Vitamin D


How Vitamin D Clears MS lesions and other Auto Immune Disorders

A deficiency of vitamin D either produced naturally from sun exposure or absorbed through the diet can lean to auto immune disorders.

A healthy person can produce 10,000 IU /daily with 15 minutes of sun exposure in the morning when the sun is safe. A patient with MS or any other auto immune disorder does not retain the necessary amount of vitamin D in the body. According to scientific research, vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone responsible for repairing and maintaining a healthy immunological system.

Patients with auto immune disorder need to take significantly higher hormone doses to achieve the levels normally produced by exposure to the sun. It is necessary to monitor the levels of vitamin D the patients have, as well as levels of Calcium for a neurologist or GP to be able to determine what the appropriate dosage of each individual will be.

The treatment has to be monitored every 2 months, to check levels of vitamin D and Calcium present in the urine as well as other blood tests from each patient.

After 6 months of treatment, most of patients noted remarkable improvements on their symptoms and a reduction of relapses.

In a year’s time, the neurologist or GP that follows the correct protocol of treatment will be able to compare images of lesions from an initial MRI which will most definitely show less lesions than in the second MRI.

The doses of vitamin D must be individually adjusted considering various factors and therefore it is necessary that the treatment should be performed under medical supervision. Every hormone taken in doses above normal can cause adverse reactions, and vitamin D which is a hormone is no exception. If not administered properly, doses higher than 10,000 IU (International Units) may cause irreversible damage to the renal function, among other complications.

Some doctors have already adopted Dr. Cicero Coimbra’s methodology and have been using it to treat patients with auto immune diseases. It is important to emphasize that for patients to benefit from the vitamin D treatment it is not necessary for them to leave any other treatment (not even immunomodulators). What happens is that many patients feel insecure at the beginning of the treatment, but with time they end up leaving the injections for two main reasons: the discomfort of taking these medications without interruption, and mainly due to the greater effectiveness of vitamin D in the protection of the immune system.