Interesting article about Vit D and CD

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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 2/3/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I found it interesting too. However, it was a study done at the cellular level. I wonder what type of intake in IUs would be most beneficial? Lots of conflicting regarding the proper amount. I tend to think that the tolerable upper level limit will be increased in time. I currently take 4000IUs per day of D3.
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Your doc can determine your deficiency by running a Vit D 25-hydroxy blood lab. The recommended amount in the U.S. has been increased because V D deficiency has been found to be widespread. In any event, anything that promotes your body's ability to absorb nutrients will improve your immune system. Good luck.
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   Posted 2/3/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Whats the normal daily amount recommended? I take 1800IU's a day. Unfortunately that article didn't state any doses.

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   Posted 2/3/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hold on to your seat (pun intended)...I take 50,000 IU every other week..computes out to 3571 IUs daily?  I don't know what the recommended dosage is either.  Great article...thanks for sharing!

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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah I always think there are two me's - summer me, and winter me. Summer I might not be healthy, but I will usually have some times that I don't even have to think will I have energy, be ill, etc; wintertime, I will be tired, ill, depressed, rundown. And it is the sunshine - if we have a miserable summer, I go into wintertime mode.
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idea Maybe I should go somewhere sunny - I hear Seattle is good ?
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