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Hello people! I hope that someone could help me out. I have crohns disease and other funky stuff happening to my body. I´m very overweight 120kg, doing a fast soon, but first 1-2weeks of only fruit. I´ve always been in the lower level of my bloodtest for vitamin D. When I first tested I was below normal I believe around 50nmol/L and then I got a period of UVB-therapy and bumped up to over 100nmol/L. But the doctor who sent me to the UVB-therapy in the first place stopped the treatment. She also started to question the fact that vitamin D would help my crohns, which one of the worlds foremost gastroent. told me, since it´s intracellular capacity etc. And now recently I´m at 73-75nmol/l and want to bump it up and keep myself over 100, hopefully 150ish since I have IBD. With everything in mind and the fact that I might not get the UVB-therapy again, what supplement would be the "best" most easily absobant for people like that have a damaged gut? I´m not sure it´s of interest, but I read something regarding vitamin d, kalcium and kidney stones. I actually have problems with kidneystones. I have a couple of very small ones that the hospital wont treat.

Asked by  sir.clausin93182600 on January 30, 2017

  •  sir.clausin93182600 on

    See title

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  •  IAW on

    First there is a lot of information (studies) that show us that a lack of Vitamin D (low levels) is involved in Crohn’s disease. https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/. Second taking Vitamin D does NOT cause kidney stones.
    Here at the VDC we promote maintaining a “healthy” vitamin d level of 50ng/ml which translates for you to 125nmol/l. It usually takes a 150lb person taking 5000 iu of Vitamin D a day to achieve this goal. If you weigh more though, you have to take more. If you are already in a disease state then you may want to maintain a level of 80-100ng/ml which for you is 200-250nmol/l. This means you would have to take 20,000iu of Vitamin D a day because of your Crohns and weight, to put you in a higher range.
    So your question was “which is more absorb-able for people with gastro issues”? An oral vitamin D “spray” is best or a sunlamp, if you do not think you can absorb it properly thru your gut. I have so far only seen oral sprays come in 3000iu. So for you that would mean not one “spray” but “7 sprays” a day. So there is a “cost factor”.
    Dr. Cannell once said “that the prevention of kidney stone is easy; just alkalize the body by increasing the magnesium and potassium in the diet.” You should read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/ it is very important. Many people are magnesium deficient and Vitamin D uses a lot of magnesium to process things. Now if you have intestinal issues you need to proceed cautiously if you want to supplement.(Do NOT use magnesium oxide.) I know for some IBS people it can make things worse if they take too much.
    Now if you want to try and convince the doctor to continue UVB treatment, maybe you can print off and show her the above information on “inflammatory bowel conditions.” If she will, then maybe you want to try both the UVB and “some oral spray” since the “period of treatment got you to 100nmol/l” and I am suggesting you need higher levels.
    A little while back the VDC upgraded their website. I was also going to give you a “doctor” handout that may have helped but the link is gone. I will contact them and see if they can find it. You may want to check back over the course of at least a week to see if I can post it for you.
    If you have more questions, just ask!

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  •  hlahore@gmail.com on

    Crohn’s has been proven many times to be treated by Vitamin D.
    Here are a few of about 15 studies of Crohn’s at VitaminDWiki

    Crohn’s disease treated by 2000 IU Vitamin D – RCT June 2015
    – – http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=6639

    Crohn’s disease helped when vitamin D level raised above 30 ng – RCT Feb 2015
    – – http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=6250

    Crohn’s Disease patients normalizing their Vitamin D levels decreased risk of surgery by 44 percent – Aug 2013
    – – http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=4372

    Also: Overview Gut and vitamin D
    – – http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=8024

    Bio-emulsified drops doubled vitamin D levels – Dec 2010
    There are at least 4 types of vitamin D which are gut-friendly and are not much more expensive than regular vitamin D. (far less expensive the sprayed form)
    – – http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1252

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