"Dr. Mehmet Oz was on Oprah in the fall and he said to be sure you're taking D3 (cholecalciferol), not D2. He added that you are not getting the correct D in most dairy, as it is supplemented with D2. He himself takes D3 and I *think* he said he takes 1500 IUs a day".
Yes, I red that there will be a trial in Canada the coming years on 1000 IU a day for all participants. Vitamine D3 is preventing cancer, they think. I take 1000 IUs a day, but I am not afraid of taking even more. I use cod liver oil containing D3, Vitamin E and omega 3. I am sure a use a big bottle a month :)
I live "on the top of the world", not far from the North Pole, we have no sun during 2 wintermonths at all. The sun is below the horisont then. It's dark, but luckily we have the cod in the North See along the coast of our beautiful country. Cod liver oil may be the best for IBD, both the omega 3, vit D and E is helping IBD. So they say.
Another think, a bit off topic, but anyway:
I still use LDN, low dose naltrexone. I am in remission since the first week I started to take it. It's such a small pill, only 4.5 mg's. I have not used anything else since mid september 2007. No cramps, no pain, no vomiting, no obstruction episodes, no red eyes, no bloating, and NO DIARRHEA........And it helps a lot of Crohnies that's visiting the yahoo.com forum lowdosenaltrexone.
If some are interested in learning more: register with one new emailadress where all emails on ldn will stay, and just stay as a lurker. Noone knows you have registered, noone knows you're there, and of course, if you want to pop in to ask a question, you're welcome to do that.
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have only used prednisone. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. LDN is super! I am now in remission ;-)
Post Edited (Skjura) : 1/22/2008 9:55:41 AM (GMT-7)