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punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,262
Not meaning to upset anyone, and I know some people do not like the idea of supplements, but taking Vit D. supplements from October, until March, is recommended by most doctors.

I have started last week, not only because it makes up for the lack of sun at this time of year, but there is also good evidence that it can help raise mood lifting hormones.
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,090
    Thanks for the reminder! I took them last winter but stopped in the spring when I ran out. I've put them on my shopping list.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    Been taking them all along. That's initially why I joined the Covidence study. Being a bit careful in the sun after skin cancer. You nag away Punkdoc.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,468
    There are different types of vitamin D. Are they all just as effective? The one I have is D3
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521
    I've been taking D3 daily for many years.

    I plan to live forever - and so far it's worked! :)
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,262
    D3 is what I take.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,590
    It's spooky that you should mention this @punkdoc.
     I was sitting here in the gloom of a very dull day and was just thinking about vitamin D when your post appeared. 
    I have great difficulty swallowing tablets and was looking into a liquid version of vitamin D3. Is this as efficacious as a tablet form ? I'm hoping you'll say yes  :)
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,993
    Take high levels of vit D is even more important for people with more melanin in the skin. I was taking regular doses for years (I have mixed caribbean and white British background) and when I had a blood test my vit D levels were barely registering - still in the basement - despite the supplements. My dr recommends now 5000mg a day; Every day through the year. Finally my blood levels are starting to pick up, but after two years on 5000, they are still not high.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,262
    Sorry, but I have no idea, @AnniD.
    Your pharmacist should be able to give advice.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,590
    Thanks @punkdoc :) l will have a word.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,993
    @AnniD there are good oral sprays you can get - easier than tablets. Also there are gummies.

    Details here.


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