Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

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Ah right, thanks Phil
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There's nothing special about D2 . Both types get converted to 25(OH)D and then I think to another form which I've forgotten the name of. D3 is reckoned to be slightly more effective than D2, as it's closer to what the body creates from sunlight. I believe D2 is made by exposing mushrooms to light, or UV, then extracting it from the skin.
It's not like B vitamins, or K1 and K2, where you need all the different types.
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I'm on a reasonable dose of D3 now. :D

Did not feel sleepy last night, so got up and browsed the bookcase, found "The Readers Digest guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements".

Off to Holland and Barrett Monday. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Nice link - good to see the health secretary getting involved.
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Another excellent update from John here :
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Some interesting stats there from around the world.

OK, link doesn't work as embedded...here it is -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxtddpoPMKo&t
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He seems to be making real sense.

I ordered some stronger vit D3 a few days ago (not here yet) and I've upped my consumption of the lesser strength capsules.
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I use these - one a day. Maybe a bit too massive ve...

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jack wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:40 pm I use these - one a day. Maybe a bit too massive ve...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0019KAS66
Not compared to the 5000iU some people take.

They keep revising the "normal" dosage so what you have does not seem excessive.
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I got these a couple of months ago.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RXIIW7K

A years worth.
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Yes - I think Jack has found the most expensive ones you could find ! - even by Solgar's standards that's a bit pricey. Will be good, though ; although I don't know how the brands compare to be honest. There is a company that does testing on all supplements and monthly reports , but you have to pay them about £35 per year subscription. I never felt the need , quite enough, to pay them !
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Nick wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:52 pm I got these a couple of months ago.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RXIIW7K

A years worth.
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Dave the bass wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Nick wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:52 pm I got these a couple of months ago.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RXIIW7K

A years worth.
You're living an extra 35 days a year! Rock 'n' roll lifestyle :)
It's the Porsche factor. :lol:
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#149 Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

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Dave the bass wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Nick wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:52 pm I got these a couple of months ago.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RXIIW7K

A years worth.
You're living an extra 35 days a year! Rock 'n' roll lifestyle :)
They are small, I expect to lose 10%
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#150 Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

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Nick wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Dave the bass wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Nick wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:52 pm I got these a couple of months ago.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RXIIW7K

A years worth.
You're living an extra 35 days a year! Rock 'n' roll lifestyle :)
They are small, I expect to lose 10%
Days or tablets?!
"The fat bourgeois and his doppelganger"
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