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Is Your Heart Getting Too Little (or Too Much) Vitamin D?

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GG, Interesting about the harmful effects of too much vitD. There isn't much discussion of this. I was considerably over range in Dec at 384 (75-200) after supplementing 5,000iu daily since March and have cut back to 5,000iu per week.

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Clutter, don't know about your sun exposure, but on average of 3500 IU per day for 2 years my vitamin D level was 117 nmol/ml. So maybe 5,000 IU per week is a bit on the low side. Of course you are doing the 60 day half life calculation?

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Gabkad, it is probably weak spirited of me but I'm complying with my endo's suggestion that "5,000iu a week is enough". I don't believe him, (this is the guy who said vitD deficiency doesn't cause bone and joint pain) but figure my level needs to halve so I'll do as suggested until I get the results of my vitD and calcium profile tests in June.

Does 60 day half life calc mean levels will have halved after 60 days?

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Should.

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This is the main reason for taking K2 with your D3. This is the vitamin that sends the calcium to the bones instead of letting it find its own resting place.

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grassrootshealth.net

Lots of information there about VitD. They have campaigned tirelessly to increase the RDA .... Recommended Daily Allowance !

grassrootshealth.net/media/...

exeter.ac.uk/news/featuredn...

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'They' always seem to underestimate RDAs. No Wonder we're all ill! We're mal-nourished. Is this a conspiracy I see before me?

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...afraid so as Big Pharma sneaks in on the supplement ownership !

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Oh, I know! My friend on Facebook, who also lives in France, was just chatting to me about staging a revolution, here in France (long story), but I think the revolution should be world-wide! They're trying to kill us all off, and we have to fight to survive. Vive la Révolution!!!

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I recently wrote to Jeremy Hunt about his recent article on Alzheimers - no mention of prevention of course ! I have JUST had a reply from somebody or other - referring me to various departments for no doubt more non-committal replies. It's enough to give you a heart attack - with or without the VitD :-)

I could SCREAAAAAAAM :-)

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Yes, I know what you mean. They're just not interested, are they. They have their own agenda, and no amount of reality will change that.

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I doubt if they want to kill all the sickies off, i mean how would they drug companies make money if there were`nt any people to sell their drugs to?

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Well, that would be the end result, wouldn't it. Some of us quicker than others! I wouldnt stand a chance if I was still following doctors instructions - T4 only, TSH in range, and suppléments are useless. I would have died long ago. Vive l'internet!

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Oui c'est vrai!

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I supplement with a concentrated D3 powder, which works out at about 6000 ius daily. I've no idea if this is too much or too little, because I don't get any GP care and have to pay for all and any tests or treatment. I'm housebound most of the time and I live in a northern dale that seems permanently overcast. :-D

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I think 6000 should be ok, but I'm no expert! I Don't get out much, either, except in the car. But I did sit in the garden for a while this evening. Quite a novel experience. lol

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Reading a book? :D

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No, watching the dog experience his first ever grass. I've never seen an animal so happy.

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Gosh, just reread that! No, I mean grass as in 'lawn', not grass as in...

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lol! x

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Vitamin D is a secosteriod - although steroids are natural in the body as are hormones, too much of a good thing is hazardous. Being on steriods often leads to diabetes. He said "Calcium supplements unknown" - it seems to me that the article is playing safe as they know how important Vit D is - they just haven't figured out the whole puzzle ("not enough studies") - we know that includes K2, Mg, irons, B12 & B complex and way more goodies that used to be in food.... strange how calcium is picked up - yet parathyroids not mentioned...

Yes it is strange how some do feel ill supplementing, there must be a missing link per individual - I can only say from my own experience that my joint pain became worse before better, especially shin pain in my case... then again avoiding bilateral carpal & cubital tunnel surgery was a bonus & no cricked neck - bliss.... J :D

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Don't think too much, its dangerous!

What doesn't need sunshine? Morlocks , Vampires, bacteria?

IMHO - it underpins other 'stuff'.... (deficiencies) & nonsense.

Hmm - navel-gazing, William Henry Davies, I never considered illness until it happened to me c. 44 years old. But now I prefer to look at anything bar 'medicine'.

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forgive me - I forgot my ~GSE greek (so long ago!) I almost did latin but was found lacking - worse 'cheating'... not me gov! the one & only time when my 'friend' next door thrust a book on my lap - I got a detention (framed) yet I lied in defence - once only, the dog ate it - teacher was a bit ... er.... spaced? ...

Sorry don't believe in fate.. or anything much... I am beginning to believe in myself 'tho - and it's taken awhile!

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