My 3 year old, 30lb daughter was recently diagnosed w Autism. I began her on 5,000 IUs per day for 3 days and had her 25ohd test completed on day 3 to get a baseline reading. Her reading was a 26 and the testing center considers optimal to be 30-100. Upon reading the blog and your book on day 3 I reduced her to 1600 IUs per day and just ordered the D3 Plus supplements you manufacture. Three questions: 1) Would the fact that she had already been taking 5000 IU per day for three days have had any material impact on her baseline 25ohd test reading? 2) I see the D3 plus pills you manufacture of course have the recommended cofactors. Are the % listed per pill taken safe for my 3 year old? 3) I have had no luck trying to find a Children's multi-vitamin that has both none of the "bad" sources of Vitamin A and good sources of omegas. Any recommendations? Thank you so much!

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  • shawn.agan99137000
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    See title

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    At http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/case-report-vitamin-d-supplementation-improves-symptoms-of-autism/ Dr Cannell says “If you use D3Plus or Advanced D, you will have to cut the capsules open with scissors and dissolve the contents in a smoothie for young children who cannot swallow a capsule.” “I recommend autistic children start with a dose of about 1,600 IU/day (one D3Plus capsule) for children weighing less than 33 pounds, about 3,300 IU/day (two D3Plus capsules) for children weighing between 33 and 66 pounds, and about 5,000 IU/day (3 D3Plus capsules) for children weighing between 66 and 100 pounds.”
    For autistic children Dr. Cannell says to aim for a blood level of 80ng/ml.
    The three days worth of 5000iu I am “guessing” had a small impact but over the long run not much. So if you retest in 8 weeks I would not worry about it having an impact on that figure.
    As for the “multi” if you are giving her the D3 plus then you probably would not want to add extra boron or zinc that would come in a multi. (Or at least not too much.) So you may have to do “piece meal”, meaning add separate one’s to it. I looked “really quick” and found Nordic Berries Multivitamin for Children by Nordic Naturals. It says take 4 but if you only gave her one then you would be adding only 100iu of Vitamin D3 to the D3 Plus and she would get some of the other Vitamins. They also have Omega’s but they are a separate item. Unless she is a really poor eater, don’t forget we get Vitamins from the food we eat (except D), so do not get to crazy with high amounts.
    If you have more questions or I did not explain myself well enough let me know!

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    Perfectly explained. Thank you so much!

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    As far as Omega’s, is the recommendation that most are ok, but to specifically avoid Cod Liver Oil?

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    I only ever heard Dr. Cannell say to avoid cod liver oil do to its high amount of preformed Vitamin A.

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