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cobluegirl 02-26-2013 10:36 AM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
yes you want d3. the highest dosage I have found is from vitacost. it is a 10,000 IU pill.

tracierowe 02-26-2013 10:46 AM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cobluegirl (Post 5162797)
yes you want d3. the highest dosage I have found is from vitacost. it is a 10,000 IU pill.

Thank you. Do we know how much D3 he should take to start with to get his levels back up?

Rabbit 02-26-2013 10:55 AM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
There is a new piece out on how unreliable OTC vit D labels are. They can vary dramatically from the listed dose. We got the best results from the D2 script.

cobluegirl 02-26-2013 11:14 AM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
Rabbit..... do you have a link?


Tracie did the dr not prescribe a dosage?

tracierowe 02-26-2013 11:33 AM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cobluegirl (Post 5162902)
Rabbit..... do you have a link?


Tracie did the dr not prescribe a dosage?

The dr rx'd the dosage for D2, but the pharmacist said the 50,000iu of D2 would not equate to the same dosage of D3.

3PeasInAPod 02-26-2013 01:50 PM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
I saw it on the news. All I can find online is this:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...eling/1909603/

It says it was a JAMA Internal Medicine article. But I can't find it on their website.

In the news piece they identified companies who had certain inspections done were found to have the amounts listed most of the time. :-/

FaithnPraise 02-27-2013 10:19 AM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3PeasInAPod (Post 5163174)
I saw it on the news. All I can find online is this:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...eling/1909603/

It says it was a JAMA Internal Medicine article. But I can't find it on their website.

In the news piece they identified companies who had certain inspections done were found to have the amounts listed most of the time. :-/

I hunted it down, it's on their "online first" page so it hasn't been published in the print journal yet (at least that's how I understood it).

DancingWithElves 03-01-2013 09:16 PM

Re: Vitamin D FAQ :)
 
some of this is just supplement 101: the amount of active ingredient *always* varies, that is normal. there are acceptable degrees of variability :) however, it is of concern, when we find only half the amount, or worse, twice the expected amount!

a few problems with their article: who are the manufacturers? i understand they don't want to tell. but you know, Dollar Tree makes vitmin D now. and so does walgreens. and so does vitacost. and so does carlon's. this is a great reminder to know your manufacturer :yes

and finally, I highly recommend skipping pills altogether and getting oil-based vit D3.


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