Good knowledge rman. So high does vit D from tesco is 25 micrograms, rmans link has all the info you need apart from somewhere to buy it. can a mod edit my earlier post, removing the bit about taking too much being ok. Having bad medical knowledge hanging round is bad, even if corrected later in the thread!
I was absolutely knackered for a couple of weeks a few years ago and blood tests showed my Vit D levels very low. I was prescribed some mega dose tablets for a couple of weeks, which seemed to improve things. Although in retrospect I think I was suffering from post-viral fatigue as well.I take a 'normal' dose Sept-March just to make sure. When I forget to take them for a couple of weeks I seem to feel more tired/achey.
I am very pale skinned so really avoid sun - which probably doesn’t help.
Bulk Powders do 5000iu (2500% recommended intake) tablets:https://www.bulk.com/uk/vitamin-d3-tablets-5000iu.html
Thanks all, good knowledge.Dunny and Mark: out of interest, do you remember what dose you were suggested/prescribed for your 'high dose'? I've read a lot of info that 'high' dose followed by 'normal' dose tends to be the way to go but the figures seem to vary, understandably.R-man: thanks for the website, that's the kind of resource I was looking for.Should probably clarify: I had intended to go to the GPs about this. But I'm sure they've got a lot more important things to contend with at the moment. This is more for quality of life improvement, rather than to stave off anything more menacing.
Quote from: tomtom on November 18, 2020, 01:22:09 pmI am very pale skinned so really avoid sun - which probably doesn’t help. Unfortunately getting a good dose of sunshine in summer doesn't help much for winter anyway. Apparently it's impossible to get enough in the winter if you live oop north.
Since the COVID pandemic thing, I've been taking a teaspoonful of Tescos cod liver oil each day. That seemed to me a benign, food-like, source. It also contains fatty acids that perhaps help with sanity. The taste becomes much less horrific after extended experience.
I looked into this for my parents a while back and was surprised to find the NHS actually recommend taking vitamin D supplements for everyone during winter months.
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