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Vitamin D in high doses helpful or even dangerous?

The previous article on vitamin D deficiency explained in detail how a vitamin D deficiency can occur. However, there are various cases in which it is absolutely possible to take vitamin D in high doses. These are in detail:

  • Shock therapy for acute vitamin D deficiency
  • Maintenance therapy after a vitamin D deficiency has been successfully compensated for
  • Therapy for serious illnesses associated with a vitamin D deficiency

It should be clearly emphasized that onehigh dose intake of vitamin D. is not particularly effective as maintenance therapy. Once an acute deficiency has been compensated for, the dose can definitely be reduced, as otherwise undesirable side effects could occur. A possible side effect is, for example, that a high vitamin D level also has a simultaneous effecthigher mirror of the most important maleSex hormone testosterone as vitamin D is involved in the formation of testosterone. In men this can be increasedaggressiveness lead and in women toomasculinization from e.g.voice andbody hair.

In theShock therapy on the other hand, it is definitely advisable in the short term to replenish the vitamin D stores as quickly as possible and to eliminate the deficiency. As a rule of thumb, you can actually say: the faster the deficiency is eliminated, the faster the patient will feel better. A deficiency means values ​​of approx. 30ng / ml or lower. However, it is very important here to regularly check the vitamin D level and to set a precise target value from when the high dose is replaced with a dose that is more for maintenance.

In theTherapy of Serious Illnesses High-dose vitamin D is already successfully administered over long periods of time, but also always under medical supervision to avoid overdosing. For example, diseases in which vitamin D has been effective for a few yearsMultiple sclerosis andcancer.