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Are you taking Vitamin D supplements?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by madfish69, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. madfish69

    madfish69 · Active Member

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    How much vit D are you taking? Is 1000Iu safe to take?
     
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    Stephanie 1233 · Well-Known Member

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    I take 1 vitamin a day.
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One chewable raspberry flavoured a day.
    Strength no idea.
    One of those wife insists jobs.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Yes 1000iu a day and no ill effects so far.

    In fact I exceed that as I also take Adcal+D3
     
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    Fawbs89 · Active Member

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    Yes I'm prescribed them as I was deficient.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    This is the NHS advice: "Do not take more than 100 micrograms (4,000 IU) of vitamin D a day as it could be harmful. This applies to adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women and the elderly, and children aged 11 to 17 years." You can find much more about vitamin D on the NHS site: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/
    Vitamin D is fat soluble, so can be stored in the body. This means that theoretically you could take quite a large dose and then none for a few days. I wouldn't go over the NHS recomended dose, though.

    Dr John Campbell (my go-to source for info on Covid) recommends 50mcg = 2000IU vitamin D daily (ie half the NHS recommended maximum dose) as so many of us are deficient in the vitamin AND it appears from research that having an adequate level of vitamin D in the blood protects against worse outcomes in Covid as well as against colorectal cancer and other health problems. Personally I have upped my intake of D since watching his videos.

    I like Healthspan's vitamin D 2000IU spray, as bypasses my dodgy digestion.
    https://www.healthspan.co.uk/shop/vitamin-d3-50-plus-peppermint-oral-spray/
     
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  7. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like this very down to earth and knowledgeable man and find him to be very courageous at times.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I tried Vit D for depression symptoms, and got it up to 4,000IU/day before I noticed a lightening of affect. That went on for several years nicely, and then routine blood work showed my level to be high. Dr said, stop taking it. So I did. Next test it was down but I got charged $200 for it and was too tied up in my mother's death to appeal that decision. Very frustrating.
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad I don't live in America.
    We get everything at point of delivery free of charge and have a much better all round health care system .... as does most of the rest of the modern world.
    I find it quite disturbing that Americans still think it normal acceptable that health is a tradeable and profitable commodity.
    I'd have been dead a good while if I'd been living there the last dozen years.
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I have to thank @Max68 for mentioning Dr Campbell's videos. A warm and soothing presence, even though he pulls no punches as to the current disastrous Covid situation. I love that he always cites respectable sources (with clickable links in the shownotes) for everything he says. So unlike many self-styled "experts" on Youtube who specialise in unfouned assertions.
     
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    No problem at all. I think I stumbled upon him at the start of the pandemic when I was browsing You Tube for info on Covid/diabetes way back in February. What I also like about him is the fact that he will admit to getting something wrong a day or so later in that rare case. He doesn't profess to be an expert but breaks down the confusing stuff into layman's terms very well.

    I got my Vitamin D tested again after watching Dr John. I was on Fultium-D3 800unit capsules, 1 per day. My levels were ok but my GP agreed to me going to 2 per day so I just take one am and one at night. No after effects from the increase.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Max68. I was prescribed vitamin D3 800u twice a day after blood test. Rang to get it again after original prescription ran out and got told I had to buy it as NHS could only prescribe it once. Am I correct in reading your post that you get it on repeat prescription? I queried it with receptionist, but she asked dr and got same reply again. Think it's just our surgery trying to save money, but the crazy thing is they keep sending me 120 x D3 200u chewable tablets, but I can only take one of those a day as it upsets my digestive system.
     
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    You might want to look at the ingredients list. It is very likely that to make the tablets palatable they contain either sugar (which may raise your bg) or a hefty amount of some artificial sweetener which may be what causes your digetive issues (and also in many cases raise bg) , or even both.
     
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    I take 2,000 IU a day. I don't go outside much in the best of times due to coursework :shifty: so I'm definitely deficient!
     
  15. JTL

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    I did this morning having read your post and mine contain both sugar and sweetener but I can't remember which and my wife has put the magnifying glass away where I can't find it and she's out!
     
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