Author Topic: Vitamin D  (Read 3491 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2018, 02:37:56 pm »
Mega dose Vitamin D can have side-effects!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervitaminosis_D

whosatthewheel

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2018, 02:42:43 pm »
Mega dose Vitamin D can have side-effects!

They are the ones prescribed by doctors... typically they equate to something like taking 50 cod liver oil capsules or so. If they have side effects, it's not something most people notice. My wife took them for a while... no side effects.

My point is that there is a reason why the OP has been prescribed a very high dosage. I can't see any medical reason why he/she should refrain from exercise

hellymedic

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2018, 02:56:05 pm »
My Seven Sea Fish oil capsules contain 5 micrograms (200 international units) per capsule.
My Sainsbury's Vitamin D tablets contain 25 mcg/1000 iu each, so each tablet contains 5 times as much a a 'cod liver oil' capsule.

Neither is a prescription medicine but people ought to be a little wary...

whosatthewheel

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2018, 03:24:03 pm »
My Seven Sea Fish oil capsules contain 5 micrograms (200 international units) per capsule.
My Sainsbury's Vitamin D tablets contain 25 mcg/1000 iu each, so each tablet contains 5 times as much a a 'cod liver oil' capsule.

Neither is a prescription medicine but people ought to be a little wary...

My wife was prescribed 10,000 IU, so that's like 50 capsules of cod liver oil... at the time the consultant (endocrinologist) said that you can't increase levels from low with off the counter products and high strength was the only way.

hellymedic

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2018, 03:29:50 pm »
That's generous, cos ten little Sainsbury's (1,000iu) tablets are cheap and easy to swallow.

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2018, 02:33:49 pm »
A few years ago when I tested at 9 (norlam being 50 of whatever units were used), I was told to take 5000iu pills once daily. I repeated that the following year, but I've not been doing it for a while - I should probably do it again next winter.
My daughter has been prescribed 25ug daily to bring her levels up.

hellymedic

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2018, 02:41:41 pm »
Sainsbury's 25mcg (1,000iu) Vitamin D tablets: 180 for £4.

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2018, 03:38:17 pm »
I think that's what we gave her when she point blank refused to take the liquid vitamin D she was originally prescribed. Couldn't blame her, it was really unpleasant!

hellymedic

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2018, 04:25:18 pm »
The Sainsbury's tablets are small and almost tasteless. Suits me fine...

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 04:09:36 pm »
Vitamin D supplementation should be considered in the context of the availability of other fat soluble vitamins in the diet; in particular A & K

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2009/04/07/tufts-university-confirms-that-vitamin/

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2018, 06:32:34 pm »
On my blood pressure travels, I keep reading with increased regularity that Vitamin K-2 is important to take in conjunction with Vit D-3 as it directs the calcium that Vit D mobilizes into the bones and not to the other places in the body[like the heart and joints] where it's not wanted and could cause problems in the future.
Garry Broad

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2018, 07:40:25 pm »
Well I got my dose from the sunshine today  :thumbsup:
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2018, 07:43:03 pm »
Well I got my dose from the sunshine today  :thumbsup:

Haha great isn’t it! I took my last dose yesterday. Will have blood tests next week. Gonna go up Box Hill tomorrow for a wee jaunt before a 300km on Saturday! That should be tons of Vit D coming my way.

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2020, 11:14:35 am »
Due to my ongoing seasonal lurgy which is causing a persistent cough & fatigue, I had a blood test the other day.  All OK apart from slightly high cholesterol (6.67) and what the GP described as rather low levels of Vitamin D.  25 , where the norm would be 75 - 150 , so it's been suggested I get some over the counter supplements.  Off to the shops I go I suppose.


"Vitamin D was low at 25 and a normal range is 75 up to 150 and anything above 50 is acceptable and I suggest you purchase vitamin D supplement Hux D3 20,000 units from the chemist and take one a day for 2 weeks equals 14 and then one every 2 weeks and we can recheck vitamin D in 2-3 months to make sure getting better."
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IJL

Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2020, 02:30:48 pm »
the prescribing guidelines in Derbyshire state

"Patients who continue to be at risk following deficiency correction should be encouraged to make lifestyle changes such as increasing dietary intake of vitamin D, increasing safe sun exposure, and to purchase OTC supplement containing colecalciferol 800units (20microg) daily from their local pharmacy, health food shop or supermarket. Note preparations containing 1000 units (25 micrograms) are considerably cheaper to purchase than those containing 400 units (10 micrograms) or 800 units (20 micrograms) and are suitable for maintenance."

If the bloods show a level of less than 30nmol/l we prescribe a short course and after than its over the counter.

 

hellymedic

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2020, 04:20:29 pm »
Sainsbury's 25 microgram (1000 unit) Vitamin D tablets are listed as £6.00 for 180 today; that's a whole 3.33p each.