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Hello, I'm Cristiano, i have an 3 years old son that has crohn's disease. We have tried everything out of tradicional healthcare because the tradicional medication have lots of contraindication. we have tried macrobiotica, ozone therapy, homeopathy, now we are using LDN. I have read a lot about this disease, and a lot about the efficient of high dose of vitamin D. but i cannot find anywhere the recommended high dose for a 3 years old boy. We need to continue to believe that we can give better life condition to your boy without take immunosuppressors. Please someone give us some tips. Sorry for my bad English, we are from Portugal. Thanks

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Asked by  cristiano.m.simoes83613400 on February 17, 2016

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  •  cristiano.m.simoes83613400 on

    See title

    Answered by  cristiano.m.simoes83613400 on

  • IAW
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     IAW on

    Your English is fine.
    Did any doctors ever test his Vitamin D levels? Is it possible to get this done?
    For 3 year olds weighing an average weight of 31 lbs, we recommend giving them 1000iu for every 25lbs of bodyweight. Since he is probably over 25lbs but less than 50lbs, I would start with a minimum of 1500iu. Since he is sick, I would go to 2000iu. If his weight is a lot different from this, then please let me know.
    He will absolutely need the co-factors listed at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. (If he already takes a multi vitamin then some of them may be covered but make sure all of them are either by diet or supplements!)
    Since Crohn’s has to do with the digestive system it would be best to have his Vitamin D levels tested and then retested in a couple of months to make sure he is absorbing the Vitamin D. If his levels do not increase or do not increase a lot, then we would have to try larger amounts OR perhaps an oral spray. If testing is not possible, please let me know.
    Vitamin D should only make things better not worse, so if it causes any symptoms then come back and tell us.
    Here in the US, we can get Vitamin D drops for children instead of pills but that is up to you!
    If I was not clear, please let me know what you did not understand!

    Answered by  IAW on
    •  cristiano.m.simoes83613400 on

      Hello IAW, thanks for your support, his weigth is 16,5kg around 35lbs i think. We have monthly medical consultation at the hospital. I will try to talk with the doctor to check vitamin d levels. i will try to keep you inform about everything. i think i will try to start with 1500ui. we also used liquid drops. “Vigantol”
      Thanks for now

      Answered by  cristiano.m.simoes83613400 on

  • IAW
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     IAW on

    Sorry but I also forgot to say that for most people, we are aiming for a Vitamin D blood level of 50ng/ml (125nmol/l). If you have a condition or disease then we aim higher more like 80-100ng/ml (200-250nmol/l). Blood work would help us determine if we are headed in the correct direction.

    Answered by  IAW on