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    Vitamin D

    I'm just curious. How many of you, in addition to your thyroid medication, also take Vitamin D. I take 1,000 i.u. of Vitamin D, first of all, because my Vitamin D level was low. This was discovered simultaneously to the low thyroid function; my doctor thinks these two being low are related, i.e. normal levels of Vitamin D will help thyroid function. Also, I was told yesterday, after battling with a chest congestion, head cold, and allergies for the past three weeks, that Vitamin D can be effective in that battle too. In the U.S. 400 i.u. of Vitamin D is deemed a normal dosage for adults, however some think that 1,000 i.u. is more effective. My doctor told me yesterday that I could safely take 2,000 i.u. and recommended that I do so with the problem I'm having shaking this pesky illness.

    Here is a link to an article I read earlier today, which prompted my posting of this, especially since I had a discussion with the doctor yesterday about Vitamin D.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/16/mo ... Stories%29

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    Re: Vitamin D

    I just wanted to add that, of course, this does not negate the necessity for our primary source of Vitamin D to come from sunshine. I am doing better about getting more sunshine, but I am not naturally an outdoorsy person.

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    Re: Vitamin D

    I think that most British Subjects are lacking in Vitamin D, scare mongering about skin cancer leads to people slapping on the Factor 60 when we do have a bit of sun, but really one only needs about half an hours exposure each day, not in the fierce midday heat, for adequate supplies of Vit D.

    I take 800 iu on a daily basis.

    That is a good article.

    Ginny

 

 

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