Musings of a Wannabe Bio Major

This whole vitamin D conundrum has sent me off on a series of mental tangents which I’m about 99.99% sure are all incorrect. 

But okay, logically….

1. Lots of people with MS have very low levels of vitamin D

2. But obviously people with MS aren’t just avoiding sunshine/vitamin D-heavy foods a lot more than other people…

(case in point: I drink at least 2 glasses of vitamin D fortified milk per day) 

3. People with MS aren’t affected by vitamin D-heavy food or sunshine (this is not as factual as I want it to be, it’s more a hypothesis) 

4. But they are affected by very high doses of pill-form vitamin D….

…. so thus… would it be possible to give all 16 year olds a blood test for vitamin D levels, and then those who aren’t absorbing vitamin D correctly could be put on pill form vitamin D…

and then, this is where the hypothesizing really gets crazy, bear with me

since vitamin D has been proven to reduce relapses (and possibly prevent them) in people who already have MS/have had relapses, could taking vitamin D before the relapses start actually PREVENT the disease from ever really starting up?

but OK this seems really unlikely because if I can think of it, so can really smart actual biology people (the ones who aren’t failing their science courses… sigh) and they’ve probably already disproved it…

maybe I’m just desperate. Thoughts, anyone? 

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