointment with the doctor to discuss the levels going forward, which I have yet to do.
So advice is to have a blood test to see where your levels are at BEFORE you start to taking extra Vit D supplements.
I have taken a multi vitamins and minerals daily supplement tablet, which includes 1,000iu, for about 35 years now and also an Omega 3 oil tablet too. Maybe this has and will always be OK at this level? I will find out this week.

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