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So, three days ago, I started to feel "illness" coming on. You know, the achy, headache-y feeling and the next day I woke up with a raging sore throat. I immediately took a clove of garlic and 6000 iu of Vit D3. I took it again the next day and now, the progression of this "illness" has effectively stopped in its tracks. I feel absolutely fine. To be honest, I am really shocked. I thought the Vit D. would help the symptoms, but where did the sickness go???<br><br>
I am happy that I feel better, just amazed that my little "natural cocktail" worked!
 

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It's awesome, isn't it? I preach so much to people about vitamin D IRL and they don't believe me. It works like a charm!
 

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I didn't believe it at first either but I regularly take supplements. DD's pediatrician suggested I give her 800 to 1000 i.u.'s a day. Do you know if there is a such thing as too much Vitamin D especially for my 18 month old?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought the Vit D. would help the symptoms, but where did the sickness go???</div>
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It's just the opposite. Vitamin D isn't going to take the pain away, it's going to help your body fight the illness. And it did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Hey does it give you diarrhea like too much C does? I find C works great, but not until you get to the point of diarrhea which is a pain.
 

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That's awesome. And I had the same positive experience recently as well. Three times in the last couple months I felt like I was getting sick- itchy sore throat, sneezing, weird chills. I took 10,000 IU of Vitamin D along with Vitamin C and garlic and by the next morning... I felt great. I'm a believer!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey does it give you diarrhea like too much C does? I find C works great, but not until you get to the point of diarrhea which is a pain.</div>
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From what I have heard, vitamin D may cause constipation. If it does, then you are said to be low in magnesium and need to get more into your diet (food or supplements or epsom salts).
 

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Does anyone know what the upper safe dosages would be for adults and children? I can only find contradictory information when I search. Some seem to think that anything over 2,000 IU per day for an adult is dangerous, but I know many mamas here take much more than that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Does anyone know what the upper safe dosages would be for adults and children? I can only find contradictory information when I search. Some seem to think that anything over 2,000 IU per day for an adult is dangerous, but I know many mamas here take much more than that.</div>
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Here is one source:<br><br><a href="http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/" target="_blank">http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/</a><br><br>
I also used another source (somewhere on the weston price site) to come up with our personal supplementing guidelines, then I talked to a knowledgeable person at our HFS. He suggested something slightly lower for me, but confirmed my thoughts on DH & DD.<br><br>
1,000 IU per 25 pounds for children - taking into account food intake and available sunshine and exposure (we live somewhere where it is still useful)<br><br>
4,000 IU for adults with minimal sun exposure and/or food intake<br>
2,000 - 3,000 IU for adults with appropriate sunshine and food intake<br><br>
These are considered by some folks as "maintenance" doses. I plan to test us all after 3-4 months on these doses to see where we stand and will adjust at that point. If any of us come in contact with an illness or start to feel sick, then we'll up the dosage short-term.
 

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<a href="http://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/98/?ProdID=1442" target="_blank">http://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Pro...8/?ProdID=1442</a><br><br>
I think I'm going to order this: Nordic naturals strawberry flavored cod liver oil. I really want them to have the vitamin A and vitamin D. I'm still not sure. Maybe I should get the cod liver oil for every day and the d3 for when we are sick. Hmmm..
 

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You can take up to 50,000 IU per day when ill.<br><br><br><a href="http://homefirst.com/natural-pharm-store/vitamin-d/pro-d-5-with-probiotics-1.html" target="_blank">http://homefirst.com/natural-pharm-s...biotics-1.html</a>
 

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Wow, thanks, mamas! Very useful information. I have Carlson baby drops for DS but haven't started dosing him yet because I take 2,000 IU daily myself and am still almost exclusively breastfeeding. Maybe I should give him the baby drops to supplement whatever he gets from my milk? It's so cloudy here lately...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I didn't believe it at first either but I regularly take supplements. DD's pediatrician suggested I give her 800 to 1000 i.u.'s a day. Do you know if there is a such thing as too much Vitamin D especially for my 18 month old?</div>
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I give my kids age 5 and 7 2000iu a day. We get our Vit. D blood tests done next week so I can make sure that their levels are all good.
 

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I just had the same thing going on. I ate tons of raw garlic, took SA, my FCLO and drank a lot of Kombucha and it was gone the next day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I swear by raw garlic, CLO and kombucha--colds just never materialize anymore<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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As per our naturopath, dd takes 3000 IU per day. She is 5 years old and 41 pounds. Dh and I take 8000 IU per day, every day. We live in Nova Scotia, though, which apparently has some of the lowest vitamin D levels in the world. Dd just started primary (kindergarten) at public school in September. All her friends and classmates have been sick, but she hasn't missed a single day!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 
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