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Since Vitamin D is not a vitamin, what should it be called?

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Created August 31, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Since Vitamin D is not a vitamin, what should it be called?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Aah...that could mean anything above 20 ng/ml. As him for the number. Optimal is 50-60 ng/ml if you are healthy, 60-80 ng/ml if you have an inflammatory condition. It's best not to supplement blindly, since D is fat-soluble. If you go to www.vitamindcouncil.org you will find more info.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on August 31, 2012
at 09:38 PM

Should retinol be called vitamin A? We can produce it in the body, we just need some carotene.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 31, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I don't know... the doctor told me it was "within range".

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:52 PM

Read this: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/what-is-vitamin-d/

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:51 PM

What is your D3 blood level?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Non-physiologic means that we would be unlikely to encounter CLO's ratio of A to D in daily life. Much more likely to have more D (from sun) than A (from liver/greens) available.

C250cd5da05ca54ad3133630ff614573

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:49 PM

It's produced by the body, so it's not a vitamin.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:35 PM

I know, I wrote it down from last time, but I cannot get Carlsons :( I don't know what is non-physiologic ratio, but I will take your word for it. My blood is fine, but I don't think it will hurt, will it?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:30 PM

And if you want a good D3 supplement, I recommend Carlsons Solar D Gems. The D3 is extracted from CLO & sheep's lanolin.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:29 PM

VB- CLO has a non-physiologic ratio of A to D, so I prefer oil-based D3 if supplementation is needed (get a blood test!) and I get my A from weekly liver.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Uhh what? I'm pretty sure vitamin D meets the definition of a vitamin.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Dragonfly, I have a question for you. I bought vitamin D (solgar) and cod liver oil. Which one is better - vitamin D or cod liver oil? I kind of think cod liver oil because it is natural, but... I don't really know. What is your take on it?

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:09 PM

I've heard it called a pre-hormone, hormone precursor, and a hormone in various places. Given the wide range of synergistic effects in the body, I would be inclined to call it a hormone.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 31, 2012
at 09:22 PM

I don't know... the doctor told me it was "within range".

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 31, 2012
at 08:35 PM

I know, I wrote it down from last time, but I cannot get Carlsons :( I don't know what is non-physiologic ratio, but I will take your word for it. My blood is fine, but I don't think it will hurt, will it?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 08:29 PM

VB- CLO has a non-physiologic ratio of A to D, so I prefer oil-based D3 if supplementation is needed (get a blood test!) and I get my A from weekly liver.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 31, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Dragonfly, I have a question for you. I bought vitamin D (solgar) and cod liver oil. Which one is better - vitamin D or cod liver oil? I kind of think cod liver oil because it is natural, but... I don't really know. What is your take on it?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Non-physiologic means that we would be unlikely to encounter CLO's ratio of A to D in daily life. Much more likely to have more D (from sun) than A (from liver/greens) available.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Aah...that could mean anything above 20 ng/ml. As him for the number. Optimal is 50-60 ng/ml if you are healthy, 60-80 ng/ml if you have an inflammatory condition. It's best not to supplement blindly, since D is fat-soluble. If you go to www.vitamindcouncil.org you will find more info.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 08:30 PM

And if you want a good D3 supplement, I recommend Carlsons Solar D Gems. The D3 is extracted from CLO & sheep's lanolin.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 08:51 PM

What is your D3 blood level?

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on August 31, 2012
at 09:01 PM

call it....Unobtainium

Truth.

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on June 09, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Here's an interesting perspective on this issue from the paper "Why “Vitamin D” is not a hormone, and not a synonym for 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D, its analogs or deltanoids

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on June 09, 2013
at 09:04 PM

Here's an interesting perspective on this issue from the paper "Why “Vitamin D” is not a hormone, and not a synonym for 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D, its analogs or deltanoids

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