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Old 02-02-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Vitamine D and lung health

Here is a little article on vitamine D and asthma. This is the only one
I have bookmarked but I rember seeing one that was talking about COPD
saying that having your vitamine D in the upper healthy range realy helped
the progression of COPD. But vitamine D is one of the vitamines that you
need your DR. to check because it can become toxic at higher levels and
it looks like what is a good amount for me to take may be far to much for
someone else. And this is a fairly cheap test.


Vitamin D May Ease Asthma
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Is there a vitamin that is just Vit. D? I've looked & only see Vit. D3 which gives me heart palps.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Here's something that my hubbie's nutritionist just explained to me and maybe it will help. In the normal body, sunlight activates the body to make vitamin D3 which is sent to the liver which converts it into vitamin D25, sent to the kidneys which convert it into vitamin D125. All forms of the vitamin D are required by various functions of the body. In times past, we were only able to supplement with a general type of vitamin D and with recent discoveries, they have refined it to D3 which is the basic building block of the vitamin. In persons who have a kidney malfunction, they are unable to use D3, so they must use a form of D1, which is converted to D125 by the liver...and they are using megadoses of the D3 which actually help to improve kidney function. My endocrinologist has upped my D3 dosage to over 1000 iu's and both of us are feeling much better. It really helps.

I know all of this is technical and probably doesn't really answer your question except that vitamin D3 is the start of this whole process and is necessary to proper bodily function.

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Old 03-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
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OOPs...forgot to mention the he has COPD and I have a touch of emphasema and the vitamin D3 has helped both of us. At the worst, DH couldn't walk 50 feet without having to stop and gasp a while. Now, he can travel quite a distance (for him) and doesn't have to stop, let along take time to just breath.

Also, our research has shown that the first thing the body reaches for to fight off infections, etc, is the vitamin D...if there isn't enough to create the antibodies, then it can't stave them off.

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I will be increasing my intake of vitamin D tablets. Those I don't have to cut or crush yet... Thanks for the information.
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OOPs...forgot to mention the he has COPD and I have a touch of emphasema and the vitamin D3 has helped both of us. At the worst, DH couldn't walk 50 feet without having to stop and gasp a while. Now, he can travel quite a distance (for him) and doesn't have to stop, let along take time to just breath.

Also, our research has shown that the first thing the body reaches for to fight off infections, etc, is the vitamin D...if there isn't enough to create the antibodies, then it can't stave them off.

Mary in SoCal
How many units do you and your husband take per day? I also have emphysema
and am hoping that vitamin D3 will slow the progression.
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