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Opinions on Vitamin D long term?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Charles555nc, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    @maryb, I'm confused, too. :thumbdown:
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  2. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Mine is constantly low, but my doctor told me to start taking 1,000 i.u's a day. Suppose to re-check in about 4 months.

    I read in a magazine or heard it on tv about 2 weeks ago that in the summertime, outside with short sleeve shirt and shorts for 15 mins. your body, if healthy, creates 20,000 i.u.'s of Vit. D. I haen't looked to se if I could verify that anywhere, so I plan on confirming this unless someone else already knows for sure.
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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  4. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    10 minutes of daily sun exposure

    we can only dream of this in the north of the UK, we're lucky to get a few weeks a year of sunshine:(
    my doctor also told me that people who live on the line of the equator don't get osteoporosis regardless of diet.
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  5. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Sunshine and warmth, with lower humidity. What I would give for that right now!! :)
  6. dannybex

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    High 1,25 d can be a sign of inflammation, but it can also be a sign of low calcium. Ken Lassesen would be the person to 'talk' to, he's recovered 3 times (in 30+) years. He relapsed in 2012, but has been back at work for at least six months, and took 10,000iu's a day even with his 1,25 being high. It came down as he recovered.

    Here's his blog: http://cfsremission.wordpress.com

    "Doctor" Marshall has it backwards, in more ways than one. I personally know a half dozen people who got much worse on his protocol, 2 almost losing kidney function. This was back in 2005-2006, when Marshall was claiming his protocol was a cure for everything under the…sun.
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  8. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @dannybex
    thanks for the info danny
    I sort of got what he was saying - that you have to have 1.25 d levels tested regularly when on any sort of meds and supplements to make sure the level is coming down from higher damaging levels.
    difficult to find a lab in the uk but I will ask my doc.

    I find it hard to read long amounts of script so may have got it wrong.
    my problem now is whether to take my weekly vit d supplement 50000iu
    I am worried about my osteoporosis.....but after last weeks viral flare don't want to go back there either.....
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  9. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Is that number supposed to have 4 zeros? If so, did a health care practitioner recommend it?

    Your bones need a lot more than calcium and vitamin D. I was recently diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis and my doctor recommended that I take a supplement that contains: Vitamin D3, Vitamin K1 & K2 (MK7), Folic Acid (should be methylfolate), Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Ipriflavone, and Boron.
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  10. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @Little Bluestem thanks
    yes it was prescribed by a doc.
    I need to take minerals but can't tolerate oral ones -just waiting for some transdermal ones to come in. what a bind...........

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