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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by dualstow » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:21 pm

I haven’t read through this thread, but Smithers, how much Vitamin D do you take at once?
After some cursory reading, I ordered some since I don’t have access to the salmon I was buying pre-corona.
I only got 600 iu pills. In fact, they’re children’s vitamins. O0

As they say in Chinese, too much is too little.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by Smith1776 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:25 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:21 pm
I haven’t read through this thread, but Smithers, how much Vitamin D do you take at once?
After some cursory reading, I ordered some since I don’t have access to the salmon I was buying pre-corona.
I only got 600 iu pills. In fact, they’re children’s vitamins. O0

As they say in Chinese, too much is too little.
Currently taking 1800 IUs daily! This was on the recommendation of my family doctor.

To be fair, from what I was told, we Canadians need a lot of Vitamin D because of our lack of sun exposure. Those of you guys south of the border probably don't need as much.

I get 800 IUs from my multivitamin, and an additional 1000 from the dedicated Vitamin D supplement.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by dualstow » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:42 pm

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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by pugchief » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:39 am

Yep, my doctor told me to take 2000 IU / day after my blood levels at a winter physical were on the low side. The further south you live (as long as you are outside a fair amount) the less you need to supplement.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by Mark Leavy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:57 am

Strictly for the purposes of this virus season, I did 2 days in a row of 50,000 IU VD3, followed by daily 5,000 IU. That's too high for long term use, but I'll probably maintain it for a few months.

Normally I get enough sunshine that I don't supplement. I'll probably stop again when I can get back to some summer sunshine.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by dualstow » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:05 am

50,000! Was that an experiment, Mark, or did that come from research?
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by Mark Leavy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:17 am

dualstow wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:05 am
50,000! Was that an experiment, Mark, or did that come from research?
I don't know how widespread the recommendation is, but a lot of professionals attack the first sign of any flu like symptoms with a Vitamin D Hammer

Here's a bit from the abstract...
A colleague of mine and I have introduced vitamin D at doses that have achieved greater than 100 nmol/L in most of our patients for the past number of years, and we now see very few patients in our clinics with the flu or influenzalike illness. In those patients who do have influenza, we have treated them with the vitamin D hammer, as coined by my colleague. This is a 1-time 50 000 IU dose of vitamin D3 or 10 000 IU 3 times daily for 2 to 3 days. The results are dramatic, with complete resolution of symptoms in 48 to 72 hours. One-time doses of vitamin D at this level have been used safely and have never been shown to be toxic.8 We urgently need a study of this intervention. The cost of vitamin D is about a penny for 1000 IU, so this treatment costs less than a dollar.
I don't have symptoms, but I figured it couldn't hurt.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by dualstow » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:27 am

Wow.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by Mark Leavy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:18 am

dualstow wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:27 am
Wow.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:01 pm

I'm on that D too. Probably don't have enough to support Mark's level of abuse, but I need to get more anyways. I like the chewable grape-flavored ones.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by dualstow » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:33 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:01 pm
I'm on that D too. Probably don't have enough to support Mark's level of abuse, but I need to get more anyways. I like the chewable grape-flavored ones.
I have dissolvable watermelon ones, if only because everything else was over 600 IU.
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Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:35 pm

Not everyone can handle the D.

EDIT but also, goddamn dinosaur vitamins are great.
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