Can vitamin D supplements reduce asthma and allergy symptoms?

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Dandelion123
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   Posted 4/12/2017 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Can vitamin D supplements reduce asthma and allergy symptoms? If so, what dosage, brand, etc. did you use and for long before you started to notice positive effects?

Thank you.

straydog
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   Posted 4/12/2017 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Dandelion, I have not heard of this so I cannot answer your question. However, before taking supplements you should check with your dr & while you are there ask to have your vitamin D level checked. If a person takes too much vitamin D toxicity can set in & you really want no part of that. It affects the kidneys & other things.

Take care.
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eat2bwell
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   Posted 4/13/2017 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Get your vitamin D level check with a blood test and if you are low take a supplement to get your level to a healthy level. That is the only way to find out.

Alcie
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   Posted 4/13/2017 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Your body makes it's own vitamin D if you just get out in the sun 15 minutes or so a day. It's spring now in the US, shouldn't be hard to get out a bit.

From what I've read, and I'm no doctor, 10,000 IU a day is toxic.

I haven't heard of vit D for allergies, but it does help your skin get rid of bruises that don't go away on their own. (My spouse used to have heme brown spots from bumps which went away when I got him on 2000 IU daily for a few weeks.) I don't know of any scientific studies regarding allergies, and forum opinion certainly isn't scientific!

Get tested for deficiency, simple blood test. I am low most of the time, don't go outside enough, take 2000 IU in summer, 4000 IU in winter. If I do get out in sun for a good time I don't take any that day. Your body doesn't store D. Study I read said that for every 10 units of measure (don't remember what that was) you are low in blood, you need 100 IU of D in capsule or pill daily. (You should be able to search that one.) I was at about 18 (in winter), needed to get up to 50 or so.
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