Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31

Thread: Very Low Vit D page 3

  1. #21
    Blackbird's Avatar
    Blackbird is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    220
    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.
    "Wait! I'll fix it!"
    "Problems always disappear in the presence of a technician."
    "If you can't improvise, what are you doing out in the field?"

  2. #22
    CarbDodger's Avatar
    CarbDodger is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    784
    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
    Last edited by CarbDodger; 05-08-2013 at 03:23 PM.

  3. #23
    mom23kids's Avatar
    mom23kids is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    michigan
    Posts
    237
    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
    *~Sara~*

  4. #24
    Rueben's Avatar
    Rueben is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    148
    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.

  5. #25
    umm7's Avatar
    umm7 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    172
    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!

  6. #26
    namelesswonder's Avatar
    namelesswonder is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    MA, USA
    Posts
    12,405
    ^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!
    Journal on depression/anxiety
    Curing IBS-C with Vitamin C and magnesium citrate.

  7. #27
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Dragonfly is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Port Townsend, Washington
    Posts
    3,736
    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.

  8. #28
    spk's Avatar
    spk
    spk is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington - US
    Posts
    401
    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.

  9. #29
    Cryptocode's Avatar
    Cryptocode is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Norco, California
    Posts
    1,341
    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.
    "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

  10. #30
    Kegas76's Avatar
    Kegas76 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    263
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    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.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •