I have recently been consuming somewhat large amounts of Vitamin A (1-3 tbsp cod-liver oil with D destroyed, presumably through processing, but 425-1500IU Vitamin A/tsp./1-3 days, .5 lb of grass-fed beef liver(once, not daily :-)), swordfish), but potentially little or no vitamin D. (a couple of mushrooms, some potentially grass-fed ghee, grass-fed pasteurized butter -- unsure if these contain vitamin D)
I also have somewhat accerlerative tooth decay, with a few stable but potentially decayed or abscessed teeth having re-begun decaying more rapidly in the past few days-week, as well as new decaying proceeding in fresh teeth fairly rapidly, and many studies and research appear to show that adding D3 alone as a supplement regularly can promote healing and regeneration of dentin, etc. There was also some research detailing odontoblasts as the structure within the body containing the most substances for receiving and processing forms of vitamin D, implying that it may truly be crucial to dental repair and/or health.
I have a poor-qualty bottle of vitamin D3 capsules, containing: Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, Corn Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). (As listed on bottle)
I've read that trans-fats (produced through much soybean oil/canola oil processing) can be quite harmful. The ingredients seem somewhat porentially unpleasant in general.
However, I am likely consuming and making very little vitamin D at the moment.
But, I have also read that D3 potentially has a very long half-life (for absorption, perhaps?) in the body - 5-10 weeks. So, potentially, little is absorbed quickly.
So, in light of fairly high vitamin A intake and quite potentially little to no Vitamin D, or sun-exposure, would consuming the daily or weekly doses of approximately 2500IU-3,000IU/day vs. 21,000IU / week be desirable as a stopgap for vitamin/substance ratio balances, teeth, or other health reasons, until I can obtain better supplements or whole food sources of D3 within 2-7 days? Or, could the poor ingredients, and potentially poor quality, do more harm than good?
As a side note, are there undesirable effects which consuming supplemental D3 vs. whole-food sources of Vitamin D could have?
asked bySabertooth (529)
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on May 20, 2013
at 12:52 AM
Lol, you are consuming 2-3 Tablespoons (my cod liver oil has 4300iu/teaspoon), and half a pound of grassfed liver per day. You should DEFINITELY be taking a d3 with that... Also, you should maybe calm down with the megadoses of vitamin a?
Are you seeing a dentist? What does he have to say about this? If your tooth destruction has acceleterated significantly as of recent then you should probably be seeking medical intervention.
The advice people here will give you is mostly preventative and if you are in a crisis state you actually need the medical intervention...
That being said, assuming you first see a dentist I would then advise you to calm the heck down with mega-dosing vitamin a, consider megadosing d in the very short term followed by reasonable amounts of vitamin d3 supplementation (THE FACT THAT IT'S IN SOYBEAN OIL IS FINE FOR NOW), ultimately sure, get a d3 not in soybean oil, but it is Seriously such a negligible amount of oil considering how small those capsules are.
After you take the above advice, consider yogurt and cheese to help hopefully freeze the tooth decay process.
But from the sounds of it you need to seriously consider seeing a dentist.
on May 20, 2013
at 01:07 AM
Take 8-10,000 IUs of Carlsons Solar D Gems/day and quit the CLO. You are looking for an approx ratio of 1:1 D to A.
You don't need CLO if you are eating that much liver a week.
Don't waste your time with a poor quality D3 supplement, given the situation you are in.
on May 20, 2013
at 02:56 PM
I'd suggest you get actually tested for your Vit D levels, it costs $25-$40 I believe. I have started supplementing Vit D on my own 2 years ago first with 4000, then moved onto 8000-10000. I had my Vit D levels tested and it's too high! Keep in mind I have leaky gut and my absorption is impaired. Never would have I guessed I would be overdosing Vit D, so be careful, you never know.