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,
Published On: December 04, 2009