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Old 08-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #31
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Use Carlsons Cod Liver Oil if you want the benefits of vitamin d and fish oil in one easy supplement. I take two tsps which nets me 800IU of vitamin d3, and about 2gs of fish oil a day!!!
Watch out for Vitamin A toxicity if you go this route...
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:58 PM   #32
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Use Carlsons Cod Liver Oil if you want the benefits of vitamin d and fish oil in one easy supplement. I take two tsps which nets me 800IU of vitamin d3, and about 2gs of fish oil a day!!!
ALL of CLO is "fish oil", so that's actually ~10grams of fish oil a day. That could be too much for some people's coagulation pathways. It is ~2grams of EPA+DHA though (the "EFAs").

800iu of D3 is better than nothing, but it's not much (ie. the Vitamin D Council generally recommends 5000iu/day to maintain optimal levels for those over 180# bodyweight).

As Chris mentioned, some people's livers don't handle a lot of Vitamin A well, CLO-sourced or not.

I'm not getting down on CLO, but it does have several limitations.

FYI, I have D3 drops available, 1000iu per drop, 1500 drops/bottle, $25. Just sayin'.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:13 AM   #33
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I just had my D3(25) results back...a 'disappointingly high' level of 32ng/ml, i was sure id be lower!! Crap all my issues must be due to some other problem ;-)

Ive been taking around 400iu in my various supplements, my only active sun exposure is perhaps once every 3 weeks id sunbath in shorts for an hour - i live on the equator(nearly).

I'm going to take 5k for a few weeks, then perhaps stick to 2k for a few more, except for bathing days, to try and kick it up to 50-70 then retest...
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:39 AM   #34
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Tony,
Work on your level, I've seen people around a level of 30 feel a lot better after supplementing. 400iu is better than nothing, but it's close to nothing.

In fact, I just had an older woman, longtime patient, with very chronic hip pain and a major limp (with a D level around 29) tell me all of her hip pain was gone (along with the limp) after a month of "loading" her with some D3 drops.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:59 PM   #35
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Work on your level, I've seen people around a level of 30 feel a lot better after supplementing. 400iu is better than nothing, but it's close to nothing.

In fact, I just had an older woman, longtime patient, with very chronic hip pain and a major limp (with a D level around 29) tell me all of her hip pain was gone (along with the limp) after a month of "loading" her with some D3 drops.
I've started supplementing 5-6K per day. When does my awesome kick in?
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:59 PM   #36
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I had a D3 level of 47 in my last blood work...too high?
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:18 AM   #37
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According to the vitamindcouncil, you should shoot for 50-70mg/ml.
Check out their newsletters, v interesting,

In fact he Dr Cannell recommends supplementing with 5k for 3 months THEN taking the test, i wanted to check my baseline level first though.

I emailed Dr Cannell with with a question, he emailed me back then next day, pretty good i thought.

And thanks Garrett...in fact i started on 5k before i had my results back, i must say ive felt a difference, just general wellbeing and awakeness. May be placebo affect but ive tried a shedload of other supplements without such effects....
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:07 AM   #38
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Feeling better is steady, over months.

Can't know if it's actually "taking" without blood tests, I try to do every six months.

There are other groups now recommending maintaining between 70-100 in the blood.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:55 PM   #39
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jeez that's a lot of vitamin d! at least its plentiful down here in carolina, and cheap during the winter months. My account is basically hemorrhaging cash already thanks to those damn norwegians hoarding all of their fish oil...
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #40
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FYI, I have D3 drops available, 1000iu per drop, 1500 drops/bottle, $25. Just sayin'.
Garrett,

Aren't you in Arizona? Why are you selling D instead of just sending people outside to spend a bit of time in the sun?
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