Originally Posted by Satori
I'm restarting my Vit D supp tomorrow, 50,000IU 1x a week, my last level was 23 which is up from the I think 15 it was, can't remember, its been awhile. Can anyone recommend a liquid Vit D that's not fat/oil based? I want to start my nursing 2 yr old on it and she's on a very low fat diet for a metabolic disorder so I can't be giving her fat based stuff like cod liver oil. I'm also going to be starting both kids on liquid calcium and b-complex. Just hope I can afford it! My vit D and B12 shots alone are $27 mo since my insurance doesn't cover it. My Multi prenatel is $25mo, Calcium is $15 if I remember right (I have severe bone loss). dd's liquid calcium is $11mo, vit D will cost me another $10 for her. She can't swallow horse pills yet so I have to buy her a liquid b-complex, no idea how much that's going to cost then I need to order the 2 yr olds stuff too. Celiac SUCKS! Were all much happier and more emotionally stable on the supps but when it costs $100 a month for everyone it sucks becasue I just can't afford it so I have to decide who needs it more this month? Was all excited I was going to get a food processor when I remembered I needed to refill the meds and there went my money
Oh well, I got my B12 shot last night and today I had more energy then I've had in weeks because I've been missing my shots due to lack of money. Anyway, tips on affording supps when your broke and can't eat fish?
The Carlson's D Drops might work for your DD b/c the dosage is so tiny. Any "dry D" supplements you see... steer clear of them, they are vitamin D2, the vegan version from yeast, and D2 has side effects.
Are you taking K2 for bone loss? Your D is still very low at 23, how long have you been doing the shots and it hasn't gone up much? I wonder if you are taking 50,000IU of D2 since that is a typical mainstream method and dose?? I would sincerely suggest you consider the natural D3 version and a different dosage pattern. Perhaps the D Drops will be more cost efficient for you both.
Have you tired Jarrow Methyl B12 5000mg? It's a sublingual and is reportedly as good as B12 shots if you take everyday. IHerb has good price on it for 2 month dosage: http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails....1&pid=117&at=0
Not to have to get to you do another supplement but magnesium is extremely important for bones (and teeth, and mood, and muscles...)
Is making 24 hr. bone broth an option for you? It's so healing for the gut too. It has both high amounts of calcium and magnesium in a very easily absorbed form.
Your DD is nursing but still needs calcium?
And also, just to clarify for all:
Vitamin A is extremely important to be taking *with* vitamin D, as both vitamins protect against the toxicity of each other, and regulate minerals together:http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnut...ina-osteo.html