Hello; I have been taking 5000iu lately, but have heard that you may need vitamin k2 supplement at higher does. Just wondering if there are other vitamins/nutrients you need more of when taking this dose in a supplement? Thanks

Asked by  Andrew on February 11, 2015


  • Andrew
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    Hey, I tried to make a new topic but it wouldnt let me (said duplicate topic or something) but my question is :

    Lately I’ve been having much clearer vivid dreams and sleeping as much as 10 hours (I don’t normally sleep that long) but don’t feel 100% rested when I wake up. Just wondering if that is normal with vitamin d supplementation?

    Also, Ive been taking these vitamin d supplements : http://www.amazon.ca/Now-Foods-Vitamin-5000-Softgels/dp/B0032BH76O
    Just wondering if these are a good reputeable brand?

    Thanks a lot.

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  • IAW
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    I would read the following http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. These are essential nutrients for Vitamin D to work properly. Pay close attention to the magnesium information and the danger of too much “preformed Vitamin A”.
    If you eat really well it may not be an issue. Some of our diets, though, are not the best and we may need to supplement.

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    • Andrew
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      Thanks for your reply. Ive heard that vitamin k2 is quite hard to get in your diet and that you may need to take a k2 supplement for proper calcium direction as it may build up in your arteries. Just wondering how true this is and what your recommendation is?

      Thanks

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  • IAW
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    Andrew you may like to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/dr-cannell-on-vitamin-k2/. I think this will answer some of your questions. Vitamin K does direct calcium to your bones.

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    • Andrew
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      Thanks. So say you didn’t get any of the essential nutrients that help vitamin d, would you be at any harm by taking 5000 iu/day?

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  • Andrew
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    Thanks. So say you didn’t get any of the essential nutrients that help vitamin d, would you be at any harm by taking 5000 iu/day?

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    • Amber Tovey
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      Hi Andrew,

      No, 5000 IU of vitamin D by itself should not pose any harm. We believe that everyone should maintain healthy levels of all vitamins and minerals, but it is not required to take additional supplements with vitamin D. Vitamin D will still perform myriad functions in the body when taken by itself.

      Cheers,

      Amber Tovey

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  • Andrew
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    Lately I’ve been having much clearer vivid dreams and sleeping as much as 10 hours (I don’t normally sleep that long) but don’t feel 100% rested when I wake up. Just wondering if that is normal with vitamin d supplementation?

    Also, Ive been taking these vitamin d supplements : http://www.amazon.ca/Now-Foods-Vitamin-5000-Softgels/dp/B0032BH76O
    Just wondering if these are a good reputeable brand?

    Thanks a lot.

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  • IAW
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    As far as I know NOW brand is reputable.
    I am not really sure if you can connect the symptoms you are having to the Vitamin D but anything is possible. Did you start taking the D to stay healthy or were you having any type of health problem big or small before you started taking the D? If so is that better? If you had no issues before starting than you could stop taking the D and see what happens after a week or two. Guess I should also ask if you take any prescription medication or herbal supplements?

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    • Andrew
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      I don’t take any other supplements and no medication. I am generally healthy, althought I was getting respiratory infections quite commonly in the winter. I started taking vitamin d in the winter mainly because of that, and all the other health benefits that are being discovered. I havn’t got sick yet since taking the vitamin d which is great. Just these small side effects. (if you can call them that) I am 160 pound light skinned and I havn’t got my levels tested yet.

      Thanks

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  • IAW
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    My following answer has no scientific reasoning to it. Take it with a grain of salt so to speak.
    Right now we do not know what your D level is. So on 5000iu you really should not be on the high side for your height and weight. But maybe you are and that is where the symptoms are from. More than likely maybe 5000iu is not enough for you but giving you 5000iu has started to correct some things that you never new you had any issues with. So in a sense maybe if you boost your intake a little, maybe things will “settle out”. If it makes things worse than stop. Maybe also you are the type of person that was great about having a regular “bed time” so you would get enough sleep. Maybe with the Vitamin D you can actually stay up longer, sleep less hours, but still wakeup refreshed/not tired. So maybe decreasing sleep hours would help!

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