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    • #25295
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      Realistically, I should be taking a vitamin D supplement every day because my levels have always been low, but I’m not as disciplined as I should be about it. That being said, I need to take it more seriously than I have been.

      Do you take a supplement? If so, do you mind sharing it with me? I take in everything orally, so my only stipulation is that it can’t be pills— they’re too hard to swallow. Also, I know I need about 2000IUs a day.

    • #25300
      DeAnn R
      Keymaster

      I have a mental block when it comes to vitamin D suppliments. Probably one has nothing has to do with the other but about a month after starting taking it I had a kidney stone. Needless to say I prefer to get it naturally. At one time though I took these. They might not give you the amount you’re looking for though. No, it’s not the kind I blame for my kidney stone either.

      • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by DeAnn R.
    • #25304
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      I’ve taken those as well! Except mine were straight chocolate, no caramel. But yes. I’d rather take one of something with 2000 IUs than have to take 4 of these. At least it’s something to fall back onto.

    • #25306
      Kip Troendle
      Participant

      Have you tried taking a Vitamin D pill and breaking it into 2-4 pieces, then swallowing with a spoon or two of applesauce?  I used to get pills stuck, too.  Then I learned that little trick.  I take one 5000 IUs pill every 5 days.  If I take it more often, I get constipation.

    • #25310
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      I haven’t tried that. I guess it would depend on how small the pieces were but it could be doable! Could I crush them? Also WOW— 5,000 IUs is a lot. Does that upset your stomach? That’s another problem I have with vitamin D. Well vitamins in general haha

    • #25322
      Dennis Turner
      Participant

      I am supposed to take one 1000mg each day. Fail. During the warm weather i sit outside as much as i can.

      Can you take a softgel? With the slick covering they go down pretty easy.

      Multivitamins on the other hand…

    • #25324
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      Same here. I definitely take advantage of the sunlight when the weather is warm for my dose of vitamin D. I am not sure about a soft gel honestly. Again, I guess it would depend on how big it is.

      I’m going to have to create a separate thread on multivitamins haha. Because that’s a wholeee another level…

    • #25329
      Patrick Lenihan
      Participant

      I buy vitamin D in liquid form and use a dropper to take the correct dosage.

    • #25331
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      Do you mind sharing what you buy? Although I’m not sure that we have the same products in the United States.

    • #25349
      Patrick Lenihan
      Participant

      I use Source Naturals Vitamin D-3 Liquid Drops. They are made and sold in the USA and available  from Amazon.

    • #25355
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      Thanks so much!

    • #25372
      Alyssa Silva
      Keymaster

      Hey Patrick! How much of the Vitamin D do you take? I’m a little confused because the serving size online says 5ml but my bottle says 10? Right now I’m just trying to take 1000 IUs to introduce it to my stomach slowly, but I can’t figure out how much is in each serving due to the differing labels.

    • #25384
      Patrick Lenihan
      Participant

      I take 2000 IUs, which is 8 drops from the eye dropper that came with the bottle I that I buy. I suspect any dropper will suffice if your bottle didn’t come with one. You might want to try 4 drops to start.

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