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  • #16
    Originally posted by cillakat View Post
    That's totally fine. I really like the solgar ones. Fish liver oil is only a problem when there are huge amounts of A - like 10:1, 5:1....maybe even 2:1. But fish liver oil D is fine. and even a little A in there is a good thing, not a bad thing.

    Do yours have A?
    I just checked the label and they don't appear to have any A in them.

    Thanks so much Cillakat- you're the best!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Phil-SC View Post
      I too had a vitamin D deficiency, based upon my lab results. I taking~ 4000 IU a days, and this resolved the problem.

      I have tried 2x of this dosage amount, but started to get some acne flare-ups, which subsided after I dropped back to the previous dosage range. Now...I admittedly cannot provide any hard proof of a medical link to this little nuisance problem...it was just my personal experience, and in my case, anything that gets my "bubble a little off plumb" seems to cause this.
      Vitamin D is generally an effective acne treatment. Fish oil supplements, on the other hand, increase breakouts for many with acne-prone skin. I've seen it discussed a million times. So, it could be the fish oil in the D supplements that's giving you trouble. I had to switch up my brand of D a couple of times because I kept getting cystic acne from the ones that contained any fish oil.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Primal Babe View Post
        So I *HAVE* to be tested?
        Primal Babe,

        Cillakat cannot be faulted for her advice. She is very precise and correct by any method you care to look at in my earlier post.

        However as you can also see in my earlier post, professional opinions do vary widely.

        I should mention a good friend whose doctor told him to take 20,000 IU Vitamin D3 Geltabs daily "To Be Sure to Get Enough." He has been taking 20,000 IU daily for > 2 years now, with no problems, & no blood testing. Is his doctor incompetent? Is my friend going to DIE from overdose? As you can see in my earlier post, the D-Council says that overdose requires 40,000 IU daily, so my friend is no where near overdose. Also, all experts do agree that the biggest risk is from not enough Vitamin D. This is why his doctor prescribed 20,000 IU daily. D-Council warns that although rare, some people could overdose on 10,000 IU daily, even though they have never seen such a case. My friend is just lucky he is not one of those rare cases.

        Who has the BEST advice? Cillakat, of course. I am just posting this because not everyone is so precise and correct as Cillakat. We are very lucky to have her advice here. Do you want to take chances like my friend & his doctor, or do you want to be certain with blood testing. That is up to you.

        My wife & I are winging it at 10,000 IU Daily, with no adverse symptoms, but we are planning on getting our blood tested sooner or later with the at-home test kit recommended by Cillakat. Then we can adjust our dosage up or down as needed.

        Best to you,
        Grizz
        Last edited by Grizz; 11-07-2010, 02:29 PM.

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        • #19
          Another avid vitamin D researcher here! With due respect to Cillakat and Grizz, I have slightly different take on testing.

          I've taken 8,000 IUs for just over a year and my husband has taken 12,000 IUs for the same period, without testing. I am getting a test out of curiosity, (thanks to a discounted one I found on CillaKat's thread!) but frankly, if you are taking less than a toxic amount and aren't getting a lot of sun, why not follow the dosage suggestions and listen to your body? If you start out at 4,000-5,000 IUs and are still getting colds, etc, then try increasing the dosage.. See how you feel. This is more primal, IMO! My husband feels great on his 12,000 IUs-and sees no need to test.
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          • #20
            What is the difference between g and iu?
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            • #21
              Get your D levels tested, go from there. I just had mine tested 2 weeks ago and with effectively no sunlight exposure I'm just about at a perfect level at 5k IU's a day (most days, I generally don't take them on the weekends, I just kinda use the weekends as a supplement break, no real reason just nice not swallowing a billion pills heh).
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              • #22
                Originally posted by biko View Post
                What is the difference between g and iu?
                2200IU = 55 g (according to the label on my bottle of D)

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                • #23
                  g = micrograms.

                  Yes, Vitamin D, 1 IU = 0.025 microgram
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                  • #24
                    I have been taking D3 drops, are they ok? 1000 iu per drop x 4. They are called Delicious D. Ingredients are Vit D3, and additives are medium chain triglycerides from coconut, I presume coconut oil and natural cinnamon.
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                    • #25
                      5000 iu/day but not religiously. Gloomy Gloucestershire but I can't afford to go somewhere sunny!
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                        Some of the hypothryoid folks I know are having *such* a hard time getting their levels up even with uberhigh doses. But not all.... I wish there was an easy guideline but there doesn't seem to be - aside from "1000 IU per 25 lbs body weight then test every three months"
                        I know i'm quoting a 2 year old post, but this has been my experience. I supplemented about 15,000iu a day for over a few months, and my levels are still only in the 40s.

                        I've run out, but when I decide to repurchase again, I may go with the drops. I was doing a liquid capsule with MCT carrier oil.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Nivanthe View Post
                          I know i'm quoting a 2 year old post, but this has been my experience. I supplemented about 15,000iu a day for over a few months, and my levels are still only in the 40s.

                          I've run out, but when I decide to repurchase again, I may go with the drops. I was doing a liquid capsule with MCT carrier oil.
                          You may find that your levels go up accordingly if you switch to sublingual drops or microtablets. Sometimes there's an absorption problem when taking oral medications so taking it sublingually might make a difference.
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                          • #28
                            I've seen it suggested in a blog post that too much D can impair the immune system (as well as too little). Could there be anything to that, do you think?

                            (The blogger had one personal anecdote in support; so do I. There was also a theoretical basis, but nothing I was qualified to judge.)

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Hilary View Post
                              I've seen it suggested in a blog post that too much D can impair the immune system (as well as too little). Could there be anything to that, do you think?

                              (The blogger had one personal anecdote in support; so do I. There was also a theoretical basis, but nothing I was qualified to judge.)
                              Chris Kresser has reduced the serum level he recommends to 30-40ng/dL, iirc

                              I was taking 5000iu per day and eating the livers of fish I catch. Ended up at 192 nmol/L (78ng/dL) so have reduced the dose. No immune issues so far

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by ryanmercer View Post
                                g = micrograms.

                                Yes, Vitamin D, 1 IU = 0.025 microgram
                                So I can / should take two of these a day while on the bottle it says one a day?
                                The bottle also says 'extra strong' @ 25 g.
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