My sister sent a text message asking re Vit. D as her doc said she should be taking it. So I put this brief outline together for her & I might as well share it!!~~~~~~~~~Everything you need to know re Vit D3:
Vitamin D Council, Understanding Vitamin D-Cholecalciferol (ie, D3): http://www.vitamindcouncil.orgRead that site. Sign up for his emails, Dr John Cannell, MD, he’s the Vit.D EXPERT.
Make sure you get D3, not D2.Get softgels or powdered/capsules, not hard tablets (that goes for ANY vitamins).
D3 should be taken with cofactors, like vit-K2, boron, zinc, magnesium, & a teeny tiny bit of A. See chart further below.
There are combo-vits with all above cofactors mixed in, see above site for example, lower left column:
Per 1,000.IU of D3:
Magnesium 20 mg
Zinc 1mg (max RDA per day 15mg)
Boron ? (max RDA per day 20mg)
K2 (M4 or M7) 20mcg
Vit-A 50.IU (max RDA per day 700IU)
…but combo-vits always cost more.
…Otherwise, D3 by itself is cheap.
Lots of brands out there, take your pick, Now, Jarrow, Solgar, Solaray, etc.
Now Foods has a D3-K2 combo, powdered/capsules.
Online vits stores:
–HerbsPro.com – CALIF – good prices, slow shipping, takes 2 weeks. Always use their Discount Codes for extra 5% off, see their homepage or sign up for their emails.https://www.herbspro.com/NowFoods.htm
–iHerb.com – CALIF – has great customer reviews & ratings on most all products so you can read what other people say re any vit/product. Faster shipping, but sometimes cost more for products. They have a vits/minerals library, see bottom of page. http://www.iherb.com/default
–House Of Nutrition — NY — good prices, closer, on East Coast.
You can buy your own home-test kit for $65 to test your Vit.D levels, see below Vit.D site, lower left column.
That’s all I know!~~~~~~~~~From the homepage of Vit.D Council website:
~~~~~~~~~Charts of how much should be taken for ANY vitamins, minerals, etc.
DRI Tables : Dietary Guidance : Food and Nutrition Information Center:http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=3&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1342&level3_id=5140~~~~~~~~~