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Vitamin D

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by 439 · 1 minute ago

I'm (hopefully) starting a masters in social/consumer psych program soon and am looking to do research into gamification and its intersection with goal setting in the health/wellness arena. As I was writing my statement of purpose and considering... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 17, 2012 at 4:43 AM

I would be interested in that, and I would in fact like to contribute, as I'm a bit hard-core Paleo/Primal in terms of "weird" foods that I believe that should be consumed more (e.g. sea veggies, offal etc). I also have some PHP knowledge...

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by 385 · 2 minutes ago

I'm wondering if anyone else has a redheaded toddler that they've had to be concerned about sun exposure. My daughter has strawberry blonde hair and has the pale reddish skin that goes along with it. Last summer I basically didn't let her out of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

My husband is very fair & we now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so we have to be very aware. My rule of thumb is 10 min exposure initially, gradually increasing it as the days get longer. When we are hiking, If he has even a hint of pink on... (more)

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by 3 · 4 minutes ago

If I supplement vitamin D in the morning, that night I will invariably wake multiple times from disturbing dreams, accompanied by foggy head, dry mouth, and general sense of unease. This is from two different Vitamin D supplements I've tried ---... (more)

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Milla 0 · March 01, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Hi Tim, Possibly you're getting a reaction to some secondary component of the formula; check the labels, perhaps both the drop and the sublingual tablet contains an ingredient you are reacting adversely to. Actually both the drop and the... (more)

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by 1720 · 4 minutes ago

I've been taking 5,000IU of Vitamin D pretty much daily since I'm not getting much sun this winter. It seems I get kinda light headed, dopey, and I feel "out of it". Is that because I'm magnesium deficient? Yesterday I didn't take any... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 29, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Magnesium deficiency can result in decreased function of the parathyroid. If you're taking a D3 supplement in the form of cholecalciferol (most supplements are I think) the body uses the parathyroid to hydroxylate that form of D3 into the active... (more)

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by 1311 · 5 minutes ago

We are going to try to get pregnant towards the end of the year. I had a blood test recently which said I was deficient in Vitamin D. My level was 65 and it is supposed to be a minimum of 75 at the least. My doctor wants me to start supplementing... (more)

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stephenj 0 · February 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Gidday from New Zealand, where the ozone layer is even thinner. I've noticed since going more into full-on paleo and eating a lot of beef and lamb fat and butter and coconut oil that I burn a lot less easily. Eg, I sat outside at 1 pm yesterday... (more)

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by 5002 · 6 minutes ago

Seth Roberts has been collecting anecdotes from people taking vitamin D in the early morning and reporting improved sleep. He thinks the body might interpret it like sunlight. Robb Wolf, on the other hand, finds that taking VD3 at night works... (more)

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Seth_Roberts 0 · February 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I got the idea from Tara Grant. Her sleep instantly improved when she started taking Vitamin D3 first thing in the morning instead of mid-afternoon or early evening.

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by 573 · 9 minutes ago

I recently started taking 5000 IU vit D3 because winter is always a hard time for me and I thought that if I took it for long enough it might help my winter blues. I wasn't really actively expecting results. I began feeling much better, but I... (more)

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air_hadoken 0 · January 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I take 10,000-12,000IU of D3 daily, and it's definitely a good idea to do so for mental health if nothing else. If you're looking for downsides, I read recently about a study linking long term D3 supplementation and calcification of the tissues... (more)

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by 1377 · 9 minutes ago

I'd done some research into FCLO a while back, and I remember reading from several sources that its Vitamin D content was "standardized" around 1000 IU/tsp., or 200 IU/mL. However, I'm looking at Green Pasture's "Test Data" page (LINK), and they... (more)

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daz 0 · January 21, 2012 at 4:12 AM

My quick calcs for the last 8 test samples for Vitamin D are; - D2 approx 1200 IU/ml (averaged of 8 test samples) - D3 59 IU/ml (averaged over 6 test samples that reported D3, 2 samples did not report D3) or - D3 44 IU/ml (averaged of 8 test... (more)

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by 2153 · 13 minutes ago

I'm a pale skinned, strawberry blonde with blue eyes and freckles. I'm living in North Carolina- where it is pretty cold. For the last few months I haven't had much sun exposure. I'm about to move to a very sunny place where I'll be in the sun for... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · December 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I feel your pain. I'm a pale-skinned blondie, and having tried the sunscreen and hat route versus preparing in a tanning bed, the tanning bed wins every time. I've gone into more depth elsewhere on this site about it. The gist is that melanin in... (more)

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by 3742 · 14 minutes ago

I need to buy some new Vitamin D supplements. Previously I was using VitaCost gummy Vitamin D 2k IU and am about out. What should I buy to replace it? ConsumerLab didn't give it an approve rating but only because the dosage wasn't accurate. I'd... (more)

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Huray 0 · December 24, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Country Life, Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU, 200 Softgels.

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by 175 · 16 minutes ago

There is no doubt that sun exposure is a very important factor in maintaining proper health, so I was wondering what can I do to achieve the best possible results with it in my climate ( I live in Poland, which has temperate climate ). Below are... (more)

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Ben_9 0 · November 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I live in the uk, and I gather that 1) Theres no vitamin d to be had for half of the year at least (see this calculator: http://nadir.nilu.no/~olaeng/fastrt/VitD-ez_quartMED.html 2)This is answered by the calculator above, but the general gist... (more)

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by 480 · 16 minutes ago

How can we integrate these points: Calcium/Magnesium has an optimum ratio - perhaps 2:1 (ive seen this elsewhere as well): http://nutritionbreakthroughs.posterous.com/studies-confirm-best-calciummagnesium-ratio-d (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I will go against popular wisdom here and say that the Paleo recommendation for calcium is too low. Sure, the paleolithic people didn't have goats or cows with them, but they had lots of bone broths, and ate all the marrow from bones. Today, it's... (more)

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by 55 · 19 minutes ago

When supplementing with Vit D, is it best to take the pill form or liquid? Also, is there a better time of day to supplement , ie with/ without food? If taking the liquid is there a fluid/ drink you should or should not take it with? It seems from... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · November 05, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I use a liquid form from a brand called "Natural Factors Vitamin D3 Drops 1000IU". It cost less than $9 I think from my local health food store and each drop has 1000IU of D3. It is in a base of organic olive oil which was a bonus. I use 4-6... (more)

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by 1307 · 20 minutes ago

My doctor just got my labs back, and my vitamin D was 82. He feels this is too high. For someone whose 25(OH)D level used to be zero (five years ago), I'm happy to have this problem! Do you guys think 82 is too high a reading? Should I cut... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM

I was taking 5kIU last winter and hit 85ng/ml and felt it was too high. This time around I'm going to do 3-4K. Something we don't consider is how much D3 there is in pastured egg yolks, sardines, oysters etc. as well as how much less time it takes... (more)

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by 10768 · 20 minutes ago

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/how-tanning-changes-the-brain/ The brains of frequent tanners may be similar to those of addicts. People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their... (more)

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Jazmns 0 · October 26, 2011 at 2:53 PM

The main stream medical " wisdom " has been spouting off alot lately about how we are addicted to tanning. Remember these these are the same people who tell diabetics to eat more carbs. We are attracted to the sun because it is natural for us.The... (more)

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by 1377 · 20 minutes ago

I moved to Boulder a few weeks ago, and we're right on the 40th parallel. I've read that for 40-degree latitudes there's a "Vitamin D Winter" from November through February (a time where the sun doesn't rise high enough in the sky for us to... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Altitude does affect vitamin D production. Here's a calculator you can use to geek out on the details! http://nadir.nilu.no/~olaeng/fastrt/VitD_quartMED.html

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by 78422 · 21 minutes ago

From Merc Veterinary Manual - Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates Vitamin C 200 mg/kg Vitamin D3 2,500 IU/kg Vitamin E 100 mg/kg Vitamin K1 0.5 mg/kg Choline 750 mg/kg Zinc 100 mg/kg Iodine 0.35 mg/kg [NOTE: I was... (more)

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by 8933 · 24 minutes ago

Because of better calcium absorption by supplementing vitamin D, could it be possible that it will result in constipation due to lack of magnesium?

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by 24538 · 24 minutes ago

Hypovitaminosis D in childhood (rickets) causes bone deformations, which can reduce the probability of surviving to adulthood, and perhaps more importantly, can cause pelvic deformations in girls that later may cause their death during delivery... (more)

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grace 0 · September 17, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Happy Now, Great ideas and post!! haa Seriously I think you are totally right on!!! The 'high fiber' USDA/AMA/ADA industrial complex adds to our epidemic levels of vitamin D deficiency in addition to the neolethal factors that you list. A... (more)

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by 1665 · 24 minutes ago

Hey, I'm supplementing with Vitamin D and Magnesium. I take the Mg in the morning fasting, and the D with lunch. I can't take Mg in the evening as it has the opposite effect on me to most people, i.e. it keeps me awake. I don't want to take it... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Just don't take the zinc when you're eating meat because it will block most of the uptake of iron and copper. I take zinc early in the morning on an empty stomach, but doing so causes nausea for Erin, so it may be a bad idea. Taking zinc with a... (more)

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by 18412 · 24 minutes ago

I have not been able to see my brand new little baby niece because I had not gotten the Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine yet. So I went in to test to see if I have immunity (which I do! yay!!). While there, I figured I would take the opp to get... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM

First off, don't panic as this isn't even remotely severe. If you just got off a cycle of anabolic steroids and your TGs were 800, then you might want to worry. Even the average person is probably walking around with your panel or worse into... (more)

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by 78422 · 25 minutes ago

I started to have this problem when I moved to low carb diet (~50g per day) + exercise. Exercise was mainly very very fast walk, 30min - 1h per day with some ocassional HIIT (2 times per week). The goal was to loose some pounds which I succeeded... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · September 12, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I've had Crepitus in my knees pretty much my whole life and didn't really think anything of it - everyone in my family has creepy creeky knee action. Since CrossFit/Paleo I've actually noticed some improvement, not sure why. The change in diet?... (more)

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by 10294 · 25 minutes ago

Who uses artificial sunlight for health? What are your results? Can you compare between artificial sun and vitamin D supplements? Thank you!

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Jeff__1 0 · September 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I do it in the winter (along with vit D supplementation) and feel that it helps my mood for sure. Different beds have different UVA/UVB ratios. I found that the cheapest beds are the better ones. The people at the tanning salon will tell you UVA... (more)

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by 248 · 25 minutes ago

How is the NOW Foods brand of Vitamin D 5,000 IU. Thoughts?

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kricka 0 · September 07, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Love the NOW 5,000. Took it all winter because there is little sun here in the Northeast in the winter months. I switched to the 1,000 this summer so I can adjust, depending on how much sun I am getting from day to day. My doctor said my vitamin... (more)

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by 3180 · 25 minutes ago

At the doctor's today. Had to see him in order to get some labs. I wanted TSH and Vit D. When I said "Vitamin D" he does a face plant, shakes his head and asks why in the world I want to check my vitamin D. I told him my wife's vit D level was... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 07, 2011 at 1:22 AM

That is not even CW any longer.....tell him to read this and then tell him I said read a freaking book some time before he hurts someone. He is total embarrassment to our profession. http://jackkruse.com/the-sunshine-of-your-life/ (more)

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