Any one heard of vitamin"D" deficiency causing Multiple Sclerosis.

    Our oldest daughter is a victim.Very interested in any input.

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    From the Mayo Clinic:

    Several studies have suggested that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect and lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Other studies suggest that for people who already have MS, vitamin D may lessen the frequency and severity of their symptoms. More research is needed to assess these findings.

    When a person has MS, his or her immune system attacks the coating that protects the nerve cells. Research suggests that a connection between vitamin D and MS could be tied to the positive effects vitamin D has on the immune system.

    The link between vitamin D and MS is strengthened by the association between sunlight and the risk of MS. The farther away from the equator a person lives, the higher the risk of MS. Sunlight is the body's most efficient source for vitamin D — suggesting that exposure to sunlight may offer protection from MS.

    The Institute of Medicine recommends 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D a day for adults ages 19 to 70. The recommendation increases to 800 IUs a day for adults age 71 and older.

    FF says: Most people do not get enough vitamin D. However, too much D is also toxic. 2000 iu's per day is proven safe. I wouldn't take more than that, even if your doc says it is ok to do so.

    Vitamin D deficiency may cause a multitude of dieases that you could get because of that fact. I have heard even cancer. Vitamin D cannot hurt you, and as a precaution I take three 1000 mg caps a day plus what D is in my calcium, plus what I may get from the sun. Better safe than sorry I always say.

    Thanks masonswife7.Really looking for answers relating to the MS that our daughter has.
    I have Multiple Slerosis and it wasn't caused by a vitimin D deficeieny. It just happened when I hit 30 years old. I am 63 now. I take vitamine D every for my bones so they don't break in my old age.
    According to Web MD people taking high-dose vitamin D suffered 41% fewer relapses than the year before the study began. There are quite a few articles on Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D if you search for them.

    Thanks,black3.I am researching.Tommy

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