Member’s spotlight: chronic respiratory infections and colitis

Posted on: September 14, 2016   by  Vitamin D Council

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Dear Vitamin D Council,

I used to teach preschool, and in spite of our beginning of the year ongoing lessons about hygiene for the kids who would sneeze, cough in my face, etc. I would come down with some virus or bacterial infection every three weeks or so. When my doctor finally told me that I had a low D3 level according to the newer standards, I immediately upped my vitamin D3 uptake to 2,000 IU, then later to 5,000 IU daily, and then very gradually over several months, went up to 10,000 IU.

I stopped being sick altogether. Wow what a relief!  Outside of being lazy at one point and not taking my D3 for about four days, I then got one swollen gland for one day, I have not have any type of infectious illnesses for six years now. Totally amazing!

My other story is that I have microscopic colitis with colitis attacks every few months that were miserable. I don’t even want to go into details here, but there was a lot of pain, and a lot of time spent inside the bathroom. At one point, I was put on powerful antibiotics which knocked out my good bacterial flora. I got a painful case of candida. When I finally went on vitamin D3, my colitis went away and has never returned.  I hear at higher doses of vitamin D3, there can be tissue/bone/joint remodeling, and I am “almost” looking forward to my next colonoscopy to see if there is any trace of the microscopic colitis left in the colon tissue to the degree that I am actually cured of this malady.

Vitamin D3 has changed my life!!!

Thank you,

Beth – Silver Spring, Maryland

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