Strong bones need Vitamin D
Over the past several years, numerous studies have been conducted indicating that Vitamin D is an important part of ensuring strong bones. via WisInfo
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#1 Mar 16, 2008
I have recently been put on 50,000 units of Vitamin D the doctor said I needed it because it was very very low. Also I have been having cramps & joint pain & she thinks it is because of my Vitamin D being so low. Does this sound right.
#2 Mar 24, 2008
Yes, it sounds right. When people get older their skin is not able to absorb very much vitamin D from the sun, and multi-vitamins do not contain enough vitamin D to do much good. Even many younger people get much less sun than formerly.
Over 2 years ago I started taking 2,000 IU vitamin D daily. I had been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and also, I was crippled with severe arthritis in one knee. After several weeks on vitamin D, my knee was much improved. In 13 months I had another DEXA, and I had gained 6% bone density in my spine and 2% bone density in my hips.
As for the 50,000 IU vitamin D, I had a friend who was recently also prescribed that much for muscle pain. She said it worked. However, I wouldn't recommend anyone taking that much for more than a week, unless under a doctor's care, as only 2,000 IU daily worked wonders for me. However, I am a small person, so it might take 4,000 IU daily for a larger person to achieve the same results. A person taking more than that should have calcium levels checked every few months, so be sure the levels don't get too high, as vitamin D enhances calcium absorbtion in the intestines. If a person is getting sufficient vitamin D, it probably isn't necessary to take a lot of extra calcium, and if a person is very low in vitamin D, calcium supplementation won't help much.
#3 Mar 2, 2012
Yes.Vitamin D is good for the bones however you should not rely on that.Consult your doctor.You might be suffring from other types of bone diseases. Doctors usually prescribe fosamax but be careful because this drug has been a subject of fosamax lawsuit because of the rising incidence of fosamax femur fracture. http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
#4 Apr 30, 2012
Of course, vitamin D is really essential. But we have to understand that too much can also be bad.
#5 Sep 13, 2012
Alongside calcium, vitamin D has been long known with its crucial role in helping sustain and maintain health and strong bones. It may help a great deal in preventing osteoporosis in later life, and possibly help one avoid the unnecessary health problems or side effects from osteoporosis medications like Fosamax. Related material at http://www.fosamax-lawsuit.net may be of great help.
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