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Old 02-02-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting the link.

It's unbelievable to me that the folks quoted in the article are trying to say there is a shortage of research on fish oil and vitamin D.

Effects of Vitamin D deficiency are well-established. Correcting that leads to better health. Quite simple.

The pharmaceutical industry must be losing $$ and sleep over so many people getting more vitamin D and correcting their deficiency diseases...

EDIT: Also, the witch-hunt for vitamin D toxicity will likely bear no fruit for the naysayers...
Risk assessment for vitamin D
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We present a risk assessment based on relevant, well-designed human clinical trials of vitamin D. Collectively, the absence of toxicity in trials conducted in healthy adults that used vitamin D dose ≥250 g/d (10 000 IU vitamin D3) supports the confident selection of this value as the UL.
The lack of vitamin D toxicity with megadose of daily ergocalciferol (D2) therapy: a case report and literature review.
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The maximum daily dose of vitamin D currently recommended is 2000 IU. Ergocalciferol (D2) 50,000 IU orally weekly for 8-12 weeks is often used to treat vitamin D deficient patients (25(OH) vitamin D <20 ng/mL). The lack of vitamin D toxicity after massive doses of ergocalciferol has yet to be reported in the literature. We report a case of a 56-year-old woman who received supratherapeutic doses of ergocalciferol (150,000 IU orally daily) for 28 years without toxicity.
Be afraid of vitamin D, we don't know if it helps yet, and it could be super-dangerous!!![/sarcasm]

What a crock.
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