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I was diagnosed with RA 5 years ago.I'm 40. I decided to go Holistic two months ago. I've started taking 10,000ui a day a few days and I feel a slight difference already. My question is, is 10,000ui D3 a day enough for aggressive RA or should I increase it? Also does anyone know if there a good vitamin d doctor in Dallas that understands the RA vitamin D link?

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Asked by  carnellwebb28526200 on April 22, 2016


  • carnellwebb28526200
     carnellwebb28526200 on

    See title

    Answered by  carnellwebb28526200 on

  • IAW
     IAW on

    If you have not already please read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/ it’s very important.
    The Vitamin D Council hopes to someday have a data base to put people in touch with doctors that will specialize or be very Vitamin D knowledgeable. Right now though, we do not.
    Please keep in mind, I am not a doctor or scientist. We know through studies and information, that to be healthy humans need blood levels of Vitamin D of a minimum of 50ng/ml. We know it takes most average weight people of 150lbs, taking 5000iu a day, to reach that. What we do not know is how much Vitamin D it might take a day to cure or send into remission a diseased state. Having said that we know the safe upper blood level of Vitamin D is 150ng/ml, the official safe upper limit to take is 10,000iu and you would have to take 40,000iu for several months before you “may” become toxic. We know that if too much Vitamin D is taken, that the fix is to stop taking it and stay out of the sunshine until your levels return to normal. There are “no” permanent side affects.
    Anyone who already has a condition or disease probably needs more Vitamin D “up front” and eventually less later on to maintain.
    Back in 2013 someone with RA wrote a letter to the VDC and said he had cured his RA after seeing a new doctor that prescribed 15,000iu of Vitamin D a day. He started feeling better within days and maintains on 10.000iu a day. He could stop his RA meds within a month of starting the D and actually had the RA for a minimum of 10 years.
    You can also read this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24494059. It was not RA but the study used 35,000 iu of Vitamin D a day.

    Answered by  IAW on