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Is there enough vitamin D in Green Pasture fermented cod liver oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

If I take the recommended dose of Green Pasture FCLO each day, would it be redundant to also take a basic vitamin D supplement in pill form? Do any of you take both?

So many people talk about supplementing with vitamin D, to the extent that it seems rather crucial, so I'm wondering whether I'm covered with just the FCLO or whether I should be taking a D3 supplement in pill form as well?

Thanks.

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on March 24, 2013
at 12:56 PM

The Vitamin D Council recommends 1000 IUs of D3 per 25 lbs of body weight as a maintenance dose( from all sources) once you are replete. I am 130 lbs and take 6,000 IUs to maintain.

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on March 24, 2013
at 06:46 AM

Thanks again for your suggestion. I started 4000 UI a day of Carlsons Solar D Gems. Planning on getting my levels tested shortly. Does 4000 UI sound reasonable as a starting point? What do you take for maintenance? (I realize the true answer will include trial and error while testing my levels periodically; I'm just asking for a baseline.) Thanks!

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on March 08, 2013
at 12:24 AM

These black box supplements can be a little dicey. I guess the same could be said for the retinol content of liver though.

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on February 23, 2013
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Thanks for the response. I'll start a D3 supplement and see what happens. It's winter at the moment, and I haven't gotten almost any sun in months, so I'm probably overdue for this addition to my supplementation routine...

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on February 22, 2013
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Not in the winter of Minnesota it isn't!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 21, 2013
at 07:36 PM

Best to get your D3 blood level tested, so you aren't supplementing blindly. Good range is 50-60 ng/ml or 60-80 ng/ml if you have any inflammatory condition.

More info at www.vitamindcouncil.org

There is usually not enough D3 in FCLO (without taking a LOT) for most adults unless you are able to make the rest up via sun exposure. The A to D ratio in CLO is not evolutionarily sound, so I don't recommend it to clients unless they won't eat liver.

If you can't get enough sun, definitely take a D3 supplement in addition to the FCLO (or you could simply eat liver once a week and drop the FCLO altogether--much cheaper!)

I take Carlsons Solar D Gems. Cheap on iherb.com.

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on February 23, 2013
at 05:07 AM

Thanks for the response. I'll start a D3 supplement and see what happens. It's winter at the moment, and I haven't gotten almost any sun in months, so I'm probably overdue for this addition to my supplementation routine...

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on March 24, 2013
at 12:56 PM

The Vitamin D Council recommends 1000 IUs of D3 per 25 lbs of body weight as a maintenance dose( from all sources) once you are replete. I am 130 lbs and take 6,000 IUs to maintain.

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0

(266)

on March 24, 2013
at 06:46 AM

Thanks again for your suggestion. I started 4000 UI a day of Carlsons Solar D Gems. Planning on getting my levels tested shortly. Does 4000 UI sound reasonable as a starting point? What do you take for maintenance? (I realize the true answer will include trial and error while testing my levels periodically; I'm just asking for a baseline.) Thanks!

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on February 21, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Get sun on your skin over a large part of your body, even 5-10 min 2-3x weekly. It's the bestest way for Vitamin D.

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on February 22, 2013
at 01:55 AM

Not in the winter of Minnesota it isn't!

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