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How safe is vitamin D3?

Written by Dr John Cannell, founder of Vitamin D Council

«Dr Cannell has hypothesised that Vitamin D deficiencies may predispose to influenza. In the controversial journal Medical Hypotheses, Cannell also suggested a tie to autism.He founded the Vitamin D Councilas a tax exempt, nonprofit, 501(c)(e) corporation and is its executive director».

How safe is vitamin D3?

“All things are toxic, and nothing is without toxicity; the dose alone determines if something is toxic.”
– Paracelsus

“How safe is vitamin D3? If my toddler gets into my vitamin D3, will it hurt him?”

I am often asked, “How safe is vitamin D3? If my toddler gets into my vitamin D3, will it hurt him?”

Generally, no. The exception may be a bottle of 50,000 IU capsules of D3.If your toddler ingests 20 capsules before you find him, he will probably develop hypercalcemia and may die.

Of course, there are risks with a child getting into anything they are not supposed to. Ingesting 20 capsules from a bottle of 50,000 IU D3 will likely result in an emergency situation of hypercalcemia, in which it is important to get medical attention as soon as possible.

When occasions as tragic as this occur, vitamin D3 opponents (and there are opponents) will pounce, “I told you, it’s a dangerous drug.” However, many often ignore the potential dangers of Tylenol, which is marketed in a bright red and yellow bottle, easily mistaken as a harmless candy by young toddlers.

Of course, should any child die from an accidental overdose of prescription or over the counter drugs, the situation is tragic and precautionary measures should be taken to prevent further injury or death. However, when situations such as these occur, lawsuits occur and many ignore the fact that these products have been on the market for decades without any problems. The issue does not lie with the product, but with the dose, as my friend Paracelsus might agree.

“If I mistakenly take two capsules instead of one, will it hurt me?”

Another common question I have received over the years is, “If I mistakenly take two capsules instead of one, will it hurt me?” Theoretically, if you took two of the 50,000 IU capsules per day for at least two months, you may reach toxicity. It all depends on your genetics and your weight.

Will it hurt to take 50,000 IU/day for several weeks?

As I have written, in all ways that can be assessed, vitamin D3 is safe. For example, let’s compare vitamin D3 to water. Assume you need eight glasses of water/day for good health. Ten times that amount will rapidly kill you via fluid intoxication.Now, let’s assume adults need 10,000 IU/day. Ten times that amount (100,000 IU/day) may also be fatal. However, both are essential for life, and both can be detrimental if taken in excess.

How many people die every year from vitamin D overdose?

As I wrote, of the 15,000 Americans who overdosed on vitamin D from 2001 to 2014, none died. Only five of the 15,000 developed signs or symptoms of toxicity, and 2 were infants who had D drops put into their nose instead of their mouth. During that same 14 years, more than two-thousand people died from Tylenol overdose, including a number of toddlers.

Tylenol (in its bright red and yellow package) overdose is actually the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the US, about 100,000 instances per year, and is responsible for 56,000 yearly emergency room visits, 2,600 yearly hospitalizations and a staggering 458 deaths/year due to acute liver failure, many of them toddlers. That’s more than 5,000 Tylenol deaths over the same 14 years that vitamin D3 caused 0 deaths.

By any measurement vitamin D3, in physiological doses, is safe. But, that depends on dose. Don’t just say, “I’m on vitamin D3.” Instead, tell people how much you are taking. Remember, the dose makes the medicine.

Is your doctor telling you that you are taking too much vitamin D3?

The chart below, based on a review published by Hathcock et al.[1], shows the incidence of vitamin D toxicity in relation to daily vitamin D intake (up to ten million IU per day). The blue circles represent pharmacological studies using doses of up to 50,000 IU vitamin D per day. The red triangles represent cases in which vitamin D intoxication occurred, the intake was known, and the 25(OH)D level was measured.No toxicity was observed at levels below a 25(OH)D serum level of 200 ng/ml (500 nmol/L), and no toxicity was observed in studies reporting a daily vitamin D intake below 30,000 IU.


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First posted on: December 18, 2017 by John Cannell, MD on this forum 

How to heal your Vitamin D3 deficiency?

First the bad stuff (wheter they do this deliberately or not)

How to heal your vitamin D3 deficiency is quite easy, especially if you leave your Big Pharma brainwashed doctor out of the picture. Because they aren’t trained to prescribe something that Big Pharma does NOT earn money on, and unfortunately for them they can’t patent something natural. Actually any big business brainwash their audience with data to support their message. Did you know that  Coca-Cola have their own doctors teaching people that the sugars have no link to hyper active kids! They also teach that GMO, Aspartame and high fructose corn syrup is not a problem! Really!

Just read this and have a big stomach laugh of all its ridicoulousness- from Wikipedia«The Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness, established in 2004 and based in Atlanta, GA is an organization set up by the Coca-Cola Company, whose purpose is, according to its website, “to use evidence-based science to advance knowledge and understanding of beverages, beverage ingredients, and the important role that active healthy lifestyles play in supporting health and wellbeing». You understand perhaps how twisted this world is when Coca-Cola teaches health…. Coca-Cola and Pepsi with their aspartame are now coming out as reasons for lesions in the brain (MS) and has known to clean toilets, police uses it to remove blood from the streets and also break down teeth (bone) overnight in humans ref the tooth fairy.

P.S if you think my intro was overly dramatic which I to some degree understand as I was blindly following doctors for 20 years or so until they killed my mum drugging her down with pharmaceuticals instead of treating her MS with vitamin D3 and cofactors – (I wrote a book about it you can get it here ), I would also suggest you watch the intro video -«The truth about cancer» which you can find on YouTube and the «C word» on NetFlixor read this articleabout how 77 natural doctors has been killed – that mainly have found natural cures for diseases.

I’m saying all this because if you are sceptic but you have spent a lot of time being sick because of of your vitamin D3 deficiency but you don’t know what or who to believe anymore, it will cost you a few hours to become more knowledgable about what is really going on in the world of health and why you will greatly benefit from knowing about it (instead of possibly developing an auto immune disease like many of us al ready have). I am a huge fan of time over money, because money comes and goes but time doesn’t come back. Many people spend their last days wish they could have used time better but themoney they have wont buy them anymore time. I have spent 25 years of my life becoming sicker thanks to being a blind victim of Big Pharma and their sales reps in doctor jackets (doctors), plus also watching my mum suffering a long suffering I wont get that time back at all. And since we did not have Internet back then, I only had the option to listen to my doctors, because they knew the best right? Wrong!

Cod liver is a big joke and a money sucking industry

Also cod liver is a big joke and a big industry. In fact I live in the country Norway which is main producer of many cod liver brands and those who grew up here with me has been indoctrinated to belive that our «Tran» will help health or vitamin D3 levels. First of all, wait for it – we are the top Vitamin D3 Deficient country in the world- aaaaaand still after 40 years of cod liver!!! It has minimal with vitamin D3 and has hardened fat and is so so bad for us. OMG- all the lies we have been told!

Now to the good guys and the good message :)

Anyways, now I will get to the core of the message here – how will you fix your vitamin D3 levels?

Vitamin D3 supplementation for adults

The famous neurologist Dr Coimbra says that a normal healthy person can take 10 000 iu of vitamin D3 a day.

“The dose of 10,000 IU per dayis considered by all researchers, by all international vitamin D experts, NOAEL (No Adverse Effect Level). It  means there is no adverse effect with this dose of vitamin D in an adult person. – Cícero Galli Coimbra, neurologist, Ph.D.
Director of the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroprotection of UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo); also Associate Professor at the same institution.

Vitamin D3 supplementation for kids

And also for kids this is what he says: «When we talk about children, we have to make a correction through weight: a child at birth, independently of the weight, can receive 1,000 IU per day. When he/she reaches 10 kg of weight, the dose goes to 2,000 IU. With 15 kg, 3,000 IU, that is to say, every 5 kg of weight the dose increases by 1,000 IU, until the child reaches 50 kg and starts to take 10,000 IU, which he/she can take indefinitely».

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Vitamin D3 is not a Vitamin but a Pro Hormone

We produce 20 000 iu of vitamin D3 in the sun, that means if you have a sun that is “bringing it” – a sun that is closer to equator not like here in Scandinavia – except from when we get a good tropical summer. However 20 000 iu (as a supplement) is not recommended if you have high serum calcium, but that is rare, but in best case avoid dairy protects like milk, cheese, yoghurts etc to keep it low. Take a calcium serum test before you start if you are unsure (most people with high calcium serum levels have or should have been informed you about this at some stage as that in it self is a disorder). Read about Calcium Toxicity hereDairy is not healthy for you anyways, it is filled with hormones and anti biotics (anti biotics means «anti life»and will kill healthy gut bacteria off).

Anyways, getting back on track (again :P). Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin but a pro hormone transported around in the body with help of magnesium so you will need that too and you are most likely depleted in it as well. A good pharma grade vitamin K2 like this will help your calcium go into the blood instead of leaving it in the blood stream.

P.S 1 Vitamin D3 helps regulate insulin/blood sugar levels

P.S 2 Your Vitamin D3 receptors sites should also be saturated if you are taking Progesteron, or it wont work optimally. If you are a woman or a person with neurological disorders pay attention to this.

P.S 3 I dont get anything for recommending these links.

Where to start?

As mentioned, a normal healthy person can take 10 000 iu daily without any calcium restrictions in their foods such a dairy. But no healthy well informed practitioner recommends dairy at all, at least not to grown ups. For kids goat milk is the one that resembles human milk the most. This is the best product to start with is listed in this download

for optimal bio availability. Many magnesiums will never be good for anything else than the trash can, and that is a waste of money and time for sure as you need magnesium to transport the vitamin D3 around in your body and activate it from inactive to active.

Some references: The Big Vitamin D Mistake

What is the high doses of vitamin D3 /The Coimbra protocol

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