VitamIN D3 How much to take????

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/29/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I really don't know? Im taking 10000 iu a day its been about 6 months now.
Im going to go get my blood test today because its about time and thats what they say to do.
Whats funny is some think that crohns is the map bug and the map bug is related to tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis was cured sometimes by people sunbathing way back when.
Im not cured but I dont have any symptoms of crohns.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I think 5000IU a day could be a happy medium....

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
10,000 is a high dose. Very high I think.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting information on D3 and toxicity...

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 12/29/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
go to labcorp and get your levels tested. they are supposedly a reputable lab for this kind of testing. it really is individualistic so just taking a dose without knowing your baseline could potentially be harmful if you take too much or of no use if you take too little. assuming one eats a standard western diet and doesnt get much sun in the summer time and uses a sunblock with an SPF greater than 8 and lives 30 degrees latitude or further away from the equator, im my professional opinion i'd recommend a starting dose of 2,000 IU/d (but remember i am not a doctor, although i know enough about general surgery to be dangerous).

vitamin D is fat soluble, so take it with some fat, ie whole milk/cream/yogurt or a spoonful or so of coconut oil. also vitamin D is good to take with calcium as it greatly increases the absorption of calcium.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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