I have multiple sclerosis and as Dr.Giovannoni, the recommended daily dosage should be 5,000 as recommended by you.
Do you recommend specific vitamin tablets?
Do you recommend how frequent we should check our vitamin levels?
I am currently on http://www.vitabiotics.com/neurozan/plus/ and http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/seven-seas-platinum-cod-liver-oil-60015874 – should this suffice?
Thank you for such great information!!
The brand of vitamin D supplements we recommend is Biotech Pharmacal. They make vitamin D3 in a variety of doses ranging from 1,000 to 50,000 IU. We have personally tested their product and found their listed ingredients and dosage to be very accurate.
For most healthy adults, 5,000 IU/day is enough to reach the health levels of 40 to 60 ng/ml and maintain them there.
However, since you have a previously diagnosed condition, it is best that you work with your doctor to find a dose that is safe and effective in raising and maintaining your levels in the healthy range.
One of the VDC members once said the below in a blog and you may want to investigate this.
Ashtatara says: October 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm I know that MS can be reversed with high doses of vitamin D3. It is time you start listening to Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra in Brazil. He has treated people with autoimmune diseases since 2003. He believes it is unethical to do double blind placebo-studies because people can loose their eyesights and be severely disabled. I am one of his patients and I do not understand why the medical community does not listen. Dr. Coimbra deserves a Nobel prize!!!! The documantary has English subtitles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erAgu1XcY-U. People are getting their lives back! I am so angry because it really is the way to cure MS and other autoimmune diseases – and it is with doses that is individual. He has developed a protocol. You should all be ashamed for not listening to him and all of us who are his patients. Please make sure you take all of the co-factors listed at “Vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals” especially magnesium! http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/