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It's the magnesium...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi C,

Please read my pages on:

Magnesium Levels and why they are worthless.

Causes of Heart Palpitations

Magnesium and Vitamin D

Especially now that you are exercising regularly, it's almost CERTAINLY a problem of magnesium deficiency. Once you start taking magnesium and feeling better, you'll understand better why:

1) I don't use magnesium blood testing

2) I don't use vitamins in isolation or even just two or three single vitamins. They are not drugs and taking a high dose of one vitamin is bound to cause an imbalance of another.

I highly suggest that, in addition to pr instead of the single vitamins that you are on, that you get on a super high quality multivitamin pack such as Jigsaw Health's Essential Daily Packs

I'm totally and completely healthy and I continue to take a vitamin pack every day as 'insurance'. I might miss sometimes, but in general, I take my vitamins...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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heart palpitations or other symptoms from taking vitamin d
by: George


i am also a person who has experienced side-effects from taking vitamin d and some other supplements. Like one of the other comment authors, Jessica, i have also been sensitive to medication. I try not to take when i can, but when i have to, i am careful of what i take. As far as vitamin D is concerned, the first time i used a 1000 IU (one thousand) supplement i got side-effects. i had never used vitamin d before and it was kind of a bad surprise that i had this reaction.

I respect this website and its author, but this is Not due to a magnesium deficiency as i've checked multiple times in blood work and i am Not deficient in magnesium.

This has to do with a sensitivity to supplements, in this case vitamin D, that some people have. If you look up "vitamin d sensitivity" on the web, there are a lot of people who are vitamin D sensitive, as far as taking it from supplements is concerned (we do not get any bad reactions when we get vitamin d the normal way, that is, from the sun).

Be very careful, because if you are vitamin d sensitive and you take a lot, you may end up in the ER like one of the comment authors and 3500 IU is a lot for vitamin D sensitive individuals.

400 IU of vitamin D (four hundred IU), is 100% of the rda (more recently the 100% rda of vitamin D has been upped to 600 IU (six hundred IU)). That is about how much, some vitamin d sensitive individuals can tolerate without having side effects or weird reactions.

My advice, get a liquid form which is like 100 IU (one hundred IU) per drop, and start with about 1-2 drops per day (which is one hundred - two hundred IU) in water, WITH food (after eating food). When you see for 4-5 days that you are not getting any bad symptoms, Up the dose by just one more drop. Then also stay at this dose for 4-5 days.

If you are not having any bad symptoms, again up the dose by only one more drop, and so on and so forth. This way you will be able to find a dose which helps you without giving you any bad reactions. There are also liquid forms which have 400 IU (four hundred IU) per drop, so be careful what it says on the label about how many IUs there are in one drop.

If it's 400 IU per drop, start with one drop only per day and see how it goes for 4-5 days and up the dose by one more drop (eight hundred IU) if you feel comfortable with that and so on. This has worked for many vitamin D sensitive individuals in finding their appropriate dose.

Again, there are different forms of vitamin D, D2 or D3, dry or liquid, and different sources of vitamin D (lanolin or lichen or fish oil). You should experiment with any of these and see what fits your needs, but always start with low doses at around 400 IU (four hundred IU) and up the dose depending on how well you tolerate a supplement without having side-effects.

Personally i use 400 IU (four hundred IU) per day and that is how much i can tolerate at the moment without having side-effects. Make sure you check your 25(OH)D levels from time to time, to make sure you don't get too much or to see if you are deficient.

Make sure you up your vitamin D by staying safely in the sun, especially during summer. It's the natural way.

please do more research
by: Kerri Knox, The Immune Queen

With due respect, I never denied that people who have reactions to vitamin d have them. HOWEVER, just because there are a lot of people who have reactions does NOT mean that all these people have a sensitivity to vitamin d, and in fact, the vast majority of them do not.

There is a reason that people are sensitive to Vitamin D, and the vast majority of the time it's because they are deficient in one or more nutrients... INCLUDING nutrients they have tested in the 'normal' range for!

Most of this I have gone over quite literally hundreds of times on this website, so it's frustrating that the next person who sees these q and a's don't bother to actually click through the links that I provide in order to explain these things.

For instance, the Magnesium Blood Test is worthless. This has been stated in hundreds of scientific studies. Magnesium is not contained IN the blood serum, but in the cells. The blood serum only goes low when cellular levels have dropped so low that they finally deplete the tiny amount that is in the serum.

So, YES YES YES, you can, and probably do, have magnesium deficiency, even though you have been tested for sufficiency in magnesium.

And there are other cofactors that are required for vitamin d to be processed as well: Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and at least one B vitamin that we are aware of. Zinc, boron, silica, and strontium are more of the Lost Cofactors of Vitamin D

Are you taking any of these? Have you had blood levels done of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and your B vitamins? How about a zinc level?

What foods are you eating that get you preformed Vitamin K? If you are not eating the rind of aged cheeses, or the fermented soybean dish called natto, you are probably not getting much, if any, vitamin K each day.

How about preformed vitamin A from animal sources? Are you eating liver or taking cod liver oil on a daily or weekly basis? If not, then you are probably not getting either Vitamin A either, just like the vast majority of people.

So, one of the reasons that people are 'supplement sensitive' is that they very often are deficient in the cofactors of the vitamin that they are taking because they think that vitamins are like drugs: you take the drug and nothing else. But vitamins are not drugs. They are complex chemicals that require enzymes, vitamins, minerals, water, electrolytes, and even the right gut bacteria to process and convert in their complex reactions.

But instead of doing research and looking for the reasons you cannot ingest an amount of a substance that our ancestors ingested in amounts 20 times the amount that you are getting, you just say that you are 'sensitive'.

It may be easier to decide this, but it leaves out the fact that most people are deficient in many of the substances they need to process the supplements.

Many, too, are allergic or sensitive to one or more of the INGREDIENTS in most supplements, like magnesium stearate or the rancid oils used in most oil-based supplements.

Also, many people are allergic to lanolin and do not realize that the vast majority of Vitamin D supplements are derived from lanolin.

That is why I offer Vitamin D Absorption Pack and a Non Lanolin Based Vitamin D.

Even your advice is to try different formulations. But if they are 'sensitive' to the Vitamin D, and not ingredients in the supplements, that wouldn't make any sense. So, your own advice already takes into consideration the fact that ingredients are different in different supplements and different manufacturers.

Also, I find that a HUGE number of people who are sensitive to vitamin d and get side effects from it even at low doses are also the ones who are the most deficient. So, encouraging people to continue taking ridiculously small doses of a vitamin they are in desperate need of, is bad advice. They should find out why they cannot take larger doses and resolve these problems so they can get more.

Also, the sun has a very different conversion process in the body than orally ingested vitamin D. So the fact that you don't have problems with getting vitamin d through the sun may provide clues as to why you cannot ingest it.

While I have no problem with starting with extremely low doses, if someone cannot tolerate 5000 IU's of Vitamin D at a time, there is a problem. And solving this underlying problem is far better than remaining deficient in both the nutrient you are trying to take, and the other nutrients you are deficient in as well.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System
Side Effects

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by: Anonymous

No one like tablets but some time happen because our body is like machine I was in the club 6 month ago and heavy drunk and rounded dance I did but suddenly I felt leg pain I agnore I was think may be come from dance but in morning situation was same after two week my back arm leg oh my god and then slowly fog brain panic attack depresstion anxiety I went to doctor explain him and the bustard doctor he sent me for full blood text all of text came normal

he give naproxean I took couple days but didn't work I stop it oh I suffered 4 month I went my girlfriend house she told me you look tied I said forget tied I am completely fucked oh she told you did blood test I said yes all normal

she shout you did vitamin d blood text I heared and surprise what is vit d any way I went back to doctor and asked him how was blood test he said all normal I asked him vit d is OK oh he surprise he sent me on same day emergency department for vit d test oh when test result came back they said your vit d is low low low and give me strait away vit injection

believe me afteR injection my brain was clear body pain finish but doctor told me know you need ten week course desunin any way once I stArt after two week my body is slowly slowly relax so don't see side effect and complet course this is not sun probleM believe me chemical in body inbalance so take care

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