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How much Vitamin D (living in Europe)?

Commented on February 20, 2014
Created February 19, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Hey!

So I thought I would just try supplementing with Vitamin D to see if I would feel any better, not sure if I really need it, but I'm never out in the sun and trying won't do any harm I guess. I live in germany and bought a package which recommends one pill daily which contains 800 IU. Isn't this too little? I red people on ph do take about 2000 IU a day. What do you think?

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on February 20, 2014
at 08:16 PM

Ah I see on the D2/3. I agree too, it's a tad suspicious how many things that are good for us, such as fat, meat and sunlight, have been vilified.

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on February 20, 2014
at 07:46 PM

I seem to remember hearing that sources of vitamin D other than sunlight, are not very effective.

You might be recalling D2. D3, while not quite as effective as sunlight, is much closer and much better than nothing.

Regardless, sunlight is still best, when and where possible. The hypothesis is that when getting sun your skin also synthesizes cholesterol sulfate and D3 sulfate, which are supposedly quite good for you, too.

It's telling ... to me, at least ... how few dietary sources of Vit D there are. We were meant to get some sun, just not to the point of burning. We will one day look back on our "experts" telling us to avoid the sun, even as our health foundered and rickets returned, and class that advice alongside astrology, alchemy and absolute power.

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on February 20, 2014
at 08:16 PM

Ah I see on the D2/3. I agree too, it's a tad suspicious how many things that are good for us, such as fat, meat and sunlight, have been vilified.

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on February 20, 2014
at 06:40 PM

I seem to remember hearing that sources of vitamin D other than sunlight, are not very effective.

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on February 19, 2014
at 09:04 PM

800 is pretty low. I personally take 2000 IU/day, but have taken more in the past. I do agree that it is a good idea to get your levels checked. But I don't think 800/day would do much for me.

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on February 19, 2014
at 09:02 PM

Good source of info on D http://www.grassrootshealth.net/

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on February 19, 2014
at 07:54 PM

Get your vitamin D level checked first then go from there. You may have to adjust your dosage as needed.

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