Vitamin D and ALD: Guys, I have a question... - AMN EASIER

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Vitamin D and ALD

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Intensor

Guys, I have a question - which of you tested for vitamin D? What are your indicators? There is information that this vitamin is not absorbed in people with ALD, and if you take high doses, it can be dangerous.

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Please provide evidence. I only know of it with ALS thanks

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Intensor in reply to AussieBob

I am interested in this issue. I know a whole family with ALD who are vitamin D deficient.

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AussieBob in reply to AussieBob

Oops a whole family???

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Intensor in reply to AussieBob

Yes, two women - a mother and a daughter, a son with AMN, and three boys.

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AussieBob in reply to Intensor

I am not disbelieving you. I am simply amazed that all those mentioned have symptomatic ALD

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AussieBob in reply to AussieBob

She certainly lost the genetic lottery

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Intensor in reply to AussieBob

So I'm trying to figure out which of our group may have a vitamin D deficiency.

I have a deficiency. AMN and Addisons, age 62. My doctor tested me for it. As I recall it can be low when you don't get enough sunlight. The benefit stated was bone density maintenance. I take 1 a day, 2,000 IU. Don't think this is an unusually high dose.

I also was Vitamin D deficient despite getting plenty of sun since I live in Texas. I take 2500IU a day with no ill effects for the last 6 years. It has helped my mood and that has all I have noticed.

I too, have a vitD deficiency. As well as VitB Complex.

I take 5000 to 10,000 international units per day. That is not even a high dose. 1000 is what an infant requires.

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I've been taking 50,000 iu once monthly, then at least 1,000 iu daily. With this my Vit D levels are within the normal range.

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AussieBob in reply to jolocny

Thanks

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