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Old 02-06-2021, 06:27 AM
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I take a regular multi-vitamin.

Wondering how much vitamin d to add? What about magnesium?

I would love to hear your thoughts. I am also asking my PA next week.


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Old 02-06-2021, 06:35 AM
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Throughout Covid, I'm taking 5000 iu of vitamin d a day. I also live in a winter tundra right now. My stomach really can't handle magnesium, even the stuff that says it's gentle on the stomach. I have a magnesium spray which is supposed to be good, but it's hard to know!
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:53 AM
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This is the Vitamin D dosage chart from the NHI website.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Vi...hProfessional/

I know this topic came up previously on PT, from everything I have read dosages into the thousands are extremely high.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...d-side-effects
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:55 AM
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This is the chart for magnesium, the website also includes food sources and how much magnesium they provide.



https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Ma...hProfessional/
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:59 AM
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I have a consistent deficiency due to my transplant meds - I cannot spend much time in the Sun. My doctor tried to give me the 50,000 IU/month but it caused a ton of digestive issues. It’s a prescription regimen of 1-50,000/week for 2-3 months followed by maintenance of 1 dose/month, and it was rough.

She told me that there really is “no such thing” as too much Vitamin D, but that the consensus is that you should not exceed a daily amount of 5,000 IU. I take a multivitamin, Calcium+D, & Vitamin D every day. Adding the values up equals 5,000/day and I don’t have any of those tummy issues.

I do recommend building up to it OR taking it in the morning with breakfast, because it does make you restless/unable to sleep initially.

Magnesium is a different animal. I’m supposed to take it, but I really struggled until I found a gummy version. Gummy versions are easier on your stomach, because the “fillers” seem to act as a cushion. (That’s my opinion. Not scientific fact.)



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Old 02-06-2021, 07:26 AM
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I also take the 50,000IU weekly as prescribed by my doctor. Luckily, I’ve had no issues with it. Everyone is different.

I take a magnesium supplemental along with a multivitamin and Airborne.
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Old 02-06-2021, 07:50 AM
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Almost daily, I take a multi too and take another 5000 IU of D3 & 500 mg of Magnesium. I also take another several main vitamins another another several 2-3 times a week.
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Old 02-06-2021, 07:58 AM
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I have to agree with Miss ESL....be judicious in how you take it. I started with the recommended dosage and after three days had intestinal issues and weird dreams. Now I only take it every three days.

Personally, I think I get most of my vitamins from eating relatively balanced meals....for the most part.
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Old 02-06-2021, 08:08 AM
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Be really careful with magnesium. It did a real number on my digestive system and it took me a long time to get back to normal. Magnesium is a hard NO for me.

I walk in the sun daily (sunscreen, visor, mask, sunglasses) and am conscientious about preventing skin cancer. I take 1000 IU of Vitamin D every day. No side effects.

I don’t take a multivitamin. I also take Vitamin B.
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Old 02-06-2021, 08:32 AM
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My doctor-recommended calcium supplement has 600 IU of vitamind d. I take it twice a day so 1200 IU of vitamin d per day. I spend time outside whenever I reasonably can.

I would not start a magnesium supplement before talking to your PA. They're tough on your digestion and there are are other potential risks as well. Personally, I'm not worried about my magnesium levels. I eat a lot of magnesium rich foods: beans, nuts, quinoa, spinach/chard, salmon....

I don't take a multivitamin.


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Old 02-06-2021, 09:14 AM
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I would definitely consult your PA. She can probably order a blood test to see if you're deficient or not which would affect how much you take.When my Vitamin D was low, my PA had me take a larger dose, and once it came up to normal I took a smaller maintenance dose.
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Old 02-06-2021, 10:39 AM
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I do not take magnesium.
I do take D3, 5000mg every day. I just had bloodwork this week and specifically asked that D3 be checked. Iím exactly in the middle of the allowable range for D3. I do live in the north where winters are pretty cloudy, but I take it in the summer too. It is the right dosage for some, but I agree that a blood work check would confirm that.
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Old 02-06-2021, 02:05 PM
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I take 7000 iu vitamin D daily. At one time my level of Vit D was only 15%, now it's 50%. My neuro told me that vit d is good for so many ailments and helps people with MS too.
I never took Mag.
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Old 02-06-2021, 02:38 PM
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I take 50,000IU of D a week, and 250mg of magnesium daily.
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Old 02-06-2021, 04:58 PM
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I take 6000 IU of vitamin D and 1200 mg. of Magnesium. The Magnesium helps keep my Potassium up.

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Old 02-07-2021, 07:10 AM
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Magnesium, b12, and probiotic each day! The magnesium helps with cramps in my fingers.
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