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  • Vitamin D- The superhero cold kicker

    So I recall recently reading that vitamin d helps kick a head cold in the nuts. My 3yo is struggling with projectile bogos right now. What form of vitamin d can I give her and how much? All we have is D3 5000 mg tablets, but I don't know that she can really take those like we can. Suggestions would be great!
    --Trish (Bork)
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    I've popped a hole in a D1000 and put in my son's coconut milk when he had signs of illness. Otherwise he get the contents of one cod liver oil in his milk.

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    • #3
      there are drops in oil that work great that i give to both my kids. they don't mind the taste. if you have a whole foods or sprouts you can get them there though they are way more expensive than online...
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      • #4
        Will hit up my local health food stores tomorrow and look for said drops. It did occur to me to grind up a 5k pill super fine and dissolve it in some C-Boost juice, but I wasn't sure how that would affect absorption & what not.
        --Trish (Bork)
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        • #5
          I fidn that coconut oil and Omega3 has really helped keeping the colds at bay this winter. 3 kids and not one of them got sick!

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          • #6
            Yes..the drops work great for my two year old!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Glamorama View Post
              I fidn that coconut oil and Omega3 has really helped keeping the colds at bay this winter. 3 kids and not one of them got sick!
              Unfortunately, she & her daddy are very anti-coconut (just hate the taste and smell). I can get her to Barleans omega swirl, but that has 6 & 9 in it, too
              --Trish (Bork)
              TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
              http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
              FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                Unfortunately, she & her daddy are very anti-coconut (just hate the taste and smell). I can get her to Barleans omega swirl, but that has 6 & 9 in it, too
                My twins, aged 4.5, only very recently started to be able to swallow my capsules of O3, but prior to that they were taking the crappy flavoured kids-version. Mine like CO, but not when its soft and melted. I have to keep it in the fridge now that Australia is getting hot!

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                • #9
                  I heard vitamin D3 in tablet form isn't absorbed well at all. Liquid is the way to go.
                  You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                  • #10
                    I can't speak of the quality and it's probably not the best form, but I give my kids Jarrow D3 gummies. I figure it might be better than nothing.

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                    • #11
                      I use Nature's Answer D-3 drops - they're less than 10$ on iherb and have 4000IU in two drops. You could add them to any beverage or just drops on the tongue - they don't really taste like anything - it's just VIt D and EVOO.

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                      • #12
                        Off to see if I can locate some vitamin d3 oil this morning! thank you all
                        --Trish (Bork)
                        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                          I heard vitamin D3 in tablet form isn't absorbed well at all. Liquid is the way to go.
                          Grumpy,

                          you heard right. Vit D3 should be oil based geltabs to be effective, or in liquid form per Dr. Davis. Search his site for Vitamin D3:
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                          Dr. Bork,

                          Best prices & best selections for D3 Liquid here:
                          http://www.vitacost.com/productResul...tt=liquid%20d3

                          Grizz
                          Last edited by Grizz; 10-21-2011, 08:16 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Just started using this one (Thorne D + K2) and it has been great. 2-year old takes it with no problems. It's a bit pricey but contains 1200 servings (drops) and I like the added K2.
                            Amazon.com: Thorne Research - Vitamin D/K2 liquid - 1 oz: Health & Personal Care

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by smartierthanthou View Post
                              I use Nature's Answer D-3 drops - they're less than 10$ on iherb and have 4000IU in two drops. You could add them to any beverage or just drops on the tongue - they don't really taste like anything - it's just VIt D and EVOO.
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