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eah4me

How long before Vitamin D levels normalize?

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Hi!

Before celiac diagnosis I had been battling very low Vitamin D levels as well as intermittent anemia.  I was on Vitamin D supplements but despite taking them my numbers never improved.  My last Vitamin D level taken in June 2018 and before diagnosis was 12 (don't remember units).  I just had my level rechecked a couple weeks ago.  I had stoped taking the Vitamin D about a year ago, honestly because it didn't seem to be helping.  But I did stop eating gluten because of celiac disease.  My level was 52!!!  I thought it was a lab error.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Could it really have jumped up that high just because I stopped eating gluten?  

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Hi eah4me,

Yes, that is the normal expected improvement from gut healing after going gluten-free.  The villi begin to heal and are able to absorb nutrients again.  That is a  good thing.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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9 hours ago, GFinDC said:

Hi eah4me,

Yes, that is the normal expected improvement from gut healing after going gluten-free.  The villi begin to heal and are able to absorb nutrients again.  That is a  good thing.

Good to know!  Thank you!  I expected it might improve but I was shocked at how much!  It’s a good thing though. 😊

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You may want to check out Labdoor.com rating of vitamin supplements.  Some supplements don't have the labeled % of the main ingredient.  So your vitamin D pill may have been deficient.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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I've never been deficient in any vit / mineral i had tested...   but still can't gain any weight yet..  😑  so i dont think that has anything to do with villi healing

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I think it can vary greatly from person to person, and in your case it seems that the villi damage has healed, or was never bad enough for you to get serious malabsorption issues, which is a good thing!


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