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Vitamin D - spray or tablets?

GP wouldn't prescribe me anything with a level of 33 and suggested I take a multivitamin containing vit D. I tried this but didn't feel any benefits and gather from this forum that multivitamins don't contain enough of what we need to make a difference.

Someone suggested a Vitamin D spray as opposed to tablets, didn't even know you could get it in spray form! I'm interested in hearing if anyone else has experience of using a spray vs tablets and what the consensus was?

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Tablets aren't a good option. Softgels containing olive oil to help the D3 be absorbed are good (Doctors Best, Now Foods are two good brands).

BetterYou oral spray is best for Hashi's patients as it bypasses the stomach so no absorption problems.

Don't forget the important cofactors, particularly K2-MK7 and magnesium.

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Thanks SeasideSusie second person to recommend the BetterYou spray so that's good enough for me :-)

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Better you do one with k2-mk7 and vit d as well as just vit d spray 🙂 ooh and I'm number three to recommend better you spray 😀

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And I'm number four! My Vit D level went down to 4! (useless GP) and I had terrible bone problems ~ they panicked and provided me with injections which proved a complete waste of time ~ they're known to be useless so not sure why they bothered, followed by tablets that I found impossible to absorb due to hypo gut issues ~ they gave me terrible colicky pains and hardly raised levels at all. I then discovered Better You 3000 spray ~ my levels went up to 100 in no time ~ I now use everything I can in their sprays. It does get expensive, but it's worth it to know that it's working and there are so many other supplements we have to swallow! 😝 x

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Wow that was a low level glad you are feeling better. Did you find it helped to improve tiredness and mood?

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I expect it did ~ it certainly helped my bone problems, which I realise now, were quite severe. It may have a more noticeable effect on you, as I have complicated issues, and probably need to add T3 to the T4 that I currently take. I have learnt it's not worth waiting for the GP or even 'specialists' to treat your deficiencies, especially if you have Hashis, as they are often reluctant and your health simply deteriorates while you wait. Far better to take the excellent advice from SS et al, and buy your own, good quality supplements.

Having gone through hell with the bone pain, my disbelieving GP only tested my Vit D when one of my daughters (a feisty one lol!) took me down and insisted she examined my then, somewhat deformed skull. I had a large dent running across the top in the area where one would wear an Alice band. I could lay my forefinger across it and it would completely dissapear into the long hole. My legs were barely keeping me up, but this was put down to my fibromyalgia or Sjogrens or one of the many other labels I have gathered.

When she felt it, GP said oh! hasn't it always been there? #*#*!!? When the test came back, she contacted my even more useless Rhuematologist for advice, and I was sent off for the ineffectual injections. I decided to go it alone and sourced the D3 spray, which I'd never heard of before, and it worked wonders.

Interestingly, when I recently acquired my medical notes, I found correspondence relating to the whole fiasco. Obviously, I can't name names on here, but it seems that a high ranking medic had been giving a lecture to a gathering of specialists and the issue of Vit D deficiency had come up ~ the most effective way to treat, etc., based on recent evidence. He had suggested the use of Better You spray as the most effective way of dealing with the deficiency. The correspondence I read was between my GP and rheumatologist ~ she had written to him, obviously knowing this, for reassurance that she did not have to prescribe it to me (despite the dire levels/problems) because of financial constraints! 😱 he duly reassured her that as far as he understood, (quoted parts of it to her) it was not set in stone (more quotes from medical regs) and not to worry! I was incredulous! I only got the spray by complete chance, and when I told her what I was using she said "oh yes, I've heard of that, it's supposed to be quite good".

These people do not always have our best interests at heart, it seems.

Enjoy your spray ~ those 'in the know' recommend it! Mamapea x

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Thanks Mama and sorry to hear about the fiasco you've been through. I will come back and let you know if the spray helps me :-)

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Syd35 ~ in case you miss it, Marz has posted an interesting link today entitled Vit D and depression 😊

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Oh thanks you're a good sort I will see if I can find it as would be of interest. Have a great weekend 😀

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