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 Posted 1/24/2011 8:09:25 PM
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I recently finished an experiment to see which form of Vitamin D3 had the greater effect on lab tests.

First, I was diagnosed as having low Vit D levels so my family Dr told me to try 5,000 IU

I started with the Dry form, and after 3 months got remeasured and my levels rose nice BUT were still not optimal.

I then did a 3 month run with Oil form and got retested and my blood levels were at the high-end optimized which was great.

I asked my Dr if one form or other is preferred and he honestly told me he did not know.

I then repeated a Dry form run of 90 days and my levels dropped ... then, did a run again with Oil based and retested at very optimal levels.

I don't know if there are any studies done on this topic of Dry vs Oil form, but in my case the Oil form definitely worked better and this is the form I will continue taking.

Everyone is different, but I found my little experiment to be quite interesting, and just wanted to share and see if anyone else had similar (or different) results.


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 Posted 1/24/2011 11:11:12 PM
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Hi seaexplorer, are both the dry form and oil form you speak of lanolin based? I had all sorts of problems with (dry I think) lanolin based capsules (aches & pains - flu like symptoms - I presume I'm allergic) and had to switch to more expensive D3 extracted from fish oil.  
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 Posted 1/25/2011 2:36:36 AM
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Cardiologist Dr William Davis (who writes sometimes in LEF magazine) recommends vitamin D3 in oil form. It would be a suggestion that LEF reconsiders its vitamin D3 in dry form.
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 Posted 1/25/2011 4:19:49 AM
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Life Extension does carry Liquid Emulsified Vitamin D.
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Life Extension does carry Liquid Emulsified Vitamin D.


Yes, you are right but I say in capsule form. I believe sometimes Dr Davis has said his favourite form in oil capsules since you could overdose with liquid form or drops because its much easier taking an exact dose in capsules-pills than in drops.

Anyway, I am happy in my family with Vitamin D3 in dry form.

Also, from LEF we all have Fat Essential Nutrients, vitamin D3 in a oil-capsule form Smile
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Hello all,

Without turning this into a "product review" (and possibly getting "censored"), the Dry Form of Vitamin D3 that I took was from LEF.  For the Oil form, I used two different brands that were labeled as "pharmaceutical grade" but were not a LEF product.

(I'll also be posting results of a couple other experiments I did that were quite interesting involving different forms of Niacin and a Fish Oil vs Krill Oil)
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Interesting. If you can post the actual numbers from tests it's always better.

Some may call 35ng/ml optimal for vitamin D and some may not.


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Hello all.  Here are the lab numbers:  initial diagnosis of low Vitamin D = (under 20 but don't remember exact);  after Dry Vitamin D = 37; after Oil Vitamin D = 52

Is there a level that is considered too high?
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Hello all.  Here are the lab numbers:  initial diagnosis of low Vitamin D = (under 20 but don't remember exact);  after Dry Vitamin D = 37; after Oil Vitamin D = 52

Is there a level that is considered too high?


It's been said 200 ng/ml or 20,000 IU/day is the upper limit but .

If I recall correctly some have said there doesn't seem to be much benefit above 70- 90 ng/ml with what is known now.

There is a lot of variation. I saw a posting from a MD that said he has one patient that weighs 105 lbs and needs 14,000 IU a day to get the levels up around 60 ng/ml and had another patient that weighed over 300 lb that needed 1-2000 IU/day to keep the same levels. You have to test, you may take a good dose and be still be low.

BTW: Thanks for taking the time to post your numbers.


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Vitamin D is fat-soluble - it needs fat to be metabolized in your body. I would think it would be helpful to supplement with Vitamin D after meals, especially if you are ingesting certain amounts of good fats. The time of the day you take your Vitamin D supplement, as well as what you've eaten, is probably a key factor to the amount that gets absorbed into the blood stream.

Dr Holick's Vitamin D Solution is one of the best books in my opinion on the subject. Because this is such a complex vitamin that has been with us throughout our evolutionary steps, it up-regulates a lot of functions in the body. An excerpt of the book can be found at the Life Extension Magazine's September 2010 issue - Vitamin D Solution Book Excerpt - the excerpt was an eye-opener to me.

Another great place to research is the Vitamin D Council's website. They go to great lengths at exposing studies and therapies for Vitamin D deficiency and its many-faceted illnesses.

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