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Vitamin D Questions

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by 1159 · about 5 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 5 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 75 · about 5 hours ago

Trying to find good quality supplements for the few I do take. Occasionally use Jarrow and NOW but I find their quality can be hit and miss. Anyone have good or bad experiences with this company? See they have the GMP standard going for them, but... (more)

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by 547 · about 5 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 476 · about 5 hours ago

My vit D is 30 ng... Any reason why this would be?Im also supplementing fermented cod liver oil, i've read the vit A can antagonize vit D....

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moors 0 · July 19, 2014 at 7:12 PM

If you bathe frequently that may be the reason. Don't brush or soap your skin where possible.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Just have a question related to vitamin D/magnesium supplementation.I tried supplementing with vitamin D a while ago, but experienced great anxiety and a jittery feeling as a result so stopped immediately. After conducting some research, I now... (more)

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JJJunior 0 · June 13, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thank you for all the replies so far, it's much appreciated and all the advice given has been duly noted.I tried the Vitamin D with magnesium today, and thankfully everything appears to be fine now - no anxiety which is great. Just one more... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 5 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 5 hours ago

Hi! I bought a 10,000 DUI vitamin D3 supplement that comes in a soft gel. The only ingredients are safflower oil, gelatin, and sunflower oil. The alternative was a tablet that only comes in up to 2,000DUI and contains far more ingredients,... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 09, 2014 at 1:28 AM

That's such a minuscule amount of vegetable oils, you're fine. I like thorne's products -- http://thorne.com/Products/Circulatory-Support/Cardiovascular_Health/prd~D168.jsp They're good about avoiding magnesium stearate. (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Never taken a Vitamin D supplement but I wanna start now that winter is around the corner and there's less sunlight overall -- and even when there is sunlight, it's too damn cold to sunbathe. I've had seasonal depression or winter blues in... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · November 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Carlson's Super Daily D3 Contains: Cholecalciferol, d-alpha tocopherol, Medium chain triglyceride oil (coconut and palm source).

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by 58 · about 5 hours ago

I'm confused as to how the body functions really. I mean say I am deficient in Vitamin D and A. A deficiency, is from not getting these over time, and since these are fat soluble the body stores them. So say I take 5,000 IU of each a day, but... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Just normalize your eating, that's all you need to do 99% of the time.

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by 58 · about 5 hours ago

I'm REALLY confused about Vitamin A and D. I have keratosis pillars and Acne, which I have been able to control being gluten, dairy, and 80% paleo, and with the help of turmeric, zinc, taking Vitamins, and increasing stomach acid (probiotics... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Problem is you're trying to consume your vitamin D when the natural thing is to synthesize it yourself.

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by 5 · about 5 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 0 · about 5 hours ago

Hi everyone. Where can i get whole30 friendly d3 supplements in the uk? Also how/when is best to take? As in should I consume with a particular type of food? Thanks

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diogrwydd 0 · October 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM

does it make a difference from which source the d3 extract originates? So many options out there I'm a bit lost to he honest! Also, what is everyones opinions in regards to glycerine content in the casing etc...are there alternatives that are... (more)

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by 275 · about 5 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 275 · about 5 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 134 · about 5 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 12677 · about 5 hours ago

I've been getting some sunshine lately, enjoying those vitamin D making rays, but I've been curious if there's any way to make more vitamin D from the same amount of sun exposure. One possibility that occurred to me is the availability of vitamin... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Interesting question! I suspect that protein may play a role from reading this article: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/12/vitamin-d-and-uv-fluctuations-2.html And here's a blog post I wrote on the general topic of optimizing sun... (more)

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by 3789 · about 5 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 1346 · about 5 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 2626 · about 5 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 5 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 5 hours ago

Apparently people are sunbathing mushrooms and it produces vitamin d2. Does anyone know if it's worth the five dollar price ?

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andrew 0 · May 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I routinely place vegetables and fruit - mushrooms, greens, salads, onions, strawberries etc etc - into a sunny place a few hours before I plan to eat them. I am so pleased to read that mushrooms develop vitamin D from doing this! I just feel that... (more)

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by 327 · about 6 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 6 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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