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    Default Lupus Patients May Benefit From Vitamin D Supplements

    A new clinical study published in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy provides preliminary evidence that vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation o...

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    Thank you! That is interesting - I know a lot of us have found that supplementing makes us feel better - now maybe we know WHY.

    I wish they had talked about how much supplementation you need to see the benefits.

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    This is some very useful information! Thanks!
    Living with Lupus Nephritis is not difficult but just a challenge.

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    A person should have doctor monitoring of Vitamin D levels though, cause too much causes lots of other troubles. Excess does not "leech" from your system...
    "There but for the grace of God, go I."
    "... His mercy endureth for ever."

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    Mine tested low once. I took 50,000 IU per day for three months. I've taken 1000 IU per day of D3 ever since. My multi has D3 too.
    My D levels haven't been tested again for over two years, so I hope that it's still good.
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    If your thyroid gets checked by a competent doc, then your D is probably getting checked also. There's several other cases (brain is blank at this time) where they should automatically check your D also (electrolytes??)... It's supposedly hard to "overdose", unless you do that 50k level for over 3 months. I'm now back to taking 5k a day and *still* test low...
    "There but for the grace of God, go I."
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