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Vitamin D

Vitamin D Questions

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by 8858 · about 8 hours ago

My $0.02: Potassium is too high (I assume that lower sodium intake corresponds to diminished need for potassium...thoughts?) Vitamin D is too low (I'm guessing that in equatorial regions, current levels are fine but that as one goes higher in... (more)

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · December 21, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I would focus far more on real food, versus nutrition-speak for something like this that is intended in large part for general-public consumption: I would create food groups like "Leafy Greens," "Other Vegetables," "Meat," "Organ Meats," "Fish,"... (more)

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by 1159 · about 8 hours ago

There seems to be some conflicting data regarding supplementation of FCLO vs Vitamin D and although people always tend to look at Vitamin A (Retinol) negatively, as i did, because of toxicity issues, i really liked this article posted yesterday on... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · January 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

There is a huge variability in the Vitamin A concentrations of different cod liver oils. I take Carson's and it only has 850 IU per teaspoon. That is only 17% of the RDA. Considering how many paleo dieters avoid dairy and/or eggs, and that... (more)

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by 1781 · about 8 hours ago

My 7 year old grandson has just been diagnosed with Whooping Cough. I am in fairly regular contact with him. Given that my increased Vit D3 intake seems to be providing me good common cold protection, (haven't had even a sniffle for years) could I... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · December 06, 2010 at 3:55 PM

I got the booster. It seemed like a pretty clear benefit to boost my immunity and help protect kids.

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by 115 · about 8 hours ago

The first minute after birth our physician wanted to give our baby a shot of vitamin K. We declined. Supposedly all babies (in Sweden) get that. During the first year they will give several shots of vaccine. Our baby got her first shots and cried... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 25, 2014 at 9:13 PM

We are having cases of pertusis in my county and even a few deaths.  WHY?  Because there is a high population of priviledged white people who consider themselves natural and who listen to a tv starlet saying that the vaccine against... (more)

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by 547 · about 8 hours ago

I live in Iceland and we have canned cod livers (in their own oils) and cod liver pate in all the grocery stores. I've started eating these 115g packs during my pregnancy instead of taking cod liver oil as I found I was unable to tolerate taking... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

I am in Los Angeles, and the month is June. The D-Minder iPhone app says solar noon is at 1pm, and the sun is at 80 degrees. It says this is a UV rating of 11, and it says go out in the sun for max 1-2 minutes. I am a light skinned Caucasian. ... (more)

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TheHealthyCornerStore 0 · June 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM

My first instinct was to answer NO immediately, but I checked with a couple of docs just to be safe. Considering your light skin, you won't need quite as long as someone with an average amount of pigment; however, you'll still want to get at least... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Its says its an app for ipad and iphone so probably not or does it work. Is there maybe any such program or app for your PC?

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I was on accutane for about a year - low dose 20mg. However I have been left with dry eyes and either dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis. I believe it is the latter. Accutane is a form of vitamin A. I read a few things on Vitamin D... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM

If anything Accutane appears to ramp up active vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxy) production. I don't think you can draw any conclusions about whether vitamin D treatment will clear Accutane faster than normal.

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

I sometimes have some level of depression. I'm on a diet between strict paleo and autoimmune protocol of Sarah Ballantyne and I had slight depression with this diet and 133 mg magnesium glycinate supplementation and 6 hours a week walking and... (more)

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Elizabeth_12 0 · December 07, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I'm no expert, but I have suffered from depression in the past and I am firmly of the belief that lifestyle intervention is a million times more powerful than ANYTHING you can put in your mouth. I was in a horribly dark place, and I took a month... (more)

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by 275 · about 9 hours ago

I have just had my vitamin D levels tested, they are at 74.5 nmol/L which is about 30ng/ ml (the measurement most people use). I want to boost my levels to 50ng/ ml. I have been taking D3 1000IU daily for many months. So I am thinking of... (more)

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zero_1 0 · September 16, 2013 at 3:07 PM

sorry for the doubles

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

I have been reading up on vitamins and wasn't aware that the vitamins that most people purchase are synthetic vitamins derived from other things and therefore are pretty much useless. I keep hearing about supplementing with K2 or supplementing... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 10, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Many vitamins are not a single molecule, but a number of related molecules that have similar function. B12 is a good example, you can have methyl-B12, cyano-B12, hydroxy-B12, or adenosyl-B12. They all get converted to active B12 in the body,... (more)

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by 134 · about 9 hours ago

For some reason, whenever I am exposed to lengthy periods of sunlight or when I double my daily intake of vitamin D to 20,000 IU, my rashes quickly disappear! (and come back again after a while). My questions though are: Why does this happen?... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 04, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The intake pathways for Vitamin D (sunlight or oral ingestion) are not identical, which could explain your need to "up" the dosage of oral Vitamin D to get the same effect. This is particularly telling for the treatment of a skin condition, as the... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Why do I get extreme muscle pain & muscle cramps when take vitamin D3 even small doses. I've only seen 2 sites online one an RN who says it's the calcium going into the bones (which can last months -yr) other is a scientific view where immune... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 01, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Sorry you are in so much pain! Are you supplementing Magnesium? Getting enough A and K in your diet? All three are cofactors for D3. I have a client who gets migraines with oral D3 by itself. No problem when Magnesium is taken at the same... (more)

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by 3789 · about 9 hours ago

I'm 49. I've never needed corrective lenses. I've been paleo for 3.5 years. Before paleo I was experiencing eyestrain and blurred vision and was ready to go to an ophthalmologist when I changed my diet and started taking D3. My eyesight got a lot... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · July 01, 2013 at 2:20 AM

We know that Vitamin D and its receptor was designed to make perfect use the natural physical and electomagnetic elements of light found on Earth around 600-700 million years ago. The opposite side of the see saw is Vitamin A in the form of... (more)

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by 1336 · about 9 hours ago

Much like different patches of skin throughout the body have different densities of nerve endings, I am wondering if similar disparities exist with regard to sun exposure and vitamin D production. For the sake of simplicity let's assume the entire... (more)

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by 157 · about 9 hours ago

I'm just curious about whether there is any evidence to show that a low fat diet leads to vitamin D deficiency. Both my parents have recently been told to take supplements and I'm suspicious that their low fat diets is part of the cause.

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elf27 0 · June 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM

I really like this article from stephan guyenet at wholehealthsource: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2010/04/magnesium-and-vitamin-d-metabolism.html I'm no expert but it seems like vitamin D absorption is really complicated and even... (more)

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by 2626 · about 9 hours ago

I've been reading about concerns regarding the ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D (particularly in the context of cod liver oil, but more generally as well -- it might explain the inconsistent findings about vitamin A and harm to health). To my... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM

be careful with Vitamin A and D.......they are quite misunderstood by most clinicians and researchers. Rarely do we need Vitamin A in supplement form. Read this for some back ground: http://www.jackkruse.com/cpc-6-pseudotumor-cerebri/ (more)

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by 529 · about 9 hours ago

Hello! I have recently been consuming somewhat large amounts of Vitamin A (1-3 tbsp cod-liver oil with D destroyed, presumably through processing, but 425-1500IU Vitamin A/tsp./1-3 days, .5 lb of grass-fed beef liver(once, not daily :-)),... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Lol, you are consuming 2-3 Tablespoons (my cod liver oil has 4300iu/teaspoon), and half a pound of grassfed liver per day. You should DEFINITELY be taking a d3 with that... Also, you should maybe calm down with the megadoses of vitamin a? Are you... (more)

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by 327 · about 9 hours ago

I've had ms for a while now and i recently started taking vitamin d and fish oil, which have done great things for me. A week after i started taking these supplements i started getting terrible acne on my forhead which i've never had before in my... (more)

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Christy_4 0 · April 29, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I am an esthetician who works almost exclusively with acne. Approximately 3 out of 10 of my clients who take fish oil supplements develop acne.

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by 3014 · about 9 hours ago

I seem to recall reading that people tan rather than burn. I'm very pale, but I used to neither tan nor burn without an ton of sun. Now I seem to burn more easily (sitting here writing this with a red, burned face). What are your experiences? (more)

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MN_John 0 · April 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I take Vitamin D and Astaxanathin, both are protective against UV damage. Eating a low polyunsaturated diet also helps. I use to get sunburns walking to my car! Now I can lay out in the middle of the day for hours! A huge, huge difference. I'm... (more)

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by 1981 · about 9 hours ago

I am going to be outside 24 hours a day until November, in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware and Connecticut. Should I bother continuing with vitamin D... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 13, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Depends. There are many variables. Are you sunbathing daily in a swimsuit or shorts for at least 20 min between 11-2 with a fair complexion? Then probably not for the D3. If you can't get enough liver on the road, then maybe to the CLO. Or... (more)

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by 43 · about 9 hours ago

I've noticed that a few here supplement with Vitamin D. The curious thing it that they're taking megadoses of it (much higher than the RDA). What's the paleo justification for this? How would our ancestors have had such a high dose of D3? And... (more)

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PaleoRocks 0 · March 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM

The RDA is too low.

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all, I came here recently looking for some advice around stress/anxiety/panic and helpful supplements. I saw Vitamin D recommended a lot for these things. In the past when I was very sick (physically, but mental health also going downhill) I... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 14, 2013 at 5:04 AM

I have also had issues with anxiety, sleep, and stress, and have noticed a definite relationship between vitamin D, sun exposure, and mood. Basically in the winter I start to get cranky and edgy right around the equinox (when the days start to... (more)

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by 1195 · about 9 hours ago

http://www.pureencapsulations.com/media/CortisolCalm.pdf It looks like mainly D3, a little Vit C and some herbal extracts. Taking ZMA at night and D3 in the morning has improved my sleep tremendously, but I still wake up to pee once a night... (more)

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paleocurious_1 0 · February 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

The D3 amounts seem a little light, you'd still need another supplement if you don't get a lot of sun. I know folks who swear by Rescue Remedy, but that's for more acute anxiety. I tend to take a straight magnesium citrate supplement if I need... (more)

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