Vitamin D

I have my results for vitamin D and was called into the GPs last week. My results were D2 <10, D3 29.1. (Sorry do not know the ranges as GP refused to give me a print out). The GP has given me Desunin 800iu. I did try to get an injection saying it would work quicker as I had been ill for a while but they refused. My question is, is this a sufficient amount as I am sure I have read on this forum we need to take much higher maybe 8000? If so which type of vitamin D should I buy? Thank you.

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  • 29.1 nmol/l is deficient - above 50 is considered adequate (but optimal for you may be over 75 or some say 125 nmol/l e.g grassrootsheath)

    here is an example report from an NHS lab

    vitamindtest.org.uk/vitamin...

    vitamin D council booklet (watch the USA measures - 50nmol/l is 20ng/ml)

    vitamindcouncil.org/wp-cont...

    800iu will take a while - remember sunshine is the best source & free! Actually I've been in & out the garden all afternoon & only slightly pink (I don't use suncream - don't know what's in it!) - but everyone's different, don't burn.

    I took 3-4000iu daily and improved after 3 months (Biocare drops) some prefer Solgar D3 softgels, there is also a D3 boost spray (peppermint flavour).

    J :D

  • Thank you Sparerib. Yes I did sit outside for half an hour today, and I have booked a holiday to Lanzarote in May! I didn't think 800 would be enough but as we all know the GPs don't know everything!!

  • Hi wedding. If you respond to a question, you have to click on the Red Reply otherwise the person isn't notified that you may need a response. We often don't know if a new member.

  • I thought I had done, sorry. Must be the brain fog!!

  • We've all done that at one time or the other :) It's just that if you needed a response you might wonder why you didn't get one.

  • Yes thank you. :)

  • Lanzarote will be too hot not to wear suncream! I remember they sell a good aloe vera one there....

    all GPs were told about VitD 3 years ago by the chief medical officers...

    gov.uk/government/publicati...

    but the RDA should be updated IMHO

  • No I always wear sunscreen, I haven't tied the aloe vera ones only for aftersun which is good. I will get some this time. Thank you.

  • If you wear sunscreen, you will not get the rays necessary for making vit D. Do you know that the rate of skin cancer has increased since people started wearing sunscreen?

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