Vitamin D supplement 365 tablets £6  (Prime) / £9.99 (non Prime)  Sold by FH Supplements and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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Vitamin D supplement 365 tablets £6 (Prime) / £9.99 (non Prime) Sold by FH Supplements and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 27th Mar 2016
I spend a lot of time at work inside in front of a computer and just as much when I get home over the past year and it's slowly been dragging me down. Looked into vitamin D supplements and been taking them over the past 6 months which has given me a big pick up and feeling a lot happier. Recently switched over to this one from uk nutrition labs and I've had the best results so far... would have happy to pay £10 and now they been reduced to £6 for 365 tablets. I had previously paid more for less from other brands so a bargain which definetly needs to be shared.
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*waits for comments about ways of getting vitamin in you*
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This is very true, the darker winter months don't help either.
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Whittick88

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​Vitamin D is mainly synthesised using sunlight anyways rather than diet so they're wrong.
Where do I get these from..
If you really need it then you can get it on prescription (I know, some people pay for prescriptions, but lots of people don't, so it's a good reminder).

The blood test is one that goes on ice so usually needs to be done at the hospital.

If you really think you need it, go to your GP and have a proper health check to make sure the reason you're feeling run down and lethargic is actually vitD and not iron, thyroid etc.
GPs aren't all good enough to do these blood tests for you and a lot of areas have different cut off points as I know with b12 deficiency, ! Sometimes it's easier just to take tablets to see if it does help,
MAdam98

​Vitamin D is mainly synthesised using sunlight anyways rather than diet s … ​Vitamin D is mainly synthesised using sunlight anyways rather than diet so they're wrong.



But is that because there isn't actually much Vitamin D in our diet?

Because Vitamin D is made by our bodies (using sunlight) then technically it's a hormone apparently.

I pop a vitamin D pill every morning and it definitely hasn't hurt me. I'm in good health and haven't come down with a cold yet this year (I started in January) but it could also be because of my active lifestyle or other factors.
Why can't I see the link?
Hot let's see more of this
laughingwater

GPs aren't all good enough to do these blood tests for you and a lot of … GPs aren't all good enough to do these blood tests for you and a lot of areas have different cut off points as I know with b12 deficiency, ! Sometimes it's easier just to take tablets to see if it does help,



I still think if you're having symptoms that lead you to believe that you're deficient in vitamin D (ie exhausted, sleeping badly, tire easily, struggle to do daily activities etc) then the best thing to do is see your GP and get some tests done.

It's best to get the doctor to check you out and make sure it's not something more complicated like thyroid issues, iron deficiency etc.

The sooner you get tested for whatever is making you feel below par, the sooner you can pinpoint the issue and fix it.

Plus, if it is a vitamin d deficiency that you're suffering from the GP can then tell you the optimum dose.

This looks like a no name brand and the tabs are white? Vit D tabs, the proper ones, are yellow from oil, because oil is the best holder of vit D to prevent it decaying in storage.

I would avoid these. Don't know what you're buying, could be anything, sold by anyone.
What are the best ones to buy?
laughingwater

GPs aren't all good enough to do these blood tests for you and a lot of … GPs aren't all good enough to do these blood tests for you and a lot of areas have different cut off points as I know with b12 deficiency, ! Sometimes it's easier just to take tablets to see if it does help,



My GP was quite good about it! I have brought some online in the past, but also had them prescribed.
shak

This looks like a no name brand and the tabs are white? Vit D tabs, the … This looks like a no name brand and the tabs are white? Vit D tabs, the proper ones, are yellow from oil, because oil is the best holder of vit D to prevent it decaying in storage.I would avoid these. Don't know what you're buying, could be anything, sold by anyone.



Shak, are you sure about that? I was prescribed vitamin D tablets a while back by my GP and they were white as well, made by a company called Meda, which is a large pharmaceutical company.
nejjy

Shak, are you sure about that? I was prescribed vitamin D tablets a while … Shak, are you sure about that? I was prescribed vitamin D tablets a while back by my GP and they were white as well, made by a company called Meda, which is a large pharmaceutical company.



The white tabs are usually premixed with calcium. Hence the white chalkyness. Less potent than the oil based ones.
shak

The white tabs are usually premixed with calcium. Hence the white … The white tabs are usually premixed with calcium. Hence the white chalkyness. Less potent than the oil based ones.



Interesting, so all of the white ones that have been approved by the MHRA are actually less potent? This is a bit of a scandal!!!
nejjy

Shak, are you sure about that? I was prescribed vitamin D tablets a while … Shak, are you sure about that? I was prescribed vitamin D tablets a while back by my GP and they were white as well, made by a company called Meda, which is a large pharmaceutical company.




The Fultium D3 I'm prescribed is POM (prescription only medicine).

mims.co.uk/dru…-d3

They're capsules & I take a couple every day.

My calcium levels are fine so the usual supplements which a GP would prescribe, and are usually available on the high street, aren't suitable as they're usually a calcium & D3 combination.

Mine was prescribed by my endocrinologist who is dealing with numerous other issues anyway, but I needed a supplement without calcium & I have to have my levels of vitD, calcium, T3, T4, cortisol, iron & numerous blood counts etc checked every 6 months.


I can't understand that if someone is feeling grotty enough to feel that they might need this supplement that they don't actually go see their GP, get checked out, have blood tests and a cause for the symptoms pinpointed.

Just willy-nilly taking the tablets in the hope you'll feel perkier is bonkers.
sickly sweet

The Fultium D3 I'm prescribed is POM (prescription only medicine). … The Fultium D3 I'm prescribed is POM (prescription only medicine). http://www.mims.co.uk/drugs/endocrine/osteoporosis-other-bone-disorders/fultium-d3They're capsules & I take a couple every day. My calcium levels are fine so the usual supplements which a GP would prescribe, and are usually available on the high street, aren't suitable as they're usually a calcium & D3 combination. Mine was prescribed by my endocrinologist who is dealing with numerous other issues anyway, but I needed a supplement without calcium & I have to have my levels of vitD, calcium, T3, T4, cortisol, iron & numerous blood counts etc checked every 6 months.I can't understand that if someone is feeling grotty enough to feel that they might need this supplement that they don't actually go see their GP, get checked out, have blood tests and a cause for the symptoms pinpointed.Just willy-nilly taking the tablets in the hope you'll feel perkier is bonkers.



You are right that we should be seeing GPs where possible, although mine told me they prescribe for the initial phase, and then you have to buy the ongoing stock from the shops, maybe its the post code lottery striking again?

From the same source as you, I was given these:

mims.co.uk/dru…nin

They are white tablets. Thats what is worrying if what Shak says is right, that these are not as potent.
Aim for 5,000iu a day, and include K2 and magnesium. They are far more potent if all three are taken together as they work symbiotically.
Edited by: "Dilithium" 27th Mar 2016
nejjy

You are right that we should be seeing GPs where possible, although mine … You are right that we should be seeing GPs where possible, although mine told me they prescribe for the initial phase, and then you have to buy the ongoing stock from the shops, maybe its the post code lottery striking again? From the same source as you, I was given these:http://www.mims.co.uk/drugs/endocrine/osteoporosis-other-bone-disorders/desuninThey are white tablets. Thats what is worrying if what Shak says is right, that these are not as potent.




When my dodgy vitamin D test results first came back (this is several years ago) my GP said the local prescription authority would only permit her to prescribe the combination vitamin D with calcium tablets and they weren't suitable for me as my calcium levels were fine and thus it could cause problems by taking the calcium.

My endocrine consultant saw the results a few weeks later, said that he could prescribe the Fultium D3 and that it was the only licenced vitamin D medicine available, the others are considered nutritional supplements but the POM (prescription only medicine) was considered medicine, so I assume it has had more rigorous testing and delivers a consistent level of D3 in a safe and efficient manner.

I know the Fultium D3 is more easily available for GPs to prescribe these days as the combination (vitD & calcium) tablets led to issues in patients & thus caused the NHS more in the long run!!

But my point is, if you feel that you're in need of these tablets then you're a fool if you don't get tested before just buying them. A GP appointment will take 10 mins, plus however long waiting whilst they're inevitably running late X)

You only have one body, let the experts (doctors) find out what's wrong, if anything, and then make sure you do everything you can to look after it.

Btw if you ever find out from blood tests that you're deficient in iron, look into Spatone supplements. It is so much more gentle on your tummy than the tablets and it really works!!

It's often on 3for2 at tesco and boots, it's amazing stuff and my GP swears by it too.

Mix it with orange juice and chug it down X)
sickly sweet

When my dodgy vitamin D test results first came back (this is several … When my dodgy vitamin D test results first came back (this is several years ago) my GP said the local prescription authority would only permit her to prescribe the combination vitamin D with calcium tablets and they weren't suitable for me as my calcium levels were fine and thus it could cause problems by taking the calcium.My endocrine consultant saw the results a few weeks later, said that he could prescribe the Fultium D3 and that it was the only licenced vitamin D medicine available, the others are considered nutritional supplements but the POM (prescription only medicine) was considered medicine, so I assume it has had more rigorous testing and delivers a consistent level of D3 in a safe and efficient manner. I know the Fultium D3 is more easily available for GPs to prescribe these days as the combination (vitD & calcium) tablets led to issues in patients & thus caused the NHS more in the long run!!But my point is, if you feel that you're in need of these tablets then you're a fool if you don't get tested before just buying them. A GP appointment will take 10 mins, plus however long waiting whilst they're inevitably running late X)You only have one body, let the experts (doctors) find out what's wrong, if anything, and then make sure you do everything you can to look after it.



Completely agree, always best to get checked out by a doctor.

I think there are a lot more licensed vitamin Ds available today than just the fultium, from the link you sent I found at least 6 of them.
Erm
Probably need these living in Manchester as we don't get sunlight
superflyguy

Fab customer reviews....


Like you said.. 3 reviews, all about the fact that the listing says suitable for vegetarian Whereas label says otherwise.
The comments in the thread are all informative... Not sure about the post three reviews.. all bad
Edited by: "proevo21" 28th Mar 2016
proevo21

Like you said.. 3 reviews, all about the fact that the listing says … Like you said.. 3 reviews, all about the fact that the listing says suitable for vegetarian Wherstead label says otherwise. The comments in the thread are all informative... Not sure about the post three reviews.. all bad



The issue looks like vegans not vegetarians. (_;)
nejjy

The issue looks like vegans not vegetarians. (_;)


I stand corrected
My GP takes Vitamin D daily. However these are not 20000IU unlike many others
If you genuinely are vit d deficient, you need supplements to be d3, and preferably in an oil based capsule to maximise absorption. I recommend huxd3, which I get from my pharmacy, but you can get from amazon too. This was what I was initially prescribed, but cheaper just to buy.
I should add, this is a high dose, so please don't use unless genuinely deficient. I am now meant to just take one if these every 2 weeks.
I found 10000iu a day had some impact on easing psoriasis.
Hi, please be carefull this dose 5000iu is too much for daily use. Unlike other vitamins which go out of the body if not needed, overdose of vitamin D stays in the blood and can make serious problems to your health.
my 2 penneth lol

just coming out of winter and into spring weve not had much sun
unless youve been away on a sunshine holiday
therefore naturally some people could be in need of a quick blood test at the docs to
request your vit d level be checked
once results come back
they will direct you to the nearest chemist for advice on your dose

at least thats what happened to me

its makes sense to show an interest in how youre bodys doing
no one wants to be ill



Edited by: "laineyhen" 28th Mar 2016
all well and good to say go to your gp but my wife eventually persuaded our gp to test her and her results were said to be fine. Actually they were low but not critical when she finally persuaded them to release the actual figures. Official guidance was that she should have been given advice on diet and told to buy an OTC supplement. However you cant get enough vitamin D from your diet and she already eats a lot of oily fish and eggs (the best dietary sources). You cant make vitamin D in your skin at this time of year in Britain so you rely on stocks from last year plus what is in your diet. We now take winter holidays and supplements.
This happens so many times in the uk, the gp says blood tests are fine or on borderline depending on your postcodes but when you ask for them to be printed out , you could get a shock, do we really need to all pay for blood tests to be printed ? It's a worry .....
Go nutrition have 5000iu liquid tabs for about £4. 2.99 delivery but they have loads on sale. 80spring the code is
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