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Posted by: eva b., Friday, November 16, 2012, 1:19pm
I have been diagnosed with very low vit D levels, which is very common in all of the northern specialist will no doubt prescribe supplements.

In the past I have had injections, but these are now not available in the UK and the manufacturers can't even give a date as to when they may be available.

So I am going to have to resort to pills or softgels....BUT they all contain one or more avoids:  safflower oil, acacia, or some other chemicals.

What would be the LEAST harmful to take....I have to take something because of dangerously low levels, but am panicking now as to which is the lesser evil...

thanks in advance
Posted by: passionprincess, Friday, November 16, 2012, 1:50pm; Reply: 1
I usually take NOW brand which is suspended in olive oil. It is a little more expensive but very effective. I had to control my estrogen levels before my body could absorb the vitamin D properly. I was identified as being deficient by a doctor. I took Estrobalance to bring my estrogen levels down. Ever since, my body is doing better. I used to take 20,000 i.u. daily. I am down to 5,000 i.u. now.
Posted by: eva b., Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:30pm; Reply: 2
I will research this - don't know if we can get it in the UK...hope so.
G;ad to hear you're doing better anyway.  thanks for the reply :)
Posted by: eva b., Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:40pm; Reply: 3
hi again princess,
just beeen googling this, and find it is derived from lanolin????
I've never heard of this as a source....I wonder if it is OK for Os?
any opinions out there?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:48pm; Reply: 4
Yup, the lanolin-derived D3 is fine for Os. It's pretty much fine for anybody who can safely eat lamb. The only person who posted about trouble with that form (doing better on D2) was a type A who got lamb as an "avoid" on her SWAMI.

I would recommend that you take an olive-oil based D3 supplement. Since you already have low levels, I would recommend starting with at least 5,000 iu per day, perhaps even 10,000 iu per day. However, don't keep taking that much without having regular blood tests to monitor your D level- too much can be as harmful as too little. Taking 10,000 iu for 1-3 months, until you get the next blood test, is probably safe. If your levels climb too much, you stop taking it for a while and then start up again with a smaller amount for maintenance.

If you can't find olive-oil based D, then I'd recommend taking one in an "avoid" oil and avoiding anything with added chemicals. You want D3 in oil in a gelatin capsule. If you can't get it in olive oil, then go with soybean oil or safflower oil or whatever you're able to obtain. The "dry" forms of D are usually D2 and less well absorbed in Os.
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:59pm; Reply: 5
Wonder if you should take that with some protein. I just read you should take oil with protein. So now I'm wondering if that would make Vit. D would be absorbed better if the carrier oil is.  Might be a (not all) reasons some don't seemed to be helped when taking their D
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:06pm; Reply: 6
I always take my D right after  breakfast, when my stomach is full of protein and fat.
Posted by: eva b., Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:15pm; Reply: 7
thanks both of you for your replies...I figured out about the D2 type not being as good, and have actually managged to find in the UK a source of the D3 in olive oils, thanks be to the Almighty!  so I will order that depending on what the specialist says...also read on Dr Mercola's site that one should take viot K2 to properly absorb the Vit D...anyone heard about that?
Posted by: BHealthy, Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6:40am; Reply: 8
The vitamin D3 that I take is in EVOO: D3 Serum by Premier Research labs.
Posted by: Marc121, Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:16pm; Reply: 9
Usually I`m stuck in a situation like yours, when the only solution is to take things with some avoids  :(
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4:33pm; Reply: 10
Posted by: cindyt, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 2:05am; Reply: 11
Are you able to find a liquid Vitamin D3 there?  I take the one from Biotics Research.  Amazon, and Vitacost which will ship overseas, both sell it.  It's in sesame oil.  Maybe Amazon UK has it too.  I couldn't get my level up to where it needed to be until I switched from the capsules to the liquid form.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:13am; Reply: 12
Yes, definitely take K2 with D.  The blood clotting test for K deficiency only shows severe deficiencies, but K helps the calcium to go to the right places instead of the soft tissues where it doesn't belong, very important when taking large doses of D and calcium.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 4:28am; Reply: 13
Phyto D from right4eu
Posted by: eva b., Sunday, November 18, 2012, 5:47pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from C_Sharp

thanks for this info, also to Lola.
Looing at the numbers, there doesn't seem to be much Vit K in it in proportion  to the Vit D.  I have read (I think Dr Mercola's site) that for every 1000iu of Vit D one should be taking l00  mcg of vit K??? very confusing.
Also, the type of Vit K in Dr D's supplement seems to be K1, which is more to do with the blood clotting, whereas a nutritionist here told me the one for bones (my problem) should be K2....a ny opnions?  thanks.
Posted by: alwaysVev, Monday, November 19, 2012, 2:59am; Reply: 15
I guess I'll switch to D'adamo's brand when I finish what I have.  :)
Posted by: Marc121, Monday, November 19, 2012, 5:17am; Reply: 16
I have problem finding vit d supplement with no avoid. I Wonder how much Vit D does mackerel and tuna have. :-/
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 19, 2012, 6:48am; Reply: 17
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I'll switch to D'adamo's brand when I finish what I have

you won t be sorry!

in the meantime, work on your gut ecosystem for maximum absorbtion
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