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Free Vitamin D!


#1

Not sure how long this is going on, but Walmart is giving away free Vitamin D. 400IU, 90 caps. Get 'em while there's still some around!

http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid94125.aspx


#2

Go outside.


#3

Nice idea, but I wish they were in softgel form. Guess most tablets are poorly absorbed.

http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/getting-vitamin-d-right.html

From the article:

"I bought some vitamin D on sale. They were white tablets."
Time and again, patients in my office who initially have had successful vitamin D replacement, despite being reminded that only oil-based forms should be taken, switch to tablets. While they initially showed a 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood level, for instance, of 67 ng/ml on 8000 units per day with an oil-based capsule, they switch to a tablet form and the next blood level is 25 ng/ml. In other words, tablets are very poorly or erratically absorbed.

I have had people use tablets successfully, however, by taking their vitamin D tablets with a teaspoon of oil, e.g., olive oil. Oil is necessary for full absorption.


#4

You will get exactly what you pay for - It is garbage!


#5

Vitamin D is fat-soluble, if you don't ingest in with fat, then it won't be absorbed.
Fat>Vit D>Calcium


#6

so take it with fishoil?


#7

I take my D3 with my scrambled eggs in the morning.


#8

vitamin D in a chewable? Weird.