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Derek Simonds
09-22-2009, 10:59 AM
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/22/Low-Vitamin-D-Increases-Flu-Death-Risk-in-Kids.aspx

Very interesting article about Vit-D deficiency in children that have died from swine flu.

Garrett Smith
09-22-2009, 11:48 AM
Are they really sure it isn't from an antibiotic or Tamiflu deficiency? :-P

I've got bottles of vitamin D3, $25 for 1500 drops at 1000 units/drop. If anyone is interested, PM me or simply call my office.

If you aren't already assuming you're deficient, it would be wise to get yourself tested anyway. The only *person*--as in, one person--I've seen with proper vitamin D levels in my practice (in TUCSON, AZ) is an older gentleman who aggressively supplements himself and tests his level 2x/year.

Mike ODonnell
09-22-2009, 02:21 PM
Doesn't really shock me.....as most modern societies are probably 95% vitamin D defficient.

Frank Needham
09-22-2009, 04:26 PM
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/22/Low-Vitamin-D-Increases-Flu-Death-Risk-in-Kids.aspx

Very interesting article about Vit-D deficiency in children that have died from swine flu.

Happened to find this while looking up Vit D dosages:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ycdbSsnAU
Mercola's saying 5-10k units per day for adults year around. If sick, he says take 1000 iu per lb body weight.

Steven Low
09-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Happened to find this while looking up Vit D dosages:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ycdbSsnAU
Mercola's saying 5-10k units per day for adults year around. If sick, he says take 1000 iu per lb body weight.
I read in one of the other threads that Garrett posted the pharmacological dose was 2000 IU per kg every 3 days (which would amount to approximately 333 IU lbs per day).

1000 IU per lbs bodyweight per day is A LOT. Then again, one of the studies I read some doctor gave kids 250,000 IU in a single dose, with no apparent ill effects...


I'm definitely going to be hitting up 5-10k per day though. I got the 5,000 IU pills and they're working great so far.

Ken Rich
09-22-2009, 05:38 PM
More here:

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/newsletter/vitamin-d-and-h1n1-swine-flu.shtml/

Ken

Garrett Smith
09-23-2009, 06:35 AM
I read in one of the other threads that Garrett posted the pharmacological dose was 2000 IU per kg every 3 days (which would amount to approximately 333 IU lbs per day).

1000 IU per lbs bodyweight per day is A LOT. Then again, one of the studies I read some doctor gave kids 250,000 IU in a single dose, with no apparent ill effects...


I'm definitely going to be hitting up 5-10k per day though. I got the 5,000 IU pills and they're working great so far.

Steven,
It was 2000iu per kg BW, for a total of 3 days, so that's very close to 1000iu per pound BW x 3 days.

I go by pounds. The math is easier. :D

I could look it up on PubMed, a recent study gave seniors 500,000iu in a single dose with no ill effects at all.

Derek Simonds
09-23-2009, 07:31 AM
So I would need 200 drops (being 200 LB's) for 3 days and then what dosage do you step it down to?

Garrett Smith
09-23-2009, 11:55 AM
Maintenance, whatever that is for the person.