vitamin D - page 2

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

  1. by   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.
  2. by   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.
  3. by   netglow
    So?!?! Monitor labs and make individualized adjustments
  4. by   morte
    Quote from onaclearday
    So?!?! Monitor labs and make individualized adjustments
    I am not clear on to what you refer.....
  5. by   Mulan
    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.
  6. by   Mulan
    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.
  7. by   Mulan
    Quote from onaclearday
    So?!?! Monitor labs and make individualized adjustments

    Not a very helpful suggestion.
  8. by   Mulan
    [quote=morte;4599566]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.[/quote


    thanks for the link

    interesting site
  9. by   morte
    [quote=Mulan;4599758]
    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.[/quote


    thanks for the link

    interesting site
    'tis, tisn't it, lol. yup, you want D3, not D2
  10. by   traumaRUs
    And it depends on their renal function also.
  11. by   morte
    Quote from traumaRUs
    And it depends on their renal function also.
    there is a different test concerning D that is related to kidney function.....

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