I have multiple sclerosis and have been taking 2000 iu a day vitamin D, plus 15 mins walk in the early afternoon sun. I also eat salmon two times a week. I live in South East England. My vitamin D level is now 112, it was at 23 when I was first tested two years ago. Should I be aiming to get the level higher? thanks.

Asked by  Preston Elene on June 7, 2015

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  • Preston Elene
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    Helen is the 112 measured as ng/ml or nmol/l? Have your MS symptoms improved at all over the last two years?

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  • Preston Elene
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    nmol/l. thanks

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  • IAW
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    So 112 nmol/l is equal to 44 ng/ml. At the Vitamin D Council we promote a level of 50ng/ml (125nmol/l). Most people can obtain that level by taking 5000 iu a day.
    If you did not have a disease already, I would say take a little more Vitamin D to get your level a little higher but it is really good compared to what it was when you started. Since you do have MS you may want to aim higher in the range. The upper end of the range is 100ng/ml or 250 nmol/l. It is safe to take an upper level of 10,000iu a day. There is a doctor in South America that is having success with high amounts of Vitamin D and MS patients.
    I am not a doctor or scientist, just a member of the VDC. If it was me though, I would take a higher amount and see if it changes any of my symptoms. Hope this helps! More questions just ask! Make sure you keep up the walks outside. Sunshine may also have benefits beyond Vitamin D!

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