The Bizarre Link Between Vitamin D and MS

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edited January 2016 in News

Multiple Sclerosis article: The Bizarre Link Between Vitamin D and MSThe Bizarre Link Between Vitamin D and MS

Research has shown a connection between vitamin D and MS – the further you live from the equator, the more likely you are to have the condition.

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  • I take 5,000 IU a day, which keeps my levels right where my neuro likes them to be. I live in the Pacific Northwest which is not known for abundant sunshine! I can see where there could be a link.
  • KLTKLT Member
    My neuro advised me that MS patients can't synthesize vitamin D from the sun, which may be why we have low levels, I don't know. I just know that with the amount of California sun that I get, my levels are too low and I take a daily supplement of 8,000 IU's.
  • I started with 10,000 units per day and now maintain my level of Vitamin D on 5000 per day. Since I started taking D3 I have not developed any new leisions. I'm also on Copaxone 40mg 3x per week, daily B-12, Fish Oil and Estradiol. MS is unique to each person affected as no single treatment works for everyone. I feel lucky to have found what works for me. Diagnosed in 2007 after 13 years of missed diagnosis.
  • How did your dr.'s determine that you have MS?

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