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Soybean Oil...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Gayle,

First of all, did you have a Vitamin D Level drawn at all? If you did, it would be great if you could let us know what it was.

If you DID have a level, and even if you didn't, and your doctor thought that you should be taking Vitamin D, then he is giving you a RIDICULOUSLY tiny dosage. The dose that he is recommending is a maintenance dose for a small child- not an adult.

Take a look at the Vitamin D Requirements to see what an adult maintenance dose should be. And if you have a low level, then Vitamin D deficiency Treatment would require even HIGHER dosages than that!

But back to your original question. If you go read the Vitamin D Side Effects page, you'll see that a lot of people who have seemingly violent reactions to Vitamin D supplements are likely to be taking supplements with rancid oils in them!!

And since your supplement has soybean oil, and usually companies try to cut costs, they may buy old oils that have been sitting in warehouses- maybe even for many years!!

So, ditch the soybean oil. I ONLY recommend supplements that are either 'Dry', meaning processed without oil- or packaged in Coconut Oil (also called MCT for Medium Chain Triglycerides) that can't go rancid.

So, really, give that a try- don't give up on Vitamin D just yet because, while the dose that your doctor is giving you is pitiful, at least he's looking out for you and giving you SOME vitamin D- which is better than nothing.

Please consider supporting this site by purchasing 'Dry' 5000 IU Vitamin D Supplements here.

I doubt that you will have the same violent reaction to these supplements. Be sure to take them with a meal or snack that contains fat in order for them to be absorbed.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

It made me sick too!
by: Anonymous

My daughter and I were both diagnosed as having very low levels of Vit D. The tests were done in January, midwinter when we get no sun exposure, go figure!

She took her Prescription Vitamin D and became very ill, so I decided to wait. I finally got mine, too it and two days later came down with all the symptoms mentioned: severe headache, nausea,fatigue and a bitter taste in my mouth.

I would rather go and sit in the sun for a few minutes every day than take the stuff.

I think doctors are jumping on the Vitamin D bandwagon, prescribing it to everyone I seem to know, since it seems to be a panacea for all ills. I bet in a few years' time they will be debunking this, just like they did with Vitamin C.

made you sick...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hmmm. Interesting comments.

So, I'm interested in seeing where Vitamin C has been 'Debunked'. There is an EXTRAORDINARY amount of evidence in support of vitamin c. Dr. Pauling used IMMENSE doses of vitamin c and the studies that have followed up over the years have used tiny doses and concluded that it 'doesn't work'.

But vitamin C VERY much DOES work.

About vitamin d making you sick, if you read my page on Vitamin D Side Effects, you'll see that you and your daughter both probably have undetected Magnesium Deficiency and/or the oil in your vitamin d was rancid. In addition, you need to make sure that you take your vitamin D with food.

And your doctor doesn't know what he's doing if he's giving you Prescription Vitamin D anyway- maybe your body was rebelling against the 'non bioidentical' synthetic stuff that it was taking in.

So, it's curious that since you had a reaction to it, it's now something bad- yet you think that you should go sit in the sun to get it!? If it's probably so dumb and it's going to be 'debunked' then why worry about getting it at all?

But if YOU want to take the chance on remaining vitamin d deficient for decades, you are absolutely free to choose that, but for those of us who have seen the studies on the connection between:

Vitamin D and Teeth

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Vitamin D and MS

Vitamin D and Heart Failure

Vitamin D and Colds and Flu

I think that I will listen to the 30+ scientists who comprise the board of Grassroots Health who are begging and pleading with doctors that they need to do more about this epidemic and stick with THIS fad until its debunked!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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


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by: Kim

I just started taking vitamin D about 1 week ago, 2000 IU a day. I started feeling nauseous a few days ago and couldn't figure out why. I believed I was coming down with a stomach virus, but when the nausea did not pass after 2 days I thought it might be coming from the vitamin d, so I stopped it. Its been about a day and half since I stopped it and I'm feeling a lot better now. I can actually eat again. My vitamin D does have soybean oil in it so I'm switching to a dry form after reading that the oil can go rancid. I'm glad I found this post because I had no idea this could happen! Be careful everyone and buy dry vitamin D, not the oil form!

taking d with magnesium
by: Anonymous

Hi, my dr put me on 10,000/day vit D3. I started taking it as prescribed, with fat (tsp coconut oil). The first day I got a sicky stomach. The second day I got a horrible migraine and the sicky stomach and my stomach became extremely bloated. I couldn't pass gas but felt like I had gas bubbles up high in my gut, chest and clavicle area - painfully so. My whole abdomen became sore and tender. I couldn't wear my pants I was so bloated. I took tums and gas x to relieve the problem, but nothing worked. After 5 days I stopped the vit d as it was the only new thing that could have been causing the problem. I felt better. After 2 days I tried again with milk rather than coconut oil, and took half the prescribed amount. I still got sick. I'm guessing I am intolerant of the vitamin. The form I use is powdered in the capsule. I was taking it at the same time I take my magnesium supplements. I've been on magnesium for years, capsule and oil. I do have sensitivities to soy. Could the powdered form of vit d possibly have powdered soy in it? I have been vit d deficient for years as blood tests have shown. Very low. I also have problems taking b vitamins (they cause increased pain and burning in my extremities, I have poly neuropathy and fibromyalgia....among other things). I do experience delayed reactions to all medications that I take, as well as food, injury, exertion and stress. My dr suspects pervasive absorption issues. Do you have any idea what could be going on?

Consider this...
by: Anonymous

In many instances, there's a good reason why our D levels are in the basement, and it has nothing to do with "not getting enough sun." If the body is deliberately suppressing D levels, it could be due to the parathyroid.

calcium and vitamin d tablets
by: Anonymous

Adele here.

About six years ago i took a vitamin d and calcium tablet and within ten minutes I threw up for about twenty minutes. I could not hod anything down. I did not think it was the tablets and that it must have been something i ate the night before. The next morning the same thing happened after taking the multivitamin. Now six years latee i took the multivitamin again as i have a slipt disc which is casuing a pinched nerve. I decided to take the tablet to help with my muscles.

The same thimg happened. I'm convinced it's the tablets that are causing the nausea. Id rather sit in the sun as i live in South Africa. Also i find that mixing a teaspoon of bicarb and epson saults is the cheapest form of calcium and magnesium. Not to sure if there is vitamin d in that. I'll try drinking that for a while

Vitamin D
by: Alex

Went to the doctor because lately i've been feeling sluggish,I specifically asked for a full panel,basically the works.My doctor recommended a vitamin d check also because sometime's insurance doesn't pay,so she did.I was deficient,bought supplement's and was told to take 2000 units twice a day,after the firsst 10 hours i was literally throwing up like a fire hose,besides extreme sweating and the run's! Not touching them Im going to get as much sunshine as possible because I thought that i was dying,by the way it lasted about 5 hours!

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