Originally Posted by quietone
Yes, but has anyone found a way for it not to bother your stomach at the uppper levels?
I discovered today that some vitamin D3 capsules are in lactose and I'm sure some people are lactose intolerant. Worth checking if you're using vit d in lactose.
I certainly DON'T have any problems with ANY of the D3 Ive used in oil, fish , olive, soy, or MCT (I think MCT is probably best) nor do I find any difference with the dry powder capsules from BIOTECH. Nor do I find it any dfferent taking supplements to laying in sun or laying under a UVB light tube.
I do accept that other people MAY react differently to different formulations and respond differently to UVB either from sun or tubes. But the science shows us that D3 on it's own, is INERT. (so those who imagine they have reactions to inert substances most consider what they are bringing to that experience that isn't based on science but psychology)
D3 is INERT. it only becomes activated AFTER it's been hydroxylated by your liver into 25(OH)D or further hydroxylated to the active hormone 1.25 CALCITRIOL by your kidneys.
The way to avoid the stomach is to either dissolve the D3 into coconut oil and massage it into your skin or to lay under a UVB sunlamp/tanning tube. that way your stomach isn't involved.
Remember also that nothing is quite as simple as scientists would have you believe. We talk about cholesterol subject to UVB being converted to vitamin D3 being converted to 25(OH)D but some is also converted to 20(OH)d3
and this MAY also be activated to 1.25, so there could possibly (remember this is all relatively new research) be a whole host of benefits accruing to those who lay naked in the sunshine that aren't on record simply because no one has as yet thought to research the potential.