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    I get a lot of pain with my leg, (shooting pains, constant pain and nerve pain)

    Just thought I'd share this for anyone else who gets similar pain.

    My specialist told me to take vitamin D daily as you don't get much sun in UK. He said you would have to take you top off and stand in the sun for 20mins for your body to get enough vitamin D and as you know it isn't always sunny in UK.

    Anyone here take vitamin D and has it helped with their pain?

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    The Big Vit Shop |Healthy Origins,Vitamin D-3, 5000iu x 360 Softgels

    Healthy Origins Vitamin D3 5,000 IU is a key nutrient manufactured in a highly absorbable liquid softgel form. Vitamin D3 is synthesized in the body from sunlight and only a small amount can be obtained from food. The winter season and many sunblock products inhibit the body's ability to produce optimal levels of Vitamin D. As a result, Vitamin D3 supplementation becomes even more necessary to ensure your body receives an adequate supply.

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    I get a lot of pain with my leg, (shooting pains, constant pain and nerve pain)
    Vitamin D wont do zilch for this. What it does is help with the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc to make/repair bones. Vit D is synthesized in the body by sunlight action through the real food you eat, but as Bud rightly says there is very little in the winter. The problem is, the government cant/wont give recommendations for dietary supplement amounts of Vit D because they would have to tell you to expose yourself to sunlight - and therefore put you at risk of skin cancer. So an assumption is made that all your D comes from supplements and it doesn't (even in winter). Some will still come from food so because they cant say how much - they wont tell you what the daily recommended amount of supplementary D is.............

    But the good news is you cant O/D on Vit D though unlike some other vitamins. Male adults should stick to 4-5K units/day, imho. But I am not a medical expert.

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      Originally posted by selij View Post
      Vitamin D wont do zilch for this. What it does is help with the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc to make/repair bones. Vit D is synthesized in the body by sunlight action through the real food you eat, but as Bud rightly says there is very little in the winter. The problem is, the government cant/wont give recommendations for dietary supplement amounts of Vit D because they would have to tell you to expose yourself to sunlight - and therefore put you at risk of skin cancer. So an assumption is made that all your D comes from supplements and it doesn't (even in winter). Some will still come from food so because they cant say how much - they wont tell you what the daily recommended amount of supplementary D is.............

      But the good news is you cant O/D on Vit D though unlike some other vitamins. Male adults should stick to 4-5K units/day, imho. But I am not a medical expert.
      Yeah my doc said just as much Selij. He also said there is new publications all the time on how much the body can absorb, recommended dose etc...

      If I get time I will type up what he printed out for me (He wrote it himself).

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        As always I would say get plenty of salmon, pilchards. herrings, sardines and eggs down you. And that Cal-In+ yoghurt. Miles better than the synthetic tablets..................

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          Here it is Selij

          Recent studies have found that patients with good levels of vitamin D do better after total knee replacements. Sadly some 90% of people in Britain are said not to get enough Vitamin D, which can cause aching bones, joins and muscles. Furthermore vitamin D has been found to help protect against Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and several cancers. The natural way to get vitamin D is strong sunlight on the trunk or legs for as little as 10 mins a day (after which you can apply suntan lotion). Since sunshine is scarce in Scotland it is more reliable to take vitamin D3 s a supplement. The dose previously recommended is now considered too low and the optimal does is not yet known. I usually recommended 5,000iu, which is in the middle of the various amounts suggested in the literature. It is cheapest bought online.

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