My Vitamin D Level is 22 and I have MS

by Mark Bryant
(Denver, Colorado)

My Vitamin D Level is 22 and I have MS...What does that mean?

He also told my wife to get some vitamin d supplements (vitamin d3 at 2000 units) to be taken daily.

What the doctor didn't know is that I have Multiple Sclerosis.

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You Have MS and your doctor does not know that?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Mark,

So, my first question is, "How is it that your doctor doesn't know that you have MS?" The first thing to do would be to tell your doctor that you have Multiple Sclerosis- that is, AFTER you finish reading the page Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D first.

Then, addressing your levels, a level of 22 ng/ml is pretty low, but it's not HORRENDOUSLY low. Having said that, are you aware that there is plenty of evidence that low vitamin D levels actually could have CAUSED your MS in the first place, so it seems practically criminal that no one has checked your vitamin D levels before now!

Especially, as you'll read on the Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D page, people with MS received the most benefit from Vitamin D when their levels were around 100 ng/ml. But if you are to get your levels that high, you need to be getting regular vitamin D blood tests to check them.

Whether or not you choose to use Vitamin D Therapy as an agent to help your MS or not, 2000 IU's of Vitamin D is not NEARLY enough to even CORRECT your Vitamin D Deficiency!

Be sure to read the page on Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency and you'll see that the 'standard' is to give about 50,000 IU's per week, which is about 7000 IU's per DAY. So, your doctor telling you to take 2000 IU's per day is completely arbitrary on his part and has no basis in science and will not correct your deficiency.

Also, make sure that any supplements that you take are Vitamin D3. Taking 50,000 IU's per week of High Quality Vitamin D3 Supplements is a much better strategy for you, Mark.

And yes, you can take 50,000 IU's all at once, once per week, there is no reason to take one pill per day, unless that it what you prefer.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

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