researchers have found in at least a dozen studies the vitamin D supplementation can make wheel chair bound persons walk again after 6 weeks of
supplementation of megadose vitamin d and calcium.
at least 1200 i.u and 1200 mg of calcium daily.
this treatment is cheap and very low risk.
you can take up to 50000 i.u of vitamin d daily.
also falls and hip fractures are reduced.
a lot of people are unaware of this and suffer.
i will quote just 2 of the studies.
the rest you can find yourself using vitamin d muscle strength in google.
and before someone or the food lobby starts talking about vitamin d in food and proper diets don't bother.
IT IS FAR TOO LOW A LEVEL.
look at any food packet label you will see 1,2 or 5 i.u. per serving which is pathetic.
You can only get proper amounts from sunshine by spending 1/2 an hour naked all over in the summer sun.
this will generate 10000 to 15000 i.u.
this is impractical.
for muslims girls/women in burkhas the effects are of vitamin d deficiency are severe leading to mental retardation in some cases.
supplementation of at least 1200 daily is recommended. preferably with 1200mg calcium if you are suffering muscle weakness.
"She was treated with oral vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) 800 iu/day; and calcium 1.25 g/day.
By the third week, she was able to walk. After 1 week, serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D rose, but still reflected sub-clinical deficiency (20 nmol/L). After
3 weeks, serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (90 nmol/L) and 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D (168 pmol/L) returned to normal.
Ergocalciferol is cheap and rapidly effective by mouth in the elderly, allowing muscle strength to recover quickly with a commensurate rise of
circulating active vitamin D levels to normal in a 3-week time interval."
inexorable muscle wasting that begins by age 40 . So, she measured vitamin D blood concentrations in elderly men and women and found that individuals
who had higher readings also had greater thigh strength.
Bischoff-Ferrari and her team at the University of Basel in
Switzerland then launched an intervention trial with 122 women in
their mid-80s. The researchers administered 1,200 milligrams of
calcium to all the participants, and another 1200 IU of vitamin D per
day to half of them. At At the end of 3 months, each woman was tested for leg strength and rated on how easily she could get up from a chair, walk
around an object, and sit back down....
[edit on 9-4-2008 by esecallum]