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Lupus Dosage

Posted by S on 03/13/2008

Q. Is it o.k. to increase 2000 i.u. to 6000 i.u instead of taking the 20,000 i.u of vitamin D per day? I am currently taking low dose chemotherapy from lupus with 7.5 prednisolone

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Most doctors used about 20,000- 40,000 i.u. alone of vitamin D3 to treat osteoporosis and rickets in a child, but commercially supplements sells only within the RDA guidelines and then it becomes a great divide between what doctors use and what supplements companies give. A human body produces 10,000 i.u. of vitamin D in the sun for a couple of hours, and our caveman ancestors produced about 10,000 mg of vitamin C a day before we lost the genes to produce that and now are taking RDA levels at 25-50 mg of vitamin C. Therefore any dose below that makes sense since that is not an overdose if I based the figures on what doctors are actually providing. Low dose conventional medicine is quite often the safest way to approach anything because most often patient get sick or side effects, which I do know might not come from the medication, but from taking a very high dose as the prime reason for much of the side effects. Most people with lupus will opt to take prednisolone, which I think is quite helpful if taken along with alternative medicine supplements especailly with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day and 1/4 teaspoon of borax in one liter of drinking water as the prime remedy for lupus. The other important additon I found is to add 30 drops of 3% H2O2 in a one liter drinking water with some 1/8 teaspoon of xylitol to prevent certain fungus inside the body from forming colonies.If someone do not like xylitol, than other polyol alcohol is ok or similarly such as d- mannose, but for me this is needed in higher amounts such as 1/2-1 teaspoon added in per liter of drinking water.