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Offline ND Martin

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Vitamin D...
« on: February 04, 2013, 11:29:59 PM »
Our bodies synthesize vitamin D from exposure to sunlight--10-20k IU in a half-hour of whole-body exposure.  (Less of course if you're not nekkid ;-))  The FDA and the medical establishment in the US stresses a minimal 600-800IU/day daily requirement and only permits claims that it reduces risk of osteoporosis.  But Vitamin D does much, much more and it helps improve resistance to the flu and other infectious diseases.

I'm not going to list its benefits here, but the Vitamin D Council and Natural News are decent starting points for more information.

I take 5000 IU of vitamin D3 supplements twice daily.  My physician approves and my serum D levels are checked whenever I have my blood tested (a few times each year).

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 06:00:53 AM »
Here is western PA....because lack of sunshine, we are really deficient in Vitamin D...and everyone of my co-workers including myself are on vitamin D...some of us have perscription form.  Not only do we get lack of sunshine, but we also work in a windowless room day after day.   Because of a lack of vitamin D...this area is very susceptable to SADD..  lets see if I remember what the acronymn is for...Seasonal Affective Depression Disorder...or something like that.
I here that vitamin D is the "new" vitamin c
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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 08:49:11 AM »
I take 5000 units of Vitamin-D daily, as well.  It's fairly difficult to develop hypervitiminosis-D (OD on the vitamin) so it's very low risk for the benefit.
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Do I treat Glocks like I treat my lawn mowers?  No, I treat them worse.  I treat my defensive weapons like my fire extinguishers and smoke detector - annual maintenance and I expect them to work when needed

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 12:12:36 PM »
Actually, I take 10k....5k each at breaks and dins.  Take a daily multivitamin with a handful of other supplements like garlic, krill oil, plant stanols/sterols, flaxseed and of course a baby aspirin.   I don't get flu shots and haven't had a cold or flu for years.  Like the optimist sez as he falls from the tall building...'so far, so good!' ;-))
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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 12:25:37 PM »
I take 10,000 units of D3 a day, at bed time.

Of course, I take a lot of supplements.... ;D
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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 07:52:12 PM »
I'm not much of a supplement taker, but I do take a 1000 iu of D3 every day. I've suffered from depression the last few winters - not as much sunshine as we used to have - & someone suggested the vitamin D. I'm not sure if it's working or it's the change in my diet to low-carb, but the D is going to be a part of my winter regimen from now on. It's way cheaper than the lights & I don't feel like digging a hole & burying myself in it.  ;D
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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 08:58:56 PM »
Vit D and obesity:

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001383

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These findings suggest that a higher BMI leads to a lower vitamin D status whereas any effects of low vitamin D status on BMI are likely to be small. That is, these findings provide evidence for obesity as a causal factor in the development of vitamin D deficiency but not for vitamin D deficiency as a causal factor in the development of obesity. These findings suggest that population-level interventions to reduce obesity should lead to a reduction in the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and highlight the importance of monitoring and treating vitamin D deficiency as a means of alleviating the adverse influences of obesity on health.


I'll still take my 5000 iu, for other reasons
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Do I treat Glocks like I treat my lawn mowers?  No, I treat them worse.  I treat my defensive weapons like my fire extinguishers and smoke detector - annual maintenance and I expect them to work when needed

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 09:40:34 PM »
Well, isn't this just peachy...

BLUFF:   We don't know what strength if any Vit D has


http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1570096


Yes, I'm a physician.  No, I'm not YOUR physician.  Nothing I say here is medical advice.

Do I treat Glocks like I treat my lawn mowers?  No, I treat them worse.  I treat my defensive weapons like my fire extinguishers and smoke detector - annual maintenance and I expect them to work when needed

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 12:27:49 AM »
Well, isn't this just peachy...

BLUFF:   We don't know what strength if any Vit D has


http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1570096




Yeah, I saw that somewhere else too. I thought it was really special that they tell you it's likely you're buying bogus vit D tablets and then leave you clueless as to who might be making them or what brand, etc.

So great, should we run out and buy a laboratory so we can figure it out ourselves? If that's all they were going to say why'd they even bring it up?
O.G.

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 10:15:03 AM »
The info is probably in the full report.  What has been posted is just the abstract.  The source is behind JAMA's paywall. I can get into Medscape, but not JAMA.

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
While knowing which brands they tested might be interesting, there are so many brands out there, and there is such a total lack of oversight/control on 'food supplements' that one batch that might be good from Brand-A doesn't mean that the next batch will be.  Or that a bad batch means all from that brand are bad.

Yes, I'm a physician.  No, I'm not YOUR physician.  Nothing I say here is medical advice.

Do I treat Glocks like I treat my lawn mowers?  No, I treat them worse.  I treat my defensive weapons like my fire extinguishers and smoke detector - annual maintenance and I expect them to work when needed

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 02:01:39 PM »
There is a major opportunity for an enterprising biochemist to come up with some simple testing protocols for vitamins and allergens.  Think of an indicator for peanut oil or MSG, or a color-match indication for Vitamin D concentration.  Dreamland stuff, really.  If it was easy...well, you know.

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Re: Vitamin D...
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 11:39:13 PM »
There is a major opportunity for an enterprising biochemist to come up with some simple testing protocols for vitamins and allergens.  Think of an indicator for peanut oil or MSG, or a color-match indication for Vitamin D concentration.  Dreamland stuff, really.  If it was easy...well, you know.

They should do it for peanut, gluten, milk, soy, egg, and fish first.

My sister would pay good money for a way to test prepared food for allergens she is sensitive to.  I think many others would as well.

A test for horsemeat would go over well in the UK right now, too.


 


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