Near death by Vitimin D

  • intruder

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    Apr 29, 2010 8:42 AM GMT
    This article is pretty amazing.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/04/28/2010-04-28_my_health_mix_almost_killed_me_supplement_nearly_fatal_sez_suit_vs_manufacturer.html

    Note that the person who almost died taking the supplement is considered an "alternative health guru".

  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    he has a great radio show and is an excellent life coach and helps people do better and be stronger and faster and more alert in their lives. However im tired of everyone saying vit D is a cure all, in LA people think its stops hiv transmission and are taking it like crazy and it is a flu repellent. too much is toxic for your liver and your kidneys over compensate it cause a mess
  • Midas426

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    Apr 29, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    Yeah it is funny how Vitamin D is toted as the cure all Vitamin. Nonetheless last year I was diagnosed with having a Vitamin D deficiency. It's actually pretty common among blacks. My doctor gave me a prescription of 50000 IU of Vitamin D. I took this once a week for twelve weeks.

    I admit I was initially freaked out by the high amount but I felt no real adverse affects and after the twelve weeks I went to recheck my levels. They had gone up another fifteen points but was still not near the max levels. But it gone up enough for me not to be deficient.

    I now take 10000 IUs of Vitamin D weekly along with staying out in the sun just a little longer. So far so good.
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    Apr 29, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    Unless you have an actual deficiency (like the above poster) there is no need to take vitamin supplements.

    "Health" gurus are mostly scammers.
  • Delivis

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    Apr 29, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidUnless you have an actual deficiency (like the above poster) there is no need to take vitamin supplements.

    "Health" gurus are mostly scammers.


    Yeah, health guru, alternative or complimentary medicine, energy medicine etc, are all red flags of pseudoscience and fraud.
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    Apr 29, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    this guy is 65? wow, sign me up.

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    Apr 29, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    Yes, the hair dye and obvious nip/tuck job makes him look amazing. Or it could be the fucking Vitamin D.
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    Apr 29, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYes, the hair dye and obvious nip/tuck job makes him look amazing. Or it could be the fucking Vitamin D.


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  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Apr 29, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    he is more of a lifecoach than guru, but once you get into all the supplement crap it's not necessary. just stay in the sun and take a multivit thats it.

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    Apr 29, 2010 5:40 PM GMT


    Yeah, health guru, alternative or complimentary medicine, energy medicine etc, are all red flags of pseudoscience and fraud.[/quote]

    Not ALL are fraudulent or pseudoscience. A lot of alternative options have been around for centuries. But it doesn't benefit the pharmaceutical industry to have studies done to fully back up anecdotal evidence.

    True enough, there are lots of charlatans out there that don't use enough of the required natural dosage to be effective, and people will abuse even holistic therapy, thinking "more must be better right?" Wrong.

    Best to get your nutrients from food, but if that's not happening, research and taking supplements can help. You just have to do your homework and find out what YOUR body needs, not just a catch all.
  • Midas426

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    Apr 29, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYes, the hair dye and obvious nip/tuck job makes him look amazing. Or it could be the fucking Vitamin D.
    Nip/Tuck...I'm loving that show all over again on DVD. icon_biggrin.gif

    On topic...I got none.
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    Apr 29, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    We take a cod liver oil capsule once a day. Each capsule contains five micrograms of vitamin D, as well as 400 milligrams of Omega 3.
    Unlike many parts of America, we in the UK tend to suffer a deficiency of vitamin D due to lack of natural sunshine in a cool temperate climate (Britain is world famous for its rainfall and changeable weather.)
    During digestion the body takes what it needs. If there is a surplus of nutrients - as it is always the case - it just passes out in the stools.
    It is better to have a surplus than a lack of nutrients passing through the alimentary canal.
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    May 01, 2010 11:33 AM GMT
    meh, I taken vitamin B group... makes ya pee fluro yellow and gives you a real POP *nods* hehehe
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    May 01, 2010 12:29 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidUnless you have an actual deficiency (like the above poster) there is no need to take vitamin supplements.


    I have to disagree with you for once! You can get vitamin D3 from either supplements or sunlight (and a bit from some fish). Supplementation has no side effects,* whereas sunlight causes premature aging and skin cancer. Sun exposure is a really suboptimal lifestyle choice.

    *ahem, unless you're an idiot who buys pills from disreputable manufacturers like a certain 65-year-old "guru."
  • intruder

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    Oct 05, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    You should see the 41 year old that is trying to become mayor of Toronto. He looks 60. Maybe he needs to take a mega-dose of Vitamin D to look a little more his age.
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    Oct 05, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    I eat yogurt with Vitamin D and take a good walk in morning sun. So far no problems.
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    Oct 05, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Everything in moderation.

    You don't want this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervitaminosis_D
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    Oct 05, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    You have to mega overdose on vitamin D for there to be toxic levels worth being concerned about. Talking about extremes to justify not supplementing at all is simply irresponsible and unrealistic to the fact that the need for supplementation is far more common than someone taking too much.

    The AMA recommends that everyone be taking a multivitamin supplement because modern soil practices have compromised the micronutrient content of our food, not to mention poor diets. I have not met one person yet who eats 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.