1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Vitamin D supplements

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by AngF, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,334
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Thats the one !! I blame my parents !!:angelic:
    Carol
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    13,235
    Likes Received:
    12,477
    Trophy Points:
    298
    I had hugely high vit D levels- off the scale. And thankfully at the time I asked my Oncologist to check my vitD before giving it as carte blanche to me.

    My vit D has taken almost 3 years to come down to high normal... despite giving up the unprotected sun from gardening as a job and at home gardening as a hobby.

    One thing the doctors do religiously for me is to check my vit D levels and calcium (I have to take calcium nitrate) regularly to ensure my levels are balanced.

    I really would advise getting blood tests done first before taking any strength vit D3.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. torchman2

    torchman2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Plenty of anecdotal evidence of forums where people post their doses, and their intake per day.

    https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/why-does-the-vitamin-d-council-recommend-5000-iuday/#.XCUP8BP7Q_U

    "Together with his coauthors, Professor Heaney stated that for a normal weight adult, 5,000 IU/day of total input was needed to obtain a vitamin D level of 40 ng/ml. Of course the final vitamin D level obtained by any dose depends on baseline level, sun exposure and genetics. But he was speaking of the average adult."

    My post also says " you MAY need..." and encourages blood testing.

    Of course, use the minimum effective dose. For me, 1000 made hardly any difference to me, was only able to get up to 40 when regularly taking 5000 a day [note: mainly in autumn/winter].
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook