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My sisters son is in his thirties. He is in a home and on medications for schizophrenia.. She is losing him. He is like a zombie. I have researched for natural alternatives to bring him back to his true normal self. Will Vitamin D3 therapy do this? I am desperate. I give the doctors information I find and they never read it.

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Asked by  Laurelie on November 5, 2014


  • Amber Tovey
    Keymaster
     Amber Tovey on

    Hi Laurelie,

    I am so sorry to hear about your nephew. Research is still investigating the role of vitamin D in schizophrenia. Several studies have found that there is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients with schizophrenia, but these studies only show associations. To the best of my knowledge, there haven’t been any randomized controlled trials conducted to investigate whether vitamin D supplementation is an effective treatment for schizophrenia.

    Having a healthy, sufficient vitamin D status is beneficial for general health (even though research has yet to clarify its effects on schizophrenia). It is very unlikely that vitamin D would make the schizophrenia worse or cause harm (as long as he takes less than 10,000 IU daily).

    Here is a link to the articles from the VDC about vitamin D and schizophrenia: https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/tag/schizophrenia/

    I hope this helps!

    Best,

    Amber Tovey

    Answered by  Amber Tovey on