vitamin D - page 2

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Is there a better form of supplementation than that little green capsule that is doctor prescribed? It doesn't seem to do much of anything for anybody.... Read More


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    usually when someone is deficient, they prescribe 50,000 units a week for four to six weeks, then lower the dose until blood levels are stable. they're never going to raise levels with one pill (about 1000-2000U) a day.
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    The dose is 50,000 IU once a day for ten days, then once a week.

    One patient, middle aged, otherwise healthy, had a deficient level after taking it for a year and a half. The dose has been increased to twice a week.

    Takes it with fat in the diet.
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    I am taking it, and it increased my levels. Took several weeks however, which is normal to my understanding.
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    http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/
    I have read a suggestion of 1000 IU daily PO, for every 25# of wt.....if obese perhaps more rather than less.....
    and yes the little green footballs are Vit D2......not the useful form.
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    Don't forget a good 15 minutes of direct sunlight per day. I have a vitamin D deficiency and mega D2 and sunlight only helped a bit. I'm taking 2000 D3 per day now with Ca, Mg, Zn, vit C and E as well, but I'm sure its going to take months to show any improvement. Getting Vit D levels back up is a very slow process. It would be better if the metabolite was available for infusion, but it isn't as far as I know.
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    So?!?! Monitor labs and make individualized adjustments
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    Quote from onaclearday
    So?!?! Monitor labs and make individualized adjustments
    I am not clear on to what you refer.....
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    Quote from morte
    http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/
    I have read a suggestion of 1000 IU daily PO, for every 25# of wt.....if obese perhaps more rather than less.....
    and yes the little green footballs are Vit D2......not the useful form.

    I was thinking there has to be a better form available.
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    Quote from njmomstudent
    Don't forget a good 15 minutes of direct sunlight per day. I have a vitamin D deficiency and mega D2 and sunlight only helped a bit. I'm taking 2000 D3 per day now with Ca, Mg, Zn, vit C and E as well, but I'm sure its going to take months to show any improvement. Getting Vit D levels back up is a very slow process. It would be better if the metabolite was available for infusion, but it isn't as far as I know.
    Sunlight is not a good option for everyone, someone who already has skin cancer for instance.
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    Quote from onaclearday
    So?!?! Monitor labs and make individualized adjustments

    Not a very helpful suggestion.


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