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Dr. Anthony Fauci takes vitamin D as a Covid-19 preventative

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So why isn't this being loudly promoted by public health officials globally for the general public including Fauci in the US?

 

There is more and more evidence that there is widespread vitamin d deficiency  in the population and more and more evidence that not being vitamin d deficient is helpful in combating cv 19 nfection. 

 

Yes even more evidence is needed but vitamin d is cheap and very hard to get to toxic levels, so really why isn't this being pushed harder?

 

Fauci vitamin d content starts at 18:40.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

you follow the news.. I think you must know the answer. 

I do.

Fauci is being sidelined by 45 but he still does many media interviews. 

He has certainly not been promoting vitamin d.

 

BTW I've been taking it myself now for several months but given I'm in Thailand where there is supposedly no virus I guess that means I've got special urine. 

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I thought this was well known ... our family doctor ...as we call him ... said take Vit D (back in March) and our local hospital doctor said the same. They cost about 1thb each 20,000units one tablet per week

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4 minutes ago, JAS21 said:

I thought this was well known ... our family doctor ...as we call him ... said take Vit D (back in March) and our local hospital doctor said the same. They cost about 1thb each 20,000units one tablet per week

Which national leaders have promoted it ? It certainly hasn't happened in the US 

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1 minute ago, spiekerjozef said:

I take viagra following Trump's advice.

oh behave.

Do you wash it down with bleach?

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It's very obvious. Vitamin D is cheap and easily accessible to the population. New vaccines and new treatments load in work and profits for the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Recent studies showing that hydrochloroquine is, actually in fact, effective at treating covid and may be a good preventive are also not getting airplay. The WHO and Oxford studies cited to shutdown research on it used toxic levels of the medicine. Hydrochloroquine is cheap and will not open the tap on government funding that new treatments and vaccines will.

 

Thomas Borody's push for, the anti-parisitic, Ivermectin as a treatment for covid is also not getting a lot of airplay. He considers it a real killer of covid. It is also ridiculously cheap, which means it will most likely not get tabbed as the 1st line treatment.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, vermin on arrival said:

It's very obvious. Vitamin D is cheap and easily accessible to the population. New vaccines and new treatments load in work and profits for the pharmaceutical industry.

As I have never seen vitamin D sold as a standalone supplement in stores in Thailand (only with Calcium in low dose) I had a quick check on Lazada. I was surprised to learn that many of the brands available on iHerb are now sold on Lazada.

 

A lot of people think that if you get some sunshine you will have enough, but to have decent serum levels of Vitamin D you need to expose a lot of skin for quite long periods of time, and the more tan you become, the less Vitamin D you will produce.

 

This presents a dilemma - a choice between skin aging/damage from constant sun exposure, or no sun exposure and supplemental Vitamin D. Due to the harsh nature of Thailand's sunshine, I choose to stay out of it if possible and get little direct sun exposure. My wife has fair skin and sunshine is her worst enemy LOL. We both take 5000 - 10,000 IU per day. We have been taking this dose (me - 10,000, wife - 5,000 IU) for many years. I remember when my wife first started taking it she had a huge increase in energy. Most certainly she was deficient.

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11 minutes ago, JensenZ said:

As I have never seen vitamin D sold as a standalone supplement in stores in Thailand (only with Calcium in low dose) I had a quick check on Lazada. I was surprised to learn that many of the brands available on iHerb are now sold on Lazada.

 

A lot of people think that if you get some sunshine you will have enough, but to have decent serum levels of Vitamin D you need to expose a lot of skin for quite long periods of time, and the more tan you become, the less Vitamin D you will produce.

 

This presents a dilemma - a choice between skin aging/damage from constant sun exposure, or no sun exposure and supplemental Vitamin D. Due to the harsh nature of Thailand's sunshine, I choose to stay out of it if possible and get little direct sun exposure. My wife has fair skin and sunshine is her worst enemy LOL. We both take 5000 - 10,000 IU per day. We have been taking this dose (me - 10,000, wife - 5,000 IU) for many years. I remember when my wife first started taking it she had a huge increase in energy. Most certainly she was deficient.

I do 5-10K IU a day of liquid vitamin D and have only gotten ill once since starting. It really is a great immune system booster. I had a horrible time a few years back of getting ill 4 times for 1 month at a time over the course of 1 year. After I started using vitamin D, I had no issues of that kind again.

 

I agree sunshine alone is not enough.

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Please keep the discussion scientific. We don't need political arguments in this part of the forum.

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You can get 2000 IUs of vitamin D per day by spending 10 minutes in the midday sun in Thailand - 5 minutes per side so you don't burn and preferably wearing only shorts or less. I wouldn't take a supplement in addition to that as too much vitamin D can be harmful.

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I bought mine on Lazada. I reckon overpriced compared to the west but OK.

I'm taking D3 5000 IU and also 100 mcg Vitamin K2 MK-7.

The K is meant to counter calcification as I'm taking a rather high dose.

People considering this should either see a knowledgeable doctor (good luck with that ha ha), get their blood levels checked to see if they're deficient, or more likely research on suggested doses based on sunlight exposure, skin color, age, and medical conditions such as obesity.

 

Any benefit you might get as far as Covid-19 prevention is much greater if you're currently deficient and you become non-deficient, so in that sense checking blood levels makes sense.

 

There are special therapies for those deficient to get quick results. These usually involve a MASSIVE initial dose and then later maintenance doses. Again, you'd need to do your own research. 

 

I think taking a good dose for a long time will get the levels up eventually though, but sometimes you want to get the levels up really quickly. 

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11 minutes ago, edwardandtubs said:

You can get 2000 IUs of vitamin D per day by spending 10 minutes in the midday sun in Thailand - 5 minutes per side so you don't burn and preferably wearing only shorts or less. I wouldn't take a supplement in addition to that as too much vitamin D can be harmful.

The toxicity dose is massive. I wouldn't worry about that too much. 

 

60,000 IU !!

 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-d-toxicity/faq-20058108

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