I just read a decent MedPage Today article by a researcher that states that it's more beneficial to regularly take vitamin D-even if the dosage is low. They only studied Vitamin D taken orally. In the comments people talked about their own results-including side effects from too much vitamin D. I think that Vitamin D has so much going for it, but that's been known since the 1930s and that's why the FDA has vitamin D in milk. I always buy milk with vitamin D.
7 Jul 2012
Exactly. But the amount in dairy products is not as high as many need. You gotta drink a lot of milk, and that is a lotta calories. For calcium supplements to be metabolized properly, an organic form of calcium, like dairy or broccoli, must also be present. Calcium supplements are pretty much chalk. Whether from sea shells or talc, once purified it is a white mineral. That is why it is important to get supplements from well documented sources and never from China. They take the cheap way out and lots of impurities are present that can cause harm. We all know about their use of melamine as a filler and the damage it does. Lead is also white...
I have seen people say they pick up whatever is cheap. Scares the heck out of me. I am too ill to take such foolish risks. no one should.
That is my two cents worth. Please consider. Karen
8 Jul 2012
They are finding that vitamin D undernourishment is causing a lot of chronic pain problems for many people. When my legs were hurting so badly years ago that I could barely walk, they finally gave me a vit. D blood test, and found out that I had negligible amounts in my system!! It took MONTHS of 50,000IU/day to get my levels back up to normal, but beware. You have to have your levels in the MIDDLE of the normal range (depending on the lab, depends on the levels). If you are on the "low normal", you are too low. Too many doctors don't know this yet, but what your body is doing is taking the Vit. D from your bones to supplement what your system needs.
they are finding out that this is one of the most important supplements that people need to take!! In fact, they are thinking of raising the RDA AGAIN from 400mg/day then they raised it to 600mg./day, and finally various agencies are pushing for1,000mg/day!! Since I have such a tendency to be low, and need constant testing and additional 50,000 IU sometimes three times a week, sometimes twice a week, I just take 4,000IU daily. this has stopped the ups and downs that I get. As you get older, you absorb less and less, not only through your skin from the sun (which is the BEST Vit. D), but from your 'gut' too!
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