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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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When you get a script filled for vitamin d from pharmacy what exactly is in it? Besides vitamin d, are there fillers, soy, other inert ingredients ?

When you get a script filled for vitamin d from pharmacy what
exactly is in it? Besides vitamin d, are there fillers, soy, other
inert ingredients ?

Yes-excipients: The Vitamin D tablet has only milligrams of Vitamin D, but the tablet weighs much more (a few grams I bet). Most tablets (not just Vitamin D) have excipients - fillers, coloring agents, gelatin (for the outer capsule). Each maker has their own proprietary "formula" for the excipients, so no two Vitamin D tablets will be exactly alike. In all cases, the FDA regulates what's used. They shd be safe4u ...Read more

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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

Vitamin levels are useful. Take vitamin d if the level is lower than 20, perhaps if lower than 30. ...See more

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Got blood work done and they called me and told me to take vitamin d, what could be wrong?

Got blood work done and they called me and told me to take vitamin d, what could be wrong?

Having a low: Vitamin d level is a fairly common problem in the us (especially during winter months). ...Read more

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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

Get out in the sun for 15 minutes each day to keep your body making vitamin d naturally. ...See more

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I have started using a sunbed to help with my vitamin d deficiency. That works, right?

I have started using a sunbed to help with my vitamin d deficiency.  That works, right?

Bad idea: Exposure to the uv radiation from tanning beds can cause skin cancer, as can exposure to sunlight. If you have a vitamin d deficiency, the best way to treat it is with vitamin d supplements, either oral or injected. Foods such as salmon, sardines and fortified milk also contain vitamin d. Ask your doctor what your recommended dose is. ...Read more

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On my blood test, it show my vitamin d hydroxy 25 panel being 20.6. What does this mean?

On my blood test, it show my vitamin d hydroxy 25 panel being 20.6. What does this mean?

Seasonal too: One reason so many people have low vit d levels is because we don't get out enough, and have too little sun exposure. There is often a drop in vit d during the winter months. In addition to supplements, you may want to make an effort to get out in the sunlight more. Not "sunbathing", but physical activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Caroline Cribari Dr. Cribari
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Vitamin d panel (Tip)

If you take vitamin d without accompanying fat, it is not absorbed. ...See more

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I am a MS patient. Can i consume OTC vitamin d pills which u get in bj's and in what measure should I take them?

I am a MS patient.  Can i consume OTC vitamin d pills which u get in bj's and in what measure should I take them?

Good question: Vitamin d is very important in ms and indeed those with higher levels do substantially better. Most of my pts take 5000-10000 units of d-3 daily, in divided doses, and we aim for oh-vit d-3 levels of approximately 50-60. It is in addition to baseline disease meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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