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I'm not sold on supplementing vit D3.
There are many variations of vitamin D. Many are natural and others are produced in laboratories.
We can get many MORE derivatives of vit D from food sources and the sun. We can get 10,000-20,000 IU from 30 minutes of sunshine.
And supping more than 2000 IU a day has concerns with kidney stones in a segment of the population. And D3 supplements only ONE of the 3000 vit D derivatives.
Don't get me started on how this "deficiency" grew out of the supplement industry's NEW ability to manufacture and sell D3. And how we had a "deficiency" of D2 when that was all we could measure and manufacture.
Not to mention the co-factors that the body needs in order to utilize vitamin D properly. They are:
* vitamin K2
* a tiny amount of vitamin A
And that we only use up some 1000-5000 IU (with stress) per day. I trust Mother Nature more than I trust a supplement manufacture to know what my body needs. One day of sunshine a week is 4-10 days worth of vit D, under stress.
A couple of 30 minute exposures and some food sources, especially fermented CLO and cold water fatty fish and I feel much healthier than taking vit D3 manufactured in a lab, shipped across the country and sitting on a grocery shelf for "nutrients".
My research and counter arguments regarding supping D3: http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=13950387&...
Pat Robinson, Wellness Educator
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