Vitamin D supplements

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broomhilda
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   Posted 2/4/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Did anyone read the post re: Vitamin D on the homepage which had a link to an article in it?
Interesting article.  I also read in a medical journal somewhere recently (sorry I can't remember which one) that cholesterol goes up in the winter due to the lesser amounts of Vitamin D in our bodies.  It said that the higher cholesterol in this case was a normal response.  I didn't know that! 
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


EMom
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   Posted 2/5/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
This one? "Vitamin D Deficiency Study Raises New Questions about Disease And Supplements" That is an interesting article!

I really wish this kind of thing didn't happen, but it always, always does. I remember it with vit. C, vit. E, and scary warnings about vit. A. Now D.

More studies, please...
EMom
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.


njmom
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   Posted 2/5/2008 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting article. But it seemed far fetched to claim heart disease has not decreased despite vitamin D supplementation. Heart disease has not decreased due to many factors, such as trans fats.
 
Furthermore, is it a bad thing for vitamin D to suppress the immune system when Crohn's patients are taking so many meds to...suppress the immune system?
 
This article is useful because it shows how complex nutrition issues are. But we will stick with the vitamin D3 supplements because we know it is needed to help absorb calcium, because you can't get enough sun at this time of year in New Hampshire, because it seems to have a role in protecting against cancer, because my daughter's PTH rises above normal otherwise, and because other researchers believe vitamin D deficiency might predispose people to chronic disease like IBD.  
 
 
  

broomhilda
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   Posted 2/6/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Good post njmom! I have the same question about D & suppression of the immune system. If it's working for your daughter, by all means, stick with it! For now, I'll still try and reap my 20 mins. per day of sunshine. Jury is still out on suppleemental D for my situation.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


nikki0294
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   Posted 3/2/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
NJMOM,
I want to supplement with vit D because my levels on my last cbc showed them just making the normal range. Is there a type of Vit D you have bought that seems to work. Also how many milligrams do you get?

Thanks
Chris

nikki0294
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   Posted 3/2/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
NJMOM,
I want to supplement with vit D because my levels on my last cbc showed them just making the normal range. Is there a type of Vit D you have bought that seems to work. Also how many milligrams do you get?

Thanks
Chris
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