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It matters the brand and inactive ingredients of the Vitamin D3, K2 and Magnesium? I'm new with all this D3 deficiency and started a protocol that is suggested in a group but I'm feeling bad and no improvements yet and when I asked in this group they said it is because I didn't buy the brands they suggest in a link. They said is because I'm taking differents ones of the ones they suggest. I really want to improve and feel better but the one they suggest are more expensive and I can't afford it right now. I want to know if it really matters or they are saying it just because they are promoting those for profit? They said the ones I bought has bad fillers like soy. Also, The dosis and time of the day the suggest taking it don't match with what I read here. Can somebody tell me whats the right dose and time to take the vitamin D3, K2 and magnesium to improve my deficiency (my level was 17). Thank you.

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Asked by  susan057418415600 on March 18, 2016

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  • susan057418415600
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    See title

    Answered by  susan057418415600 on

  • IAW
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    Well Susan, I cannot vouch for every brand of Vitamin D that is out there. We would recommend a company that has a good reputation for making vitamins or else you may not get what you paid for and will continue to be sick. Inactive ingredients should not matter unless perhaps sometimes people are allergic to them. Magnesium OXIDE is not the best to take because you do not absorb as much as others. I usually take my Vitamin D in the morning but there is no rules on the time of day. You should take it with food because fats in the food help it to absorb into your system. Do you live in the USA? Is your level of 17 measured as ng/ml OR nmol/l because this makes a big difference.
    More than likely the amount they may be telling you to take is not adequate. Most adults weighing an average of 150lbs need to take 5000iu of Vitamin D a day. This gets most people to the healthy level of 50ng/ml (125nmol/l) that we promote having. (The chance of cancers increase with levels of below 40ng/ml.) If you weigh a lot more than this you might have to take more Vitamin D to reach the above healthy level.
    Hope this helps and if you have more questions, just ask!

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  • susan057418415600
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     susan057418415600 on

    Thank you for your fast reply. Yes, I live in USA. My test was measured 17 ng/ml. I’m currently taking D3 10000iu and vitamin K2 in the morning and Magnesium glycinate 2 pills of 200 mg each 1 hour before bed. This is was the protocol I read in the group I talked about it but they said I’m still feeling bad (can’t sleep, headaches and numbness in hands and face) because I’m not taking exactly the supplements brands they suggest. I doubt it thats was I asked. What I did was to look for similar supplements that cost less, for example I bought the K2 MK7 instead of the MK4 and the Magnesium I bought the glycinate that was the one they recommend the most and avoid the oxide, I thought this was enough but now they said that. I think is that they earn commissions for those links. I’m so glad I found this group. I’m 5’7 and weight 188 pounds so I think that 10000 a day is fine, right. The K2 is 100 mg is that ok? it is ok the magnesium glycinate 400 mg at night? should I keep taking it at night or it is better in the morning? should I add another type of magnesium like malate? What inactive ingredients should I avoid? What brands Do you recommend? Sorry for so many questions and thank you so much, you are very kind in help everybody and very knowledge about it.

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  • IAW
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     IAW on

    How long have you been taking the 10,000iu with no improvements? (Days, weeks?)
    I think you are doing everything else correctly. Sometimes magnesium before bed can help people sleep better but Vitamin D deficiency also causes sleep problems. I suggest to most people that they do not take all of their magnesium at once and split it up during the day with meals.
    We recommend Biotech’s Vitamin D because it “is manufactured in an FDA approved lab, they manufacture high quality Vitamin D capsules at very inexpensive prices and their product is void of dyes, talc, binders, artificial colors and synthetic flavors.” (I use this brand.) If you want to tell me what brand you are using you can.
    So if you could answer the first question in this post and also tell me if you take any medicines. You also listed these symptoms “can’t sleep, headaches and numbness in hands and face”. Do you have any diseases or autoimmune conditions? Answering all of these questions and I will be able to help you better.

    Answered by  IAW on