I have lived with AFIB for 15 years. Unsuccessful ablation. Multaq and amiodarone not working well. Diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency 10 weeks ago. Dr. prescribed 50,000 units one time per week for 12 weeks. within 3 days AFID decreased; I have enjoyed 75% LESS AFIB episodes in the 10 weeks I have been on mega dose of Vitamin D. I know I can't stay on 50,000 units per my Dr. I know there seems to be NO correlation between Vitamin D and decrease in AFIB – but it is the ONLY explanation I have. Any information about this OR about how much Vitamin D I can safely take on a maintenance dose schedule after mega dose is done would be appreciated. Thank you

Asked by  elainesylvia71670900 on May 5, 2015

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    First I need to ask if the 50,000iu a week is D2 or D3? It is very important to know which one. It is better for humans to take D3 and not D2.
    Second there is a correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and AFIB. The heart is a muscle and muscles need Vitamin D to work properly. (So your instinct is correct!)
    Third 50,000iu translates into roughly 7200 iu a day. It really is not a mega dose. This website exists because research has now realized that humans need thousands of units a day to function properly and avoid diseases. So the Vitamin D Council recommends 5000iu a day to reach a blood level goal of a minimum of 50ng/ml. If you cannot reach that blood level with 5000iu then you should increase the amount. The 5000 iu will get most average weight people to the 50ng/ml.
    You should also read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/ it is very important. Magnesium is really another thing you need and between that and the Vitamin D you may “cure” yourself.
    I hope the doctor is going to “retest” to see what your level is! Also science has proved that up to 10,000 iu per day is safe to take but most doctors do not know this. Any more questions just ask. By all means give us an update, we like to hear success stories.

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