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    Hi,

    I've been having blood tests due to recent fibromyalgia diagnosis and have received the results today. Apart from my CRP being noted as slightly raised, it mentions my vitamin D levels are slightly low at 38.8 and suggests I would benefit from adequate sunlight exposure (have they seen the weather!) and some over the counter vitamin D supplements.

    I've tried researching it and they all suggest vitamin D3 but there's so many different strengths. Plus the test was taken on the 9th January and I'd only returned to the harcombe diet a week before so am a little concerned that my diet change won't have been reflected yet in those blood tests.

    So does anyone know what I should be taking? I actually saw my Gp yesterday but they never mentioned the test results so I expect they hadn't received them yet on the system.

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    Hi Darla,

    Ted was a master on these things. Please see the link for vit d below.
    Hope that helps. Personally I think vit d3 is better than vit d2

    http://www.theharcombedietclub.com/f...hlight=vitamin
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    Yes, it's definitely Vitamin D3 you need. While you're so low, I think Ted would have recommended 10,000iu, going down to a maintenance dose of 5,000iu.

    This is a good place to buy them. https://uk.iherb.com/pr/Healthy-Orig...Softgels/21298
    Last edited by Florallle; 20th January 2018 at 05:56 PM.

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    Thanks for that. Have ordered some capsules so hopefully I got it right lol

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    Thanks I used a UK company in the end

    https://www.healthmonthly.co.uk/swanson_ultra_high_potency_vitamin_d3_with_coconut _oil


    Bought 3 bottles and came in at under 19 so was cheaper than iherb with the delivery. And these are in coconut oil which Ted mentioned being best.

    Struggling with how low I am as I'm reading in places that's it's within normal ranges. It's like nobody can agree. But as my diet has recently changed I'll give this level a go and see. It's a lot of money for me to spend.

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    I always get the Healthy Origins 10,000iu, 360 softgels from BigVits
    Amazon used to stock them, but stopped.
    These are better value than the Swansons...looks like they are double the iu, and double the number of capsules.
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    I don't know why I'd bookmarked iHerbs. I also bought from Bigvits last time. Sorry for the misleading info.

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    iHerbs is cheaper...but the shipping cancels it out.
    And...I just realised that last time, I bought the 5000iu...12.95 for 360.
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    I take 5,000IU Vit D3 along with magnesium glycinate and MK-7 (a form of Vit K2) which is what Ted recommended to help support the body's utilization of the Vit D.
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