From Yahoo News: Vitamin D May Influence Genes for Cancer, Autoimmune Disease

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   Posted 8/26/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting article, more research has been coming out about Vitamin D. What are everyone's thoughts on Vitamin D? Have you been or started to take a supplement? How much? Is it worth looking into? Curious what the forum thinks confused
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   Posted 8/26/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, I know I don't currently, well just in my regular supplement. I have strictures and I use the gummy vitamins because they don't get stuck like the big hard ones. I have been thinking of taking a supplement for Vitamin D specifically.
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   Posted 8/26/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I think everyone should take Vitamin D3. It should be the D3. I first starting taking Vitamin D3 to help with my Fibromyalgia pain. Within about a month my Fibro pain was so much better. Its also good for your immune system. I have not noticed any change in my Crohns stuff, but its helped alot with my chronic pain. Give it a try. You might want to have your doc do a blood test to check your levels first. Good luck!
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   Posted 8/27/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners, I will bring it up at my next visit.
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   Posted 8/27/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I take multi-vitamins which contain some Vitamin D, Calcium with Vitamin D and then an additional supplement of Vitamin D as well.  I think this was at the advice of my endocrinologist based on all of my meds and all of my health problems.  Been doing it for years but can't tell you if it's helped anything.  But, my levels are good with all of the supplementing. 

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   Posted 8/27/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I started taking extra D3 a couple years ago. I take it as part of a calcium citrate capsule.
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   Posted 8/27/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
My dr said I needed to take aditional vit. D and my multi wasn't enough.

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   Posted 8/27/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I take vitamin D, but don't know if it helps or not. It should be interesting to see what the five-year study reveals.

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Still in the recruitment stage, the five-year, 20,000-person study will explore the impact of 2,000 IU of vitamin D on the risks for a wide range of health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and depression. The study will also examine the effects of the fatty acid omega-3.
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   Posted 8/27/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Vit D3 daily - 3,000 mg in capsule form in addition to my mulitvitamin and fish oil. Easy to digest - specifically formulated to be easily digested by individuals that have had gastric bypass (sold over the counter). It's easier on my tummy than the tablet form. Lots of new research being done regarding the need for supplementation and its uses - but in the pharmacy conference I was in today - one researcher said that it takes 17 years from research to change in medical practice/recommendations. I know a nutritionist at one of the local universities in town who is doing her PhD research on Vit D, she is the reason I started taking this supplement. Barb

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   Posted 8/27/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I take a multivitamn with Vitamin D, Calcium with vitamin D, and my dc recently has me doing 8 weeks of 1 - 50,000 IU pill a week, because my vitamin D level was 15
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   Posted 8/27/2010 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes! Probably should do all the doc recommends and head for the beach! I was taking 10,000 IU a day when I bought the wrong bottle. Still alive . . .
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