1

votes

When and what is best supplement for Vit D?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 05, 2011 at 11:50 AM

When supplementing with Vit D, is it best to take the pill form or liquid? Also, is there a better time of day to supplement , ie with/ without food? If taking the liquid is there a fluid/ drink you should or should not take it with? It seems from other questions we don't have the full story on Vitamin D. I live in PA and haven't decided if I want to use a tanning bed or Vit D supplement. I have not been diagnosed with any health issues, nor have I seen a doctor lately. I feel pretty healthy but with winter upon us wanted to try supplementing.

69891d3f91e8bf51508e0dcedc684807

(55)

on November 06, 2011
at 01:47 AM

I'll have to check into the beds too. Thanks

69891d3f91e8bf51508e0dcedc684807

(55)

on November 06, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Wow, thanks for the great info. Guess I have more research to do, but you've helped get me started.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on November 05, 2011
at 08:54 PM

Most important is the carrier...the one I get is in organic olive oil. I like the drops so I can just put it in the kids food without them knowing.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on November 05, 2011
at 07:19 PM

Whatever is cheapest. Have it with a meal. Preferably with some fat. The half life is so long it doesn't matter what time of day you take it. I, and I know others who do this, will take a large bolus once a week. So instead of 5000IU every day, 35000IU once a week.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on November 05, 2011
at 05:43 PM

it's a great product, even cheaper on iherb.com. Take with food (particularly fatty food)

E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

(2226)

on November 05, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Yes, I was coming in here to recommend fermented cod liver oil as well. Pickled herring is also a very good source of vitamin D, and should be available in your local grocery store.

A141571ee2453db572c9d3222657bf6b

(756)

on November 05, 2011
at 02:36 PM

I don't recall where, but I came across some loose research suggesting it's best absorbed when taken with your largest meal.

74d4a8548c2cd55eec4c13a7380711c1

on November 05, 2011
at 12:50 PM

oh, one last thing...get your blood work done and more importantly get it read by a physician who actually knows how to build a personal profile from it.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on November 05, 2011
at 11:54 AM

I don't think there is a better time to take vitamin D, but I believe the best one is http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Vitamin-D-3-5-000-IU-120-Softgels/10421?at=0, as it uses olive oil. There are variants with less IU (2000 and 1000).

  • 69891d3f91e8bf51508e0dcedc684807

    asked by

    (55)
  • Views
    11.1K
  • Last Activity
    1433D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

10 Answers

3
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on November 05, 2011
at 12:40 PM

I use a liquid form from a brand called "Natural Factors Vitamin D3 Drops 1000IU". It cost less than $9 I think from my local health food store and each drop has 1000IU of D3. It is in a base of organic olive oil which was a bonus. I use 4-6 drops daily and have felt a noticeable difference once I started taking them after I was informed my vitamin D levels were deficient back in May. Each bottle has 500 doses so I think it is well worth the cost. I prefer to take powders and liquids for my supplements to cut down on additives if necessary, but that is just me.

Here is a link to their site: http://naturalfactors.com/ca/en/products/901/vitamin-d3-drops-1000-iu

I take it in the morning, not sure when is the best time to take it. Take care.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on November 05, 2011
at 05:43 PM

it's a great product, even cheaper on iherb.com. Take with food (particularly fatty food)

2
0dc1d63c3d5975f5115f535c6a90c9dd

(2283)

on November 05, 2011
at 01:06 PM

You need to have your vit A and D levels properly ratioed (is that a word?) and the best source is fermented cod liver oil from Green Pastures. Best, hands down.

http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2010/05/experts-defend-cod-liver-oil-citing-my.html

E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

(2226)

on November 05, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Yes, I was coming in here to recommend fermented cod liver oil as well. Pickled herring is also a very good source of vitamin D, and should be available in your local grocery store.

1
Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on November 05, 2011
at 08:46 PM

Stick to the softgels. Your body needs the oils to be able to process the Vit D. If you -have- to get D3 tablets (D2 is a waste regardless), take them with a tablespoon of fat.

The only brand of drops I've found useful are the SunDrops brand of drops -- they're the only ones that consistently raised/maintained my D3 levels on blood tests.

1
2b2c2e4aa87e9aa4c99cae48e980f70d

(1059)

on November 05, 2011
at 07:15 PM

Stay away from D2 (plain D if prescribed by your doctor) and D3 in tablet form, go with softgel type. I buy on price as Mercola says they all come from the same source.

1
077a9294dd3b670c987a3ee092332a6d

on November 05, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Interesting subject. FYI To stay strictly evolutionary, which is a very low carb and a very high sat fat lifestyle, the same as our very ancient ancestors, I use vitamin D3 packed in MCT oil which comes from coconut oil. MCT oil is 100% sat fatty Acid, NO Omega 6 (N6) or trans fats. The brand I use is by Country Life.

Billy E Editor Nephropal.com

1
64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on November 05, 2011
at 04:44 PM

I personally like a mix of tanning beds and supplements (I take 5-10000 iu. Seems to be the best of both worlds.

I look for beds that have a mix of UVA/UVB. The places will charge you more for, and tell you higher UVA beds get you tanner and UVB is bad, but I think the 'cheaper' beds are in fact the better ones for vit D synthesis

69891d3f91e8bf51508e0dcedc684807

(55)

on November 06, 2011
at 01:47 AM

I'll have to check into the beds too. Thanks

1
Cbefa424c2bb2c62eb660e1102f7bf62

on November 05, 2011
at 02:39 PM

I use a brand from rxvitamins. 2000iu per drop. I find it works best at night, somehow helps with sleep, possibly with circadian rhythms or other hormones.

1
74d4a8548c2cd55eec4c13a7380711c1

on November 05, 2011
at 12:46 PM

I think the best time is before bed.

I think the best brand is "Life Extension".

My favorite application is the largest IU amount in droplet form.

My reason for the time: I've found that it helps with my own sleep habits.

My reason for the brand: Not only have I been to their largest facility but I've friends who are members...word of mouth goes a long way with me. Also, other brands that provide droplets give me issues when I try to administer to myself or family because the drops dont actually come out of the dropper entirely. This means is difficult for me to discern if I just gave myself 9000IU or 11OOIU.

74d4a8548c2cd55eec4c13a7380711c1

on November 05, 2011
at 12:50 PM

oh, one last thing...get your blood work done and more importantly get it read by a physician who actually knows how to build a personal profile from it.

0
848c3caafc344868aabc330f480458df

on September 18, 2012
at 09:10 AM

B vitamins improve carbohydrate metabolic processes and production of energy. So it's far better to start out the morning by using a B complex health supplement in addition to your morning meal. You can get it in conjunction with the lunch in the afternoon hours. This will help to sustain the vitality during the day. Minerals for instance calcium nad magnesium stimulate comfort of muscle tissue so it s better to have them in the evening hours to be certain of a very good night rest.

Sometimes, because of a hectic schedule, you might make a decision to skip lunch or dinner. Then, you need to receive all your multi-vitamin along with a very small handful of various nuts. Nut products along with dry fruit are thought to be as nutritious snack food items. They offer very good fats, essential for the intake of fat soluble vitamins. Keep in mind, vitamins taken in along with a touch of necessary protein in the eating plan, are usually adequately broken down and used. All your tummy really should have adequate acid for right running and intake of minerals for instance calcium, the mineral magnesium, iron, and also zinc. Because the time to obtain vitamins is based primarily upon the functionality of the actual vitamin, most likely you would want to look through minerals and vitamins information to learn more. And in the end, we expect that this particular report have made it simpler for discover when is the preferred moment to have all your vitamin supplements.

see link for more details.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!