Glock Forum - GlockTalk banner

1 - 20 of 48 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,821 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Skip to 18:00 for the vitamin D paper. Claiming 10x more likely to die (p<.001) if vitamin D is low compared to normal, even accounting for all other factors. That's astounding, but there has been evidence for a long time that D reduces resp. infections significantly.

I know the COVID-19 case numbers are all over the place depending on testing and whatnot but it would be interesting to try to correlate general vitamin D levels of populations with their case numbers. I believe this is one of the more significant reasons for geographical disparities in cases, worldwide.

View: https://youtu.be/K-mHCn74E5o?t=1079
 

·
Eternity: Smoking or Non-Smoking
Joined
·
2,784 Posts
Informative video, thanks!
Working in the garden will help provide all the Vitamin D I need, as the old saying goes, What are the 2 things your garden needs to see each day?
Your shadow.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Mr Meeseeks

·
Registered
Joined
·
31,821 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
I'm taking a minimal supplement right now (125% of daily requirement) and am thinking of doubling it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,137 Posts
I have been taking 2000 units since moving to Washington. I think it helps with seasonal depression.
The possible Chinese Virus benefits are a plus.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,121 Posts
Been taking 1000 units twice a day for years after testing low on it.
My research back then said you pretty can’t OD on it, the body can take a lot of it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,412 Posts
Over 10 years ago my health provider advised AT LEAST 2,000 USP Units a day. The "so-called" daily recommendation is only 400. I've been taking 2 and now three 2,000-unit Vitamin D3 pills a day, on top of what's in my other supplements and vitamins. I've seen several doctors talk of Vitamin D and say that they've NEVER heard of an overdose of Vitamin D. I got my wife to start 2 pills a day. It's cheap and there are no side effects, so more can be better.
 

·
White and nerdy
Joined
·
12,250 Posts
I've been on supplemental Vitamin D for years - there's some thought that lower vitamin D is a factor in autoimmune diseases, and also many Americans in general have lower levels than might be healthy.

That being said, is it too much to ask for a link to scientific articles or studies? 99% of the time if I see information being presented in a youtube, I'm starting off skeptical.
 
  • Like
Reactions: orangejeep06

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,598 Posts
It can't hurt, I guess.. I have a huge Costco sized bottle.. I usually do 2000iu a day in the winter, but hardly ever take it in the spring and summer. Maybe I will start...

You CAN overdose on it but it requires stupid amounts, like 50000iu or more...
 

·
Supreme Member
Joined
·
3,884 Posts
That seems excessive. There is limited research on higher doses (2000 IUs per day).

I'm taking a minimal supplement right now (100% of daily requirement) but I think I'm going to double it.
My doc swears by Vitamin D and takes 4000 IUs a day. Says it works wonders for the immune system.

I don't take quite that much. My daily multivitamin has 800 IUs, and I take an additional 2000 IU supplement. I also drink a lot of milk, so I get a little more that way.

I've been doing that for about 10 years, and in that time I don't recall ever getting sick. No colds, no flu, nothing. I used to get colds that would kick my ass, but that hasn't happened in a long time.
 

·
Caffeinator
Joined
·
6,019 Posts
Skip to 18:00 for the vitamin D paper. Claiming 10x more likely to die (p<.001) if vitamin D is low compared to normal, even accounting for all other factors. That's astounding, but there has been evidence for a long time that D reduces resp. infections significantly.

I know the COVID-19 case numbers are all over the place depending on testing and whatnot but it would be interesting to try to correlate general vitamin D levels of populations with their case numbers. I believe this is one of the more significant reasons for geographical disparities in cases, worldwide.

View: https://youtu.be/K-mHCn74E5o?t=1079
I strongly believe one of the primary reasons I am not sick nearly as much as I used to be is due to me following my doctor's advice concerning Vitamin D. Since I became a regular user (daily 1,000 IU gel-cap), I do not get sick nearly as often (as in not sick a single time in 17 months). I generally avoid being out in the sun (or any bright light for that matter) due to light being a trigger for migraines (something I started experiencing around age 4 or 5), so the supplement is my main means of getting the vitamin D.

Edited to add: Specifically, I used to get respiratory infections with regularity, but since getting on the Vitamin D I have not experienced this problem a single time.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ofc.JL

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,282 Posts
always remember, correlation does not equal causation though

I've been doing that for about 10 years, and in that time I don't recall ever getting sick. No colds, no flu, nothing. I used to get colds that would kick my ass, but that hasn't happened in a long time
Never taken anything, no vitamins, don't take any prescription medicines, nothing. Also haven't been sick in my memorable adult life (atleast colds and such). I have purposefully exposed myself to everything I can ever since I have started traveling around the world. Eat like a local, drink the water, everything, used to get Montezuma's revenge in the early years, but nowadays can pretty much go anywhere and eat anything and never have a problem. But, who knows.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,412 Posts
They sell 5,000 USP pills, too... at Costco! Dr. Gundry said he's NEVER heard of an overdose, but I'm sure there are some "Here hold my beer" occurrences! :eek:

I posted this particular video link on Facebook and over at KahrTalk. The Indonesian study backs up what Dr. Campbell has been saying all a long.

It's a cheap pill and so beneficial... without harmful effects.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,882 Posts
I’m in the hot GA sun a good bit. Getting an apocalyptic farmers tan with mask and gloves. Wonder what will happen if I keep soaking up tons of sun AND take 2000 iu’s a day? I don’t want to be the ‘hold my beer’ Bubba that OD’d on vitamin D.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,412 Posts
That won't happen. An extra 2K is good for you. I probably get 7K + a day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,845 Posts
I've been on supplemental Vitamin D for years - there's some thought that lower vitamin D is a factor in autoimmune diseases, and also many Americans in general have lower levels than might be healthy.

That being said, is it too much to ask for a link to scientific articles or studies? 99% of the time if I see information being presented in a youtube, I'm starting off skeptical.
I agree about the connection between D3 and autoimmune diseases. I have Crohn’s and test low on my semi annual blood tests for vitamin D3 and B12. I take 5000IU of each every day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,054 Posts
Vitamin D is fat soluble so you can OD. I hear it can happen from eating the whole liver of a polar bear. That may or may not be a fact.

EDIT: I have been corrected. It is Vitamin A in polar bear livers that kill you. The part about being able to OD on Vitamin D is still true, it takes a lot, from external sources. The body is apparently clever enough to not over produce Vitamin D from sun exposure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,412 Posts
Heard that on the Internet... or CNN? :D
 
  • Like
Reactions: Glockbug
1 - 20 of 48 Posts
Top