by Priya Nath Mehta
There is a person I have read about who has had juvenile osteoporosis leading to as much as six fractures in a year at the young age of 16 or so. I had tried to advise her to take large doses of Vit D up to 50,000 IU per week or more. But she said that her doctors prescribed 2000 IU per day and they said it was OK.
They said it was OK because her Vit D blood test shows an "optimum" range with no deficiency.
I wrote back and told her that what is considered the optimum range is widely debated between the conventional doctors who are very conservative about giving Vit D, and the Vit D experts like those on Dr. Cannell's site, and yourself who would have a different opinion.
I still think for as something as serious as juvenile osteoporosis a dose of Vit D of 2000 IU per day is too low. She says she has plenty of sunshine and so the possibility of being deficient in Vit D is low. But then I think that maybe the sunshine is not making that much Vit D.
What would you consider to be the optimum blood levels for Vit D for a case of juvenile osteoporosis? Dont optimum levels vary from one disease to another? Cant optimum level requirements be much higher for juvenile osteoporosis? I believe the conservative doctors who have starved the population of Vit D over the years would say that 30-60 mg/L is enough for optimum levels. What would you say?
Your opinion and knowledge is supreme.