Are you taking vitamin D to help your Ménière's? A recent study which came out last month by the 'Medical Hypothesis Journal' found that Vitamin D supplementation may help improve the symptoms of Ménière's.
This is because Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system, reduce inflammation and heal a leaky gut (the root cause of autoimmune conditions).
The benefit of Vitamin D in autoimmune conditions has been widely researched, but this is the first study specifically looking at the benefit of Vitamin D in Ménière's.
Vitamin D is one of the most common deficiencies in the UK, due to our lack of sun and increased use of suncream. This deficiency is also believed to partly explain why autoimmune conditions (and I believe Ménière's symptoms too) are worse during the winter months for some.
What to take?
I'd recommend the BetterYou DLux spray. This peppermint flavored spray is absorbed directly into your bloodstream. It comes in 3000 IU and 1000 IUs.
You can buy it in Holland and Barrett, Waitrose or Ocado. Spray it under your tongue or onto the inside of your cheek.
How much vitamin D should I take?
If you have never had your vitamin D levels checked I'd recommend taking 3000 IU per day. However people with Ménière's may need up to 4000 IU per day initially, but I'd only recommend taking this much if your vitamin D levels have been tested first. For a maintenance dose, I'd then recommend 2000 IU per day.
How to get tested?
Your GP will sometimes test vitamin D levels for free, BetterYou offer vitamin D tests here, or you can be tested by your Nutritional Therapist.