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Offline Kem

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2014, 09:56:09 AM »
Just wanted to add my 2 cents here. I used to catch every virus that blew down the street and was ill with some kind of respiratory virus 4 or 5 times a year and it would last for more than a month. Since increasing my intake of D3 to 8-10000 IU per day, I've only been ill for more than a day or two once and that was after major surgery when my body was struggling to recover. Also my bone density numbers improved at least a little since I started to take D3 and that in my mid 60s which is usually considered too old to have improvement. 

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #106 on: January 09, 2014, 03:32:59 PM »
Thanks for the reminder.  I too have had a cough for a week or two, which is VERY rare for me (any illness really).

I just ran out of Vitamin D3 (Now Foods from iHerb) and had been lax on taking them - plan to order and resume.


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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #107 on: March 11, 2014, 04:44:46 PM »
Hello!  I am new here, and have more questions than answers, but I will share that my doctor prescribed 6000iu of vitamin D for me.  My levels tested under the low end of the spectrum.

Hope that's helpful!
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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2014, 05:29:19 PM »
I take 5,000 a day when I remember to do it.  I have chronic fatigue syndrome and I have noticed that when I take the D on a consistent basis I feel a bit better.  Nothing has made me feel as good as taking the junk out of my diet, but I do think the D helps.

I take mine in liquid drops.  I got them at a local vitamin store for about 10 dollars.
What do the liquid drops taste like?

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #109 on: March 20, 2015, 11:48:39 PM »
Acording to The Australin Sports Commision, the daily limit is 4000 IU pr day.
Here´s the link.

http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition/supplements/groupa

Tommy


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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #110 on: April 05, 2016, 06:16:38 PM »
I live in Portland, Oregon where we rarely get sun 9-10 months out of the year and started taking 12,000 IUs a few years back to start with. Over the years I have stayed consistent but dropped the dosage significantly down to 5,000 IU's per day. I think I paid $10-12 for a 6-8 month supply well worth every penny.

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #111 on: April 09, 2016, 05:02:09 PM »
Nice !  :)

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #112 on: May 14, 2016, 01:16:31 AM »
I live in Portland, Oregon where we rarely get sun 9-10 months out of the year and started taking 12,000 IUs a few years back to start with. Over the years I have stayed consistent but dropped the dosage significantly down to 5,000 IU's per day. I think I paid $10-12 for a 6-8 month supply well worth every penny.

Wow, i need to learn about the quantities! I am from a sunny, coastal (Mediterranean) country. Vitamin D was strongly recommended to me at a meditation forum, so i started taking 1000 IU a day.
 (As a side note,quality supplements are quite expensive here, but nothing can be done about it. If it's from US or EU, we'll pay almost twice for it in our European, but not EU country >:( ;D)

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #113 on: June 17, 2016, 08:18:59 AM »
In studies of Vitamin D and cancer, 400 IU per day did not discernibly decrease cancer, but 1100 IU per day did.  I've seen one article that said 10,000 IU per day was like "not quite getting a sunburn" each day.  Personally I target 4000 IU per day, but I sometimes forget.

If you are from a sunny Mediterranean country, though, and you get outside a reasonable amount, you may not need the supplement.

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #114 on: June 18, 2016, 04:54:18 AM »
In studies of Vitamin D and cancer, 400 IU per day did not discernibly decrease cancer, but 1100 IU per day did.  I've seen one article that said 10,000 IU per day was like "not quite getting a sunburn" each day.  Personally I target 4000 IU per day, but I sometimes forget.

If you are from a sunny Mediterranean country, though, and you get outside a reasonable amount, you may not need the supplement.

I think my levels are ok (recent bloodwork didn't show deficiency), but i continued taking it, i feel it does me good  :)

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Re: Vitamin D
« Reply #115 on: July 05, 2016, 05:57:08 AM »
5000 iu seemed like a lot too me until I spoke to my doctor. My levels were so low that I needed to take 5000 iu daily just to get into normal range. I've been doing it for about 3 months now and my doctor recommended that I continue the regimen for another 6 months.

So, Eric, thanks for the heads up about iHerb. I will be hopping over there in a sec to place my order.

Good Luck,


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