June 2-5, 2010 San Antonio Texas
Information provided by: Cherie C. Binns RN BS MSCN
In a talk given by Alan Bowling, MD PhD of the Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood, Co, Vitamin D usage in Patients with MS was revisited.
For several years now, it has been felt that Vitamin D has a neuroprotective effect on the Central Nervous System in persons with MS and that most of these people test low or deficient in Vitamin D Levels. Supplementation has been thought to be helpful in protecting against further axonal damage and even potentially prevent relapses. To date, Vitamin D has been believed to be free of major adverse side effects and is safe in even high doses of up to 10,000 IU daily for long periods of time. There is anecdotal evidence that persons with MS (PWMS) report feeling better with a reduction in neurological symptoms while on high doses of this vitamin.