Does anyone have a good recommendation for a vitamin D supplement? I can only find 1000 iu pills, and that would mean taking 6-8 of the things a day. Being rediculously fair-skinned, I'm limited in how much sun I can handle right now, so I'm trying to make up for it in the diet. Thanks!!
These are the cheapest I've found. There is also a 10,000 IU version that is even cheaper per IU, but for now the 5,000 IU are serving me just fine.
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I've just switched over to these:
2000IU gelcaps, and, they're in cod liver oil, so at my 6,000IU I'm getting about 630 mg of omega 3s. So, I reduced my 1g fish oils from 2 caps to 1, and I take a 500mg krill oil.
I use Ddrops 1000iu liquid "D3" . www.ddrops.ca
I chose this option of the liquid drops because I also give it to my young children. We do "D" shooters. Because d is a fat solulable vitamin I put some half 'n half into a shot class, add one or two drops (or 6-8 for me and DH) and then each child "does" their shot. Lol. I'm also thinking about adding liquid kelp to these shots for their iodine.
I suppose if you are a dairy free paleo practitioner, you could use coconut (or other nut) milk or maybe a tablespoon of EVOO. Its just important to remember to take your "d" with a fat source.
I use 2000 IU Vitamin D3 drops from Carlson. Originally, Amazon had the best price. But now I purchase them here: http://www.vitacost.com/Carlson-Vitamin-D-Drops
The drops are coconut oil based.
Note that if you have non-oil based pills (white, powder-y pills like aspirin) then it's not worth your time. You want D3 which should be oil based.
I have some 5000IU pills like this. Weird, that they don't have the 5000 IU on their site anymore.
I too went with Vitacost. They ship from Las Vegas. My order took one week to get to Portland, OR. I went with the NSI drops. Olive oil is the carrier. http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Vitamin-D-Drops
I didn't price shop too hard, but $10 + $5 shipping for 900*2,000 IU seemed hard to beat. I bought some of their vit-K as well, to amortize the shipping.
Note also, there is little reason to buy lesser strength fat soluble vitamins. One can spread the dosage over the course of a few days if the minimum dose size is more than you want to administer on average such as with small children. In other words, 2000IU every other day is equivalent to 1000IU everyday is equivalent to 7000IU every Sunday.
When looking for the in gelcaps, be sure to check the type of oil that is used. Many brands use soybean oil...too many omega 6s. Look for olive oil as the carrier. This is one http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Vitamin-D-3-Highest-Potency-5-000-IU-240-Softgels/22335?at=0
I take the Life Extension D3 (5000) IU supplement. Things to keep in mind: 1) you want the D3 form. 2) You should get blood tests done to test your D levels - I believe GrassrootsHealth currently is the cheapest source to get this tested.