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Unread 05-20-2009, 06:33 PM
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Default Vitamin D and IBD

Vitamin D has been implicated in a broad range of physiological functions including IBD. Levels tend to vary inversely with latitude ( as perhaps does the incidence of IBD as well). A large percentage of North Americans are estimated to be deficient.... which is more realistically defined as blood levels below 45-50 nanograms per ml rather than a particular dosing level. (A number of proponents suggest that > 4000 IU vitamin D per day are safe and may be requires to attain those values.)

What is your understanding of recommendations for IBD -ers... in general and while bleeding and recovering from a flareup?

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Steve
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Unread 05-20-2009, 06:45 PM
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Hi, Steve.

Jini's recommendations are:

2,000 IU Vitamin D daily for fair-skinned individuals
3,000 IU Vitamin D daily for people with a medium complexion
4,000 IU Vitamin D daily for people with naturally dark skin

I take 2,000 IU daily and I believe that Jini takes 4,000 IU daily.

During the summer, I only take a 2,000 IU capsule every other day, as I'm out in the sun a fair bit during the good weather and generally don't wear sunscreen.

I really don't have the knowledge to say with surety whether it would be advisable to take 4,000 IU Vitamin D daily if you're in a deficient state. If it were me, I'd be comfortable taking the higher dosage, even though I'm very fair-skinned - but only if I was also having my blood levels checked with regularity, so that I could scale back right away on the dosage as my levels became higher. Too much Vitamin D is as problematic as not enough.

I'll also ask Jini to comment on this for you.

All the best,
Nicole
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Hi Steve,

I would think you'd be safe at 4,000 IU per day for a year or so, then get it checked. Mercola has instructions on his site for exactly how to get your vit.D levels checked: www.mercola.com - just use the search function on his site.

The Orthomolecular Medicine site is another good source of info:
http://www.orthomed.org/

take care.
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