kolganito wrote:What about no-flush formulas or is it just a marketing tool?
So do I need 500mg or should I start with a low dose and increase it?
No-flush formulas are okay, but they don't show some of the same benefits as plain niacin. Check Dr. Hoffer's B3 paper
for the full details; you'll be able to make an better-informed decision.
kolganito wrote:Weston Price Foundation states that as long as the ratio of A to D in cod liver oil is at least 10:1, you won't overdose on Vitamin D. They recommend taking 2tsp of cod liver oil that provide 10,000IU of A and 1,000IU of D
With cod liver oil, the issue isn't getting too much D, it's getting too much A if you take enough to get all your D.
kolganito wrote:I forgot to mention that in addition to cod liver oil that provide 400 IU of D, I give my son 1 drop of Carlson Vit D which provide another 400IU
This is good; it's closer to Dr. Holick's recommended intake for kids his age. You'll know if it's enough by his vitamin D blood test.
kolganito wrote:I haven't read the pdf file. I was hoping to avoid vit K supplementation. Doesn't butter from grass fed cows provide enough vitamin K?
It may or may not. The important thing is that you don't know the vitamin K content of the butter without measuring it. Supplements are a way to be sure.
kolganito wrote:I am more concerned about the additives in a pill form of the vitamins. I understand that supplementation is necessary, but if to take all the B vitamins (B-50, B-3, B-5, B-6, Folic acid, PABA), magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin D (am I missing anything?) in pills, you end up with 9 a day with a load of magnesium stearate and other additives. Is it safe?
Magnesuim stearate isn't absorbed through the intestinal tract. If you're concerned about it, you can take magnesium citrate powder, without fillers, and a multivitamin that has 50 or 100 mg of B vitamins (but most won't have enough folic acid). K and D come in oil caplets, so no stearate there.
That's a little better than the average multi, but otherwise relatively low on most of the vitamins (better on folic acid, though). The one Owen recommends is a good one
. I've also used this (with iron)
and this (without)
. None of these, or most multis in general, have enough C, D, K, magnesium, or iodine (or folic acid).
majkinetor wrote:There is nothing natural in C megadoses, people need to understand that.
Now, wait a minute. Not sure what you mean here. Sure, humans taking bowel tolerance doses/dozens of grams of C is 'unnatural', in that we don't make C in our livers, and can't get dozens of grams in any 'natural' diet. But other C-making animals do
make dozens of grams (sometimes 100+ grams) when they are sick or poisoned, so I'd say it's not true that there's nothing
natural about C megadosing.