Can high dose Vitamin D remove calcification of the arteries?

nathji Community Member December 04, 2009
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    I believe some pioneering research in the field of Vitamin D and its usefulness for the heart has already been done. 

     

    Will anyone please let me know whether high doses of Vitamin D will help remove calcification in the arteries of the body and the heart?

     

    In fact is Vitamin D like a scavenging agent that pulls out Calcium from places where it is undesirable -- i.e. the arteries?

     

    Is evidence accumulating that people with low levels of Vitamin D have higher calcification of the arteries and vice versa?

     

    Also, does calcium intake of 1200 mg along with Vitamin D pose a risk for calcification of the arteries? Should calcium be reduced when we take megadoses of Vitamin D?

     

    I am taking 60,000 IU per week-- which averages to about 8000 IU per day, for my oeteopenia, and I have been taking 1200 mg of calcium daily. I wonder whether the combination poses a risk to the arteries.

     

    I also wonder whether the Vit D and calcium may be causing plaques to build up in the arteries! Or whether it removes plaque from the arteries. The literature is so confusing on the web! Most people say that Vit D will contribute to a build up of plaque in the arteries.

     

    Thanking you in anticipation,

    Yours,

    nathji

     

4 Comments
  • tee benny
    Jun. 15, 2012

    Hi, I have your exact questions about vitamin D and how it can help reduce

    calcifications. Also it seems calcifications have been found ,

    teeth, and I am wondering if I have calcifications anywhere else and if they

    are actually unabsorbed calcium from the pills I am taking for osteopedia.

    I would also like to deter atherior scrolis (notright spelling)

    Tell...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi, I have your exact questions about vitamin D and how it can help reduce

    calcifications. Also it seems calcifications have been found ,

    teeth, and I am wondering if I have calcifications anywhere else and if they

    are actually unabsorbed calcium from the pills I am taking for osteopedia.

    I would also like to deter atherior scrolis (notright spelling)

    Tell me please if you have gotten any answers to your question

  • Anonymous
    STEVE
    Feb. 17, 2010

    You can watch some of the latest reasearch on Vitamin D at   UCTV.COM . 

    Click on Health and Medicine  and do a site search for Vitamin D . There are several good presentations you can watch. Also you may want to watch the one on Sugar and Heart Desease. 

    • Anonymous
      Steve
      Mar. 07, 2010

      The web site is not  uctv.com ,  it's  uctv.tv     sorry

    • nathji
      Mar. 08, 2010
      Dear Steve, Thank you for your kind and informative reply. I will certainly go to the sites you have suggested! Thanks again! Yours, Priya