Summary: A recent study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplant Journal Feb 21, 2018 showed Vitamin D supplementation in children with chronic kidney disease improved markers of bone health. If your child has chronic kidney disease Vitamin D has shown tremendous benefits. For conservative purposes begin with 400IU per day of Vitamin D3 for children with chronic kidney disease. Higher amounts can be used, but please consult your physician before taking any supplements.
Vitamin D is widely known to be beneficial to bone health, helping to prevent osteoporosis and keep bones and teeth strong. Some natural sources include dairy, soy milk, fatty fish and even natural sunlight exposure.
More recently, Vitamin D has been the subject of some studies into childhood kidney disease and the studies all point to various benefits, especially when it comes to strengthening the frail bones often experienced by children with kidney disease.
Vitamin D has been proven in these studies to help with:
- Improving the levels of kidney-supportive proteins klotho and sclerostin.
- Strengthening the integrity of the bones, helping to minimize fractures and breaks.
- Sustained improvement of kidney function
Another Study Showed Even More Benefits:
- Inhibition of GFR collapse
- Reduction of proteinuria
- Easing inflammation
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