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High-dose vitamin D ?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Aubry, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Aubry

    Aubry

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734680

    Background:
    Vitamin D has been shown to be related to autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and psoriasis. Correlations have been reported between vitamin D levels and prevalence and severity of other autoimmune disorders, and also between vitamin D therapy and disease improvement and remission.

    Case Report:
    This is a case report of a patient with severe and refractory myasthenia gravis (MG) who followed a “high-dose vitamin D treatment”, a massive-dose treatment (80 000 to 120 000 IU/day) promoted by a medical center in Brazil (but still not proven), and she had her first complete remission after this type of treatment with increased vitamin D serum levels (400 to 700 ng/mL).

    Conclusions:
    This case report may reinforce the reported correlation between vitamin D level and disease severity and introduces a possible new use for vitamin D as a potential target for treating autoimmune diseases. We recommend large, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized studies using high-dose vitamin D treatment for refractory autoimmune diseases to reliably assess this pharmacotherapy target for these diseases.
     
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  2. AdamS

    AdamS Senior Member

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    @gregh286 may be interested in this. I think he saw significant benefits from a high dose (25,000 ui approx) Vitamin D regimin.
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    gregh286 Senior Member

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    yes i still take 25k daily.
    its interesting.
     
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  5. PatJ

    PatJ far and free I gaze

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    Have you reduced the calcium in your diet to avoid absorbing too much?
     
  6. gregh286

    gregh286 Senior Member

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    No. For 2 reasons.
    I am only on 1/4 of the coimbra recommned dose.
    Second..didnt or dont each much calcium anyway.
     
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