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    My level was 18 and my doctor prescribed 2000IU once a week. I decided to take 10000IU every day and went from 18 to 42 in 6 months. I like the liquid D better than taking the capsules. 10 drops = 10000IU. The depressing part is that since I work outside, I figured my D levels would be great.
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    this is a quirky but true fact about mushrooms which are a good source of vitamin D. expose them to UV light for at least 5 minutes and it increases the bio-availabilty massively- either us a uv lamp or stick them in the sun. Alfalfa is also an excellent but little known source. liver you probably already know about but you may not know that bio-availabilty is also increased when the vitamin source ,either dietary or supplemental, is taken with fats (that's why it is added to milk). I see you cant do milk but if butters ok you could try the bullet proof coffee (or use the magical bacon!)
    losing weight also helps as vit d can get stuck in our own body fat where its no use whatsover, but i cont know- you might already be trim
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbDodger View Post
    this is a quirky but true fact about mushrooms which are a good source of vitamin D. expose them to UV light for at least 5 minutes and it increases the bio-availabilty massively- either us a uv lamp or stick them in the sun. Alfalfa is also an excellent but little known source. liver you probably already know about but you may not know that bio-availabilty is also increased when the vitamin source ,either dietary or supplemental, is taken with fats (that's why it is added to milk). I see you cant do milk but if butters ok you could try the bullet proof coffee (or use the magical bacon!)
    losing weight also helps as vit d can get stuck in our own body fat where its no use whatsover, but i cont know- you might already be trim

    Thanks for the info on mushrooms, I eat them everyday-going to put them outside for a bit before eating
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    Anyone with a Thyroid issue should be taking together with their vitamin D3, Vitamin b, C, Magnesium, Zinc and Selenium. Selenium is a huge issue - everyone should be taking this in most countries which have low levels in their soils.

    There is also the Iodine issue which I believe we should be taking, but others differ in this opinion.

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    Took the Vit D3 liquid as suggested and yesterday my dr said it is too high! 61 isn't too high is it? I thought she would be happy that it's up!

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    ^61 is great, that's definitely not too high. The new "medical standard" has been lowered recently. Anything under 90 (maybe it's 80) is great!
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    Modern day hunter gatherers have been measured recently and the Vitamin D Council recommends a range of 50-60 ng/ml based on those findings. Your D level is perfect!

    How much are you taking now? You may be able to reduce your intake slightly to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Docs generally prescribe D2, which can be poorly converted to D3, the form that the body uses.

    Great info at Vitamin D | Vitamin D Council | Providing information on vitamin D
    They do??! That is redic! Why would they do that...what a waste.

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    RDA ranges are often useless or at best misleading. I started learning about RDA ranges with Vit. D. The RDA is about 15 - 100. Now there's a range for you. So I started googling and learned a lot of interesting facts. Ultimately I found that the Optimal Range is 80 - 90. That's a whale of a difference. Some researchers are now using that term - Optimal Range. At least it's some improvement.

    Mine was 13 when I started this. My doctor thought that was OK. I started taking Vit. D3 from fish sources. 3 months later it was 31. I hope to get up to at least 70 - 80. I'm taking 8000 iu / day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbDodger View Post
    this is a quirky but true fact about mushrooms which are a good source of vitamin D. expose them to UV light for at least 5 minutes and it increases the bio-availabilty massively- either us a uv lamp or stick them in the sun. Alfalfa is also an excellent but little known source. liver you probably already know about but you may not know that bio-availabilty is also increased when the vitamin source ,either dietary or supplemental, is taken with fats (that's why it is added to milk). I see you cant do milk but if butters ok you could try the bullet proof coffee (or use the magical bacon!)
    losing weight also helps as vit d can get stuck in our own body fat where its no use whatsover, but i cont know- you might already be trim
    Only problem is that mushrooms have D2.

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