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Drea
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Drea...what brand are the sublingual D's you take?


Superior Source. I also saw that same brand at another store that was 10,000 IU per tab.


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Sharper Imagine still exists?   Didn't they close all their retail stores?  Don't see them in malls


Yes, they're still selling on line even though they closed the stores.  The new massage chair pad has shiatsu balls that go up and down and it feels like someone using their fingers to kneed your muscles. omg it feels so good. I went to the mall and had a oriental girl massage me and she made it worse! She was pushing on my shoulder and pulling on my joints!     I was so annoyed and when you try to tell them to stop, they don't understand or they already did the damage. I won't go back to them again. I'd rather just have the massage pad. At least I know what to expect from it.
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I read that you have one of those shiatsu pillows and will consider getting a chair.  Every time I go into the local Bed, Bath, and Beyond I sit for a few minutes in their demo massage chairs.
The only consideration with the chair is, for me at least, there doesn't seem to be enough padding between the person and the mechanism.  But, after a few minutes I do feel my back relax a little.


You're welcome   The pillow has more padding than the chair pad so it might be better. What I liked about the pad was the massage rollers went all the way up to my neck almost so I don't have to re position it like the pillow.  I also would like to see how long this pillow lasts before it breaks.. lol..
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I had my vitamin D levels checked. After taking 5,000 ius and sometimes 10,000 ius of Now brand vitamin D3, since June of 2010, my level is now.... 40  WT...?  
My level came up faster when I was taking Rx D2.   I wonder if I'd do better on that because it's not an animal form of D..?  This is disappointing. I was expecting at least 60-70.    Either that or it takes a heck of a long time to get your levels back up once you're deficient.  Plus the fact that I'm now allergic to the Now brand. I broke out in a rash from it.
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You may have simply been taking too small a dose MF. I was taking 4,000-5,000 iu daily when I got my first low reading. Try taking 10,000 iu daily for a while and see what that does for you.

Is the NOW brand in olive oil or soybean oil? The one I currently have is in olive oil.


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When you are really deficient in anything, it takes a long time at high doses to "recover".  Although it does depend on the absorption amount.  This is especially true when it has wide usage, as Vitamin D has.  All of the cells are grabbing from the bloodstream to build their individual levels, so the quantity in the bloodstream remains at a low level until the cells are satisfied.  Once the cells are satisfied, the blood levels will rise very quickly.


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You may have simply been taking too small a dose MF. I was taking 4,000-5,000 iu daily when I got my first low reading. Try taking 10,000 iu daily for a while and see what that does for you.

Is the NOW brand in olive oil or soybean oil? The one I currently have is in olive oil.


It' olive oil and the D is made from Lanolin.. sheep wool?  Oh..that's great I didn't realize that. Lamb and mutton is an avoid for me  

I talked to a couple of doctors today about it and they said "How about getting some sun?"   Maybe it would work better that way.. lol..

Joe the problem could have been that I had trouble aborsbing it due to it being made from sheep wool.
Chloe takes it and her levels came right up.  She's a Teacher who can have Lamb
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It' olive oil made from Lanolin.. sheep wool?  Oh..that's great I didn't realize that. Lamb and mutton is an avoid for me  

I talked to a couple of doctors today about it and they said "How about getting some sun?"   Maybe it would work better that way.. lol..


http://www.vibranthealth.us/?p2=/customcode/vibranthealth/viewcomments.jsp&bid=16

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?topic=25938.0

http://blog.rockwellnutrition......-lambs-wool-lanolin/

This D appears safe, but how does one know it's lanolin free?  Is lanolin supposed to be listed on the label?
http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Su.....&key=vitamin%20D


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I found  quite a few vegetarian vitamin D brands  (Ergocalciferol) and Now brand makes
a 1,000 iu vitamin D cap. I'd have to take 5 but if I don't get a reaction to it, that's good.  
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That's just disgusting.. Those links.. thanks Chloe.
I can't believe I didn't read the label..!     I'm getting either fish oil or
vegetarian version of D.  You meat eaters can have your D3!  
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Is the NOW vegetarian formula D2 or D3?


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What did you find disgusting about those links MF?

It sounds to me like virtually all D3 is sourced from lanolin. For most people, D3 is better absorbed than D2. But it sounds like you absorb D2 better than D3, possibly because of your intolerance to lamb.


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Is the NOW vegetarian formula D2 or D3?


I think it's D2
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What did you find disgusting about those links MF?.


Just the whole process of making the D3 out of the sheep's wool... and then we eat it ! Yuck. You're eating hair you know.  I ordered the Now brand vegetarian vitamin D and it's only 1,000 ius...I'll have to take more.  I'm really going to try to get sun this year.
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My doc here where I work just gave me an article on D saying that 80 is the preferred level now !  Mine is 40. It took me a year to get it to 40 from 25! But this biochemist recommends1,000 ius a day and if you're deficient, 3-5,000 ius a day. She also said D3 is more effective than D2. This doc also spoke of 'target range of 60-160' and under that is considered vitamin D deficient. So get your levels checked people.  
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I'm more mad than ever that I thought my levels were too high at 83 and cut back on supplementation. Stupid PCP!!!  

I'm back to taking 10,000 iu per day, plus trying to spend as much time in the sun as I can. I'm not sure when I'm supposed to get my levels re-tested. Wait, I last got them tested in March, and she said to test every 3 months- so I should have had them tested again in June. oops.


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It took me 6-7 months to go from 14 to 33. My mom's doctor said 14 was not "low" but low enough to take rx vitamin D. The endocrinologist had put me on weekly rx of 10,000 D2 plus daily 1,000 of D3.

During my 7 month visit, a few weeks ago, he said to reduce my weekly 10k to monthly and continue taking 1,000 D3 daily.

I decided to take 2,000 D3 daily instead since the doctor was talking about getting enough sun exposure during the summer to build up for the winter months. After spending 2 winters really tired, sick, and debilitated, I do not want to risk low levels, period!

When my Vit D was at 14, I could not get out of bed and function for more than 2 hours at a time... and this was with over 35oz of coffee. It was tough taking a shower, too, because I would have such bad shortness of breath. I was scared of passing out in the shower and not being found for days since I live alone.  


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Totally true!

One symptom of Vit D deficiency is padding of the abdominal area and inability to lose weight there. I noticed that once my vit D levels got higher, my belly area softened and the weight is coming off better. In addition, my appetite decreased significantly (by 50%). It turns out when the body is deficient in something, the appetite is increased in hopes that the individual will eat in large amounts to try and alleviate the deficiency by picking up nutrients along the way.

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When you are really deficient in anything, it takes a long time at high doses to "recover".  Although it does depend on the absorption amount.  This is especially true when it has wide usage, as Vitamin D has.  All of the cells are grabbing from the bloodstream to build their individual levels, so the quantity in the bloodstream remains at a low level until the cells are satisfied.  Once the cells are satisfied, the blood levels will rise very quickly.




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Your D levels are only up to 33 and your doctor wants to lower the amount of D you're taking??

I've been taking 10,000 iu of vitamin D3 DAILY and my levels went from 33 to 83 in about 4 months. I buy the 5,000 iu pills and take two a day.


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Yes. I was 33 as of June 20th or so. He wants me to continue on 10k monthly and do 1k daily until I see him again in 6 months. I guess he wants to keep me as a "repeat customer". He said if I start feeling tired or shortness of breath before my 6 months check-up, to get lab tested immediately and come and see him. I realized that my levels and health will not improve if I follow his directions so I decided to take 2k instead, for now. I am thinking of increasing the dosage when it gets closer to winter.

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Your D levels are only up to 33 and your doctor wants to lower the amount of D you're taking??

I've been taking 10,000 iu of vitamin D3 DAILY and my levels went from 33 to 83 in about 4 months. I buy the 5,000 iu pills and take two a day.




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Did you need rx for 5k?

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Your D levels are only up to 33 and your doctor wants to lower the amount of D you're taking??

I've been taking 10,000 iu of vitamin D3 DAILY and my levels went from 33 to 83 in about 4 months. I buy the 5,000 iu pills and take two a day.




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I bought the 5,000 iu pills in the health food store. It was on the shelf next to bottles of 1,000, 2,000, and 400 iu.

When I first increased my dose to 10,000 iu, I only had the 1,000 iu pills in the house. So I took 10 a day until the bottle was finished.


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Ruthiegirl, thank you! I will definitely do that. Vitamin D deficiency is my worst enemy right now. It affected my school work. (Un)fortunately, I am fully-funded for my schooling. IF I do not produce satisfactory work on time (which is difficult to do with my health conditions), I can get "cut" at any given time (I am also on stipend so they pay for my living expenses). So you can imagine the stress I am under on top of my health issues.


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It took my doctors 8 blood tests for different things to finally realize I had a Vit. D deficiency. Given that I am from Los Angeles where I got tons of sunshine should have been a huge indicator... but no.... they charged up my health insurance tons of money for labs!   My co-pay was not pretty since I got slapped with a 300 dollar bill (huge huge amount on a grad student's income) and paid out of pocket for my osteopath (whom I got referred to by one of my professors because the school health center docs did not give a flying rat's tail about my conditions and called them "complaints").


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I buy sublingual 5K IU of Vit D3 at the hfs, and this particular company makes a 10K version. SuperiorSource Microlingual instant dissolve tablets. I like them because I already take astaxanthin that has a gelatin capsule (gelatin is an avoid for me), and didn't want to take any other gelatin capsules.


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