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Vitamin D Therapy and Kidney Stones...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Loretta,


Well, there are a couple of different issues here. First of all, taking 1000 IU's of Vitamin D will NOT bring your Vitamin D Level up. In fact, even the 1400 IU's from the Vitamin D Supplement AND your multivitamin are likely to MAINTAIN your Vitamin D Levels at your currently extremely low Blood level.

You should take a look at the Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page to see the type of dosages that you will need to take to bring your Vitamin D Levels up to the 'optimal' levels as outlined on the Normal Vitamin D Levels page.

But you are worried about getting another kidney stone. However, there is virtually ZERO evidence that Vitamin D would have anything to do with you getting another kidney stone. While Vitamin D toxicity CAN increase blood calcium levels, there are thousands of people walking around with high Blood Calcium Levels that don't get kidney stones and people who get kidney stones don't often have high blood calcium levels.

So, the reason that people get stones is not because they have too much calcium or too much vitamin D or whatever, but because the calcium that they DO have in their blood remains in CRYSTAL form and does not go into SOLUTION. And Vitamin D has nothing to do with that.

But a few things DO have to do with helping calcium crystals go into solution.


1) Citric Acid in Citrus Juices

2) Potassium/ Magnesium Citrate supplements

3) Vitamin B6

There is much research on kidney stones and the above supplements and you can read more about it on the Preventing Kidney Stones page.


However, ANYTHING that you decide to do always has risks and you should speak to a clinician or doctor who can do urine testing to monitor whether you are creating more or less oxalate crystals to see if what you are doing is improving your condition or putting you at risk.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Me, too!
by: Kim

About 1 1/2 years after I took Vitamin D (a megadose RX from my doctor) I also had a kidney stone. I was passing one and a CT scan showed I had two more in my kidneys! This was in December of 2009 and in the summer and December of 2010 I believe I passed two more. Hopefully those were the two they saw on the CT scan!

I rarely drink soda so I don't know what would have caused the stones other than the Vitamin D. My family does NOT have a history. In fact, my parents and 3 siblings drink a lot of soda (some up to 3 cans a day!) and they've never had kidney stones.

Please read my pages..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Kim,

The reason that people get stones is because the calcium that they DO have in their blood remains in CRYSTAL form and does not go into SOLUTION. While sodas can contribute to that, sodas are not the ONLY cause. MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY is probably the most common cause. Please read my page on Signs of Magnesium Deficiency page and I'll bet that you have at least a couple more of those symptoms outlined there.

A few other things also have to do with helping calcium crystals go into solution.


1) Taking Citric Acid in Citrus Juices Prevents Kidney Stones

2) Taking Potassium/ Magnesium Citrate supplements

3) Having adequate Vitamin B6

There is much research on kidney stones and the above supplements and you can read more about it on the Preventing Kidney Stones page.

You have set up a 'metabolic' situation in your body that is conducive to creating kidney stones and the way to change that is to change the conditions in your body that lead to them... avoiding sodas is only ONE way to change that, but what about OTHER processed foods such as sugar, grains, white flour, packaged foods, etc??


Those also set you up for the conditions that cause kidney stones to form.



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