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Vitamin D

For those who believe in its value ( and the evidence is very good ) now is an excellent time to start taking Vit.D supplements.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,943
    edited October 2022
    I take it throughout the year - Vit D3

    A report in the BMJ published in January this year also indicates that it reduces the risk of autoimmune disease - at least in those of us who are over 50 if 2000 IUs are taken per day

    PS - 2000 IUs is above the UK recommended limit

    Billericay - Essex

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  • izzy8izzy8 Posts: 147
    We've been taking 4000iu twice a week for the past 4 ys,  this is done from Oct till   April
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,564
    I started last week
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,510
    I take 1000 a day all year
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 886
    Yes, I must admit, that’s what I find a bit confusing - which strength of vitamin D tablet should Mr/Mrs average take? (ie someone who doesn’t have lots of different health issues that may require a stronger dosage). 
    I’ve read on some health sites that taking too strong a strength (unless specifically prescribed/recommended by your GP), may harm, for example, your liver - but is this true? I suppose it’s making me wary.
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 886
    Sorry, that should have said kidneys, not liver.
  • We take it all year, higher dose in winter.  If you take more than 1000iu you should take a zinc supplement too.

    AB Still learning

  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Son in law is a physician and about 5 years ago he suggested that I take it. He believes that it should be available on the NHS. I take it all year round. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,605
    I take it all year too. Not sure whether my sunscreen habit negates the vitamin-D-generating benefit of being outside in summer. It's cheap enough to keep taking it.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,661
    I take it daily too.  I would however be very wary of taking 4000iu twice a week @izzy8 unless okayed by a GP. More is not always better and you do have to be careful about exceeding recommended doses as I am sure @Punkdoc will agree.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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