I am just making a list of what I would need to order to follow the directions for the osteoporisis help. This seems a little daunting--"D3 50,0000 iu 2 x day for one week, then I would take it 1 x day for a week". I have the Carlson's brand of vit. D3 in the 2000 IU per capsule. This would mean for 100,000 IU a day I'd need to take 50 capsules (divided). I realize the importance of having your levels tested but has anyone followed this dosage for vit. D?
I read that acidity of blood causes oeteoporosis. You can neutralize the blood by taking some baking soda in water. It was shown in a study that this stopped the leaching of calcium (and other minerals) from the bones.
I also wonder if excess water intake can cause it, since this flushes out minerals I would think.
I have been reading some of Mercola's postings and he advocates getting vit D levels checked. I believe he used to recommenc Quest lab. I need to find out the procedure for getting this done....wish it were as simple as going to the local clinic.
RCannon, about the baking soda.....I've read that also but since a person needs good acidity in the stomach for digestion, wouldn't that neutralize that and make the digestion weaker? Dr. Susan Lark sure likes baking soda use for several symptoms!
Thanks for the links for the vitamin testing. The first link involves answering health questions and testing twice a year--it sounds like they are going to do a study so it goes on for 5 years. The second link sounds easier to do.
Arrowwind, I'm also wondering why you do not recommend Carlson's brand. I have their fish ol, cod liver oil and the vitamin D. Was the reason you did not rec. their vit D due to the fact it doesn't come in the mega doses....?
Dr Mercola promoted Carlsons for a long time and now he has changed his mind and I just can't remember what the issue was there. If you go to his site you can probably find out.
I just tried to search his site for negative comments regarding Carlson brand supplements, and all I could find was praise and recommendations from Mercola.
I don't know how much respect I have for Mercola's comments on anything so far, from the bit I've looked at, he seems very flighty and wishy-washy on many things. If he were to go against a brand like Carlson, I'd be suspicious that he had a hidden agenda.
I presently use Carlson Fish Oil, and Vitamin D3, and will keep buying the brand unless good reason not to has been provided from a good source.
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If you use the Osteo-Mins AM (one of the products that is recommended) it already contains 500 mg. of strontium per serving----2 capsules. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, boron, and silicon.