Vitamin D3 Or NOT? Which is better I am so confused

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KeepHope
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   Posted 11/4/2008 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Do we need it or not?
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Post Edited (KeepHope) : 3/8/2009 12:23:02 AM (GMT-7)


Razzle
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   Posted 11/4/2008 3:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My opinion is that getting Vitamin D25 and D1,25 levels checked BEFORE supplementing would be a good idea, that way you can find out if you need to supplement (i.e., if both D25 and D1,25 are low) or not (if D25 is normal and D1,25 is high). If both are normal, you must be getting enough from your diet/supplements and I wouldn't change anything related to Vitamin D supplementation. Again, all this is my opinion, based on the few things I've read about the Marshall Protocol (severe restriction of Vitamin D to treat Lyme & other infections), and about Vitamin D. My opinion is also that Vitamin D2 is a waste of money - I took D2 supplements for a long time and they did absolutely nothing to raise my Vitamin D level.

I hope this helps...take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


ticker
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   Posted 11/4/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   

I believe if someone is deficient in Vitamin D3, they should take it.  Low levels can cause many problems.

From what I know about the Marshall Protocol, I do not agree with it. 


Razzle
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   Posted 11/5/2008 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
KeepHope said...
Thanks for the info. I realize the marshall protocol is something that does say reduce vitamin D.
But there are many doctors testing for just vitamin D3 levels and prescribing dosages until your levels come up if low and beleve it is good to have them normal or even on the high level.
I am not sure what is correct and it seems to be opposite sides of an opinion that is confusing to me..

Most doctors get very little training about nutrition during their medical schooling.  You have to advocate for yourself and ask for both tests (D25 and D1,25).  Only then can you and your doctor sit down and have an intelligent discussion about whether or not you need Vitamin D supplementation.
 
Just my $.02...
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).


phsinvent
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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
It is rather obvious how much worse lyme surfers are in the winter versus the summer. I think a lot of this has to do with the vitamin D connection.
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