One exciting find this fall was my discovery of the term “Vitamin D Hammer.”
In my family, I’ve noticed that consistent Vitamin D intake of 4-6000 IU’s per day seems to prevent illness. When we are first feeling sick, we will increase the dose to 15,000 IU’s per day for a couple of days.
Recently I was looking for research showing Vitamin D prevents the flu and found this report from a Canadian family physician’s office. They are enthusiastic supplementers of Vitamin D with their patients and have noted a great drop in appointments for flu-like illnesses. And when their patients do get sick, they will recommend a single 50,000 IU dose or 10,000 IU’s three times per day for 2-3 days. “The results are dramatic”, they write, “with complete resolution of symptoms within 48 to 72 hours.”
Based on their experience, I will be even more aggressive with my own family and my recommendations to patients. After all, as the authors also state, “One time doses [or short term doses] at this level have been used safely and have never been shown to be toxic.”
So please, consider the Vitamin D Hammer for you or your kids. And if you try it, please let us know how it worked!