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Old 04-04-2007, 10:58 AM
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Ok, went to the doc last week and she checked my vit d levels. Borderline low. I've been taking 1,000 iu per cap, 2 to 3 caps a day of NOW vitamin d and had started about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Do you think it is the product? Is there a better product out there?


My doc says fish oil source for vitamin d is best. I already take 5 caps of fish oil a day. She says somebody makes a fish oil vit product. Anybody know of one?

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Old 04-04-2007, 06:43 PM
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Arrowwind,

It may take a while to bring your vit. D levels up. My levels were low. For a year I took about 5,000 units a day--a mixture of multi & bone supplement from Life Extension, a tbsp a day of cod iver oil and a prescription from my Dr. After a year my levels still were not where they should be. I now have a Rx for 50,000 units--one a week--for 20 weeks. That should do the job.

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:51 PM
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Is there a better product out there?
My doc says fish oil source for vitamin d is best. I already take 5 caps of fish oil a day. She says somebody makes a fish oil vit product. Anybody know of one?
Arrowwind,

Personally, I use the LEF vitamin D3 (1,000 IUs per cap). Some experts seem to prefer this form over other forms - including cod liver oil. But, I think this will depend on who you ask.

Most fish oil contains little or no vitamin D. Only fish liver oils will provide significant quantities (cod liver oil being the most common).

As far as a fish oil vitamin, perhaps it's something like this?

http://www.carlsonlabs.com/product_d...rodid=725cffe9

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:11 PM
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I've never had my Vit D level checked but I take 2,000 IU/day (Spring Valley from Walmart), I eat cold ocean fish every day, and when I feel I'm coming down with a cold or flu, I take 200,000 IU(50,000 IU capsules) for a day or two.
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:29 AM
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Arrow,
My D levels are great. I buy my Vit D3 from Self help Resource
Center - www.shrc.com in a small bottle w/a separate
dropper. I forget the exact cost but I don't recall it being
expensive. They recommend 1 drop a day, but I take
2 drops a day. It has 400iu in each drop.
I bought this product because I had trouble find Vit D3 i
nstead of just straight D.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:41 AM
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I didn't know you could purchase a 50000 IU cap. I will think about this and maybe do a protocol like Mari has been doing. In general I guess life extension products may be better. My doc seemed to think there was some kind of supplement out there made from fish oil that concentrated the vit. d.

Earlybird - your link for self help doesn't open for me.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:58 AM
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There is some excellent information on Vit D on this site -
http://www.vitamindcouncil.com/

You can also get a monthly newsletter!!

Give or take a bit - if we live in the Northern (or way south) hemisphere - we are deficient in Vit D - but you have to watch what is in the supplement

Here is an extract from the site!!

Vitamin D - A prohormone that behaves similar to a steroid in that it binds to a receptor and has a regulatory effect on gene expression. Vitamin D plays an important role in: the maintenance of several organ systems, bone formation and mineralization, and the control of calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Vitamin D also performs immunosuppressive and anti‑tumor functions. The term vitamin D also refers to vitamin D metabolites and synthetically‑derived vitamin D analogues.

The different forms of vitamin D:

Vitamin D1: - Molecular compound of ergocalciferol and lumisterol (1:1 ratio).
Vitamin D2: - Also called ergocalciferol or calciferol.
Vitamin D3: - Also called cholecalciferol. Vitamin D3 is real vitamin D. All other compounds are either metabolic products or chemical modifications.
Vitamin D4: - Also called dihydrotachysterol.
Vitamin D5: - Also called sitocalciferol.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:06 AM
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I have some 50,000 unit D3 on hand to try if I come down with a cold or the flu. I got them from Life Span Nutrition--100 capsules for $30 +SH.

http://www.lifespannutrition.com/

Iggy, have you found this to be effective?

I just checked my Rx vit D. It is ergocalciferol (D2).

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Just found this on the LEF site:

I think the dosage he mentions is very conservative (for most people).

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews...ction=VITAMINS
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:25 PM
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My doc recommended that I take 3,000 iu a day. Well, Im going to take 5,000 since I had already been taking 2-3,000 daily and get rechecked in about 3 months. I ordered those 5,000 iu and 50,000 IU pills from Life Span. Thanks for the link Mari and Iggy.

So hypothetically, if some deadly flu was coming our way in the dead of winter how many and how often would one take the 50,000 IU?
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:17 PM
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As I recall, Dr. Cannell of the Vitamin D Council recommended using 1,000 units of vit. D per pound of body weight each day for three days.

A 150 pound person would take 150,000 units (three capsules) a day for three days.

In the article, Dr. Cannell stated that there had been no research using these amounts but he made the recommendation based on his experience.

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Old 04-06-2007, 03:31 PM
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Ok, thanks Mari. Now I'm getting picky. Should I take those caps all at once or one cap 3 times a day?
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Iggy, have you found this to be effective?

I just checked my Rx vit D. It is ergocalciferol (D2).

Mari
Yes, I've used the mega dosing twice and
both times it stopped the cold/flu infection.
I used 200,000 iu/day for 2 or 3 days.
My Walmart/SpringValley is cholecalciferol, D3.

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Stoss therapy

High-dose vitamin D therapy (stoss therapy) is an effective method for treating established or recalcitrant vitamin D deficiency.31,35 It involves oral or intramuscular administration of the total treatment dose of vitamin D (cholecalciferol or ergocalciferol), 300 000 IU (7500 μg) to 500 000 IU (12 500 μg), as a single dose, or two to four divided doses.36 The interval between doses can vary from days to several weeks depending on the protocol followed. There are many stoss therapy regimens, and further study is required to finalise the most effective regimen and ensure safety. After stoss therapy, the biochemical follow-up recommended is similar to that for daily dosing.

In Australia, concentrated vitamin D is not commercially available, limiting stoss therapy. In New Zealand, Calciferol Strong (50 000 IU cholecalciferol; PSM Healthcare, Auckland, NZ) an oral preparation is available.10 High-dose vitamin D for intramuscular injection effectively treats vitamin D deficiency secondary to malabsorption,35 but is not available in Australia or New Zealand. To facilitate the use of stoss therapy, a wider variety of vitamin D preparations are required in Australia and New Zealand. http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/...n10153_fm.html
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Arrow - Try typing it in separately. I don't think you can
get to the link from the Forum. The bottles are so tiny
and the print so small that it's hard to make out. Let me
know if you can't get to it. I'll try to see if there's a phone
number available too.
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:01 AM
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Tried to type it in and server can't find site, EarlyBird. Oh well.
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