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Unread 12-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #81
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Default New (?) website extolling large daily doses of vitamin D3 to prevent, and TREAT, PD

I'm newly-diagnosed and quite interested in this large-dose approach to vitamin D therapy.

Among a large amount of other content, the site includes a 2010 article from Harvard University citing, with apparent approval, and for broad-spectrum health, a daily dose of 10,000 IU vitamin D3 along with balanced "cofactors". On an ongoing basis!

PD is specifically covered and there is even a "prediction" of substantial improvements in symptoms following 3 months of daily dosage at 10,000 IUs!

Any comments or experiences to share?

Apparently, Psychecentral rules prohibit references to linked sites until a member has posted 10 times ... and this is only my first!

Thanks!!
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Unread 12-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #82
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I have a friend with MS for 27 years, had taken Vitamin D3 without any noticeable effect a few years ago. She is now taking it, but with the addition of Vitamin K, and is looking good, much better than she has been for years. I only learned this a few days ago, so do not know the rationale behind the addition of Vit K, but will find out and post. I may try this myself, especially if I can make some headway with V B12 issues which are plentiful right now.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #83
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Vitamins K2 and D3
When supplementing with vitamin D, your body's ability to absorb calcium is greatly enhanced. Since many people already receive a good amount of calcium through diet - with some people supplementing calcium in addition - an optimal vitamin K intake is essential when supplementing with vitamin D.


Vitamin K-dependent proteins in the body act as potent inhibitors of vascular calcification. So adequate vitamin K will help to ensure calcium ends up in bone where it belongs, instead of calcifying various soft tissues. 27 28 29 30 31

Bone health benefits from both vitamin D and K as they work together, aiding in proper bone formation and maintaining bone density. 5 32 33 34 Both BMD and bone mineral content (BMC) have exhibited significant and sustained increase. 35 36
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Thanks, Olsen, That is exactly the reason she gave me, but I forgot. She said she can feel the difference with it.
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And thank you for bringing the need for Vitamin K2 administration with D3 to my attention. I remembered high dose Vit D could result in kidney stones, that Vit D mobilized Calcium leading to these stones, though I did not know Vit K2 would help prevent this. My husband developed kidney stones after taking a second dose of 50,000IU of Vit D3. He continues to take a much smaller dose of 2,000IU/day. I will now add Vit K2 thanks to your post. madelyn
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Unread 12-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #86
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I do a liquid supplement of Calcium , Mag, zinc and D and also take and A & D supplement gel cap and get as much sunshine as possible
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #87
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spoken like a TRUE surveyor mapping out the lay of the land !!!
Rick: Any further exploration - as of 13.02.2013 - of Vitamin D3 + co-factors as effective PD therapy?
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And thank you for bringing the need for Vitamin K2 administration with D3 to my attention. I remembered high dose Vit D could result in kidney stones, that Vit D mobilized Calcium leading to these stones, though I did not know Vit K2 would help prevent this. My husband developed kidney stones after taking a second dose of 50,000IU of Vit D3. He continues to take a much smaller dose of 2,000IU/day. I will now add Vit K2 thanks to your post. madelyn
I think K is found in abundance in kale...which Dr. Wahls eats copious amounts of. Someone told that kale is a "goiteragen" unless cooked well (kinda hard to eat otherwise), so watch for that.
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As an adjunct to vita D therapy, what's the recommended dosage of vita K? And does it matter which form -- K1 or K2?

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