Posted 3/30/2014 8:00 AM (GMT -6)
I never checked my Vit D levels before 2011. At that time, they were in 20s, and I was in the middle of vicious flare cycles. I started supplementing 2000 IU of Vit D since then. I am super religious with Vit D. It increased slowly and now hovering around 68. Glad to say, that I am doing really good since mid of last year.
I have been reading a lot of papers regarding Vit D. Some touting benefit, and some saying it doesn't make a dent. Over the last 2 years, the number of Vit D articles connected to inflammation I have read are just too many to count. And now, I am reaching to the conclusion that it is probably THE vitamin where there is a lot of BS published.
In one of the article, the author discussed the whole issue pretty well (Don't remember the article, most likely some kind of meta analysis). The author suspected that Vit D is reducing pro-inflammatory agents by reacting with them and hence inactivating them. Thus the level of Vit D reduces. Essentially, a result of inflammatory processes in the system, instead of low Vit D levels causing inflammation.
Honestly, it is baffling. My bad, I did not keep meticulous notes when I was researching this. It never occurred to me that there could be so much of BS.
Wondering if anyone else checked this stuff. If yes, what do they feel? Is Vit D causing inflammation or the levels are low, because it is controlling inflammation?
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC.
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Butyrate 2-3 caps, Vit D 2000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Folic acid 1mg. Canasa
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