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    Learn something new every day, I had no idea some of this stuff had to be cycled. So my supplements of choice are Ubiquinol, Fish Oil, Multi(low dose one), Selenium, B complex, Vit E, Turmeric, Vit C, Vit D, Astaxanthin and Magnesium(and Zinc but not as often). I also use a preworkout 4 days a week(Craze) and supplement with protein when needed(i.e. time ect.) and BCAA's. So all this should be cycled(minus the protein of course)? I have been doing this for about 10 months with no break, maybe its time for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    Great info!

    I figure I get my vitamins from my diet so I don't anything "extra"
    The only problem is that some vitamins have different forms (Vitamin D2-d3 etc.), then vitamin K which has many other forms so knowing if you have enough is more complicated than just guesswork. I'm not saying a multi-v is good, but def should use your food data to check what vitamins/ minerlals could be lacking;

    meat and eggs hold small quantities of K2 (mk-4) which has shown to boost testosterone in rats and conversely lower test levels when deficient.
    While it has no human studies that i'm aware of, anything with the potential to boost test is, well interesting to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    The only problem is that some vitamins have different forms (Vitamin D2-d3 etc.), then vitamin K which has many other forms so knowing if you have enough is more complicated than just guesswork. I'm not saying a multi-v is good, but def should use your food data to check what vitamins/ minerlals could be lacking;

    meat and eggs hold small quantities of K2 (mk-4) which has shown to boost testosterone in rats and conversely lower test levels when deficient.
    While it has no human studies that i'm aware of, anything with the potential to boost test is, well interesting to me.
    I have never supplemented with vitamin D before

    Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    I have never supplemented with vitamin D before

    Interesting.
    Why? Where do you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    I have never supplemented with vitamin D before

    Interesting.
    Vitamin D is fast becoming one of the most researched vitamins (I even bought a book on it; a whole book!!!) as it has so many benefits. If supplementing i'd suggest D3
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Why? Where do you live?
    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    Australia
    Jw. Also jw what dose you take per dose since you live in Austrilia... cloudy there a lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Jw. Also jw what dose you take per dose since you live in Austrilia... cloudy there a lot?
    I don't take vitamin D

    Nah it's hot as haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    I don't take vitamin D

    Nah it's hot as haha
    Thats why I was confused haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    I don't take vitamin D

    Nah it's hot as haha
    My buddy plays pro ball in Perth. That lucky bastard has summer yet round as he comes back states side for the Aussie "winter"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post

    I don't take vitamin D

    Nah it's hot as haha
    Makes sense. If you're someone with frequent sun exposure vitamin D3 may not be necessary. It's more important for those of us who spend our days working inside and don't get enough daily sunlight.

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    If you wear alot of sunblock (as I do living in NZ with a huge hole in the OZONE) then it can block Vitamin D absorption quite dramatically. So bear this in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    If you wear alot of sunblock (as I do living in NZ with a huge hole in the OZONE) then it can block Vitamin D absorption quite dramatically. So bear this in mind.
    True. I live in NYC where its <10 fareinheit as of late. Plus I sleep during the day. Vitamin D3 is a must. Ive been doing 3,000mg daily. What's your suggestion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    True. I live in NYC where its <10 fareinheit as of late. Plus I sleep during the day. Vitamin D3 is a must. Ive been doing 3,000mg daily. What's your suggestion?
    you mean ug

    If you want a comparison; australia just hit record high temps of around 109.4 fareinheit, we normally hit around 77 in summer but given the high risk of sunburn, sunblock is a must for me to avoid melanoma so even in the summer I supplement with around 1000ug (Vitamin d3 is expensive here + prescription required for supplements containing more than 25 micrograms); i managed to find some with 100ug so I just take 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    you mean ug
    you mean, IU

    he is in US not NZ

    the amount you espouse would be = to 40000IU, no?

    if i am not mistaken, that amount has peer-reviewed studies that show toxicity potential
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    I use 5,000IU of D3 in the cold weather months. Some people may use 10,000IU or more for a short time if their levels have proven to be very low (according to their doctor), then 3,000IU to 5,000IU to maintain.

    I also have read 40,000IU to be potentially toxic.
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    How many people cycle their supplements?


    Do you guys even cycle vitamin D?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    Do you guys even cycle vitamin D?
    why would you?

    vary the dosage maybe (from winter to summer, etc) but that's about it, no need to cycle off
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    why would you?

    vary the dosage maybe (from winter to summer, etc) but that's about it, no need to cycle off
    That's what I do- 3-4000iu in winter, 2000 iu summer,spring, fall
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    im in chas, sc. its sunny all year long
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    im in chas, sc. its sunny all year long
    Except when it's cloudy, raining, or night time
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    im in chas, sc. its sunny all year long
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    you mean, IU

    he is in US not NZ

    the amount you espouse would be = to 40000IU, no?

    if i am not mistaken, that amount has peer-reviewed studies that show toxicity potential
    LOL shiiieeeet. I meant IU. So it would be 1000IU lol. Most pills I have seen contain 100IU so I have to take 10.

    Been looking for 25 microgram ones so I can dose just one per day but I cant seem to find any.
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    I live in PA and am working midnights so I dont see the sun as much as I would like. I have never supplemented with a vitamin D supp and this whole discussion has me thinking that maybe taking a vitamin D3 supplement would really be beneficial. Is 3-4,000IU's from a multi and D3 supplement in the fall/winter the norm? I did some Googling and there are many conflicting dosage discussions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apnutter View Post
    I live in PA and am working midnights so I dont see the sun as much as I would like. I have never supplemented with a vitamin D supp and this whole discussion has me thinking that maybe taking a vitamin D3 supplement would really be beneficial. Is 3-4,000IU's from a multi and D3 supplement in the fall/winter the norm? I did some Googling and there are many conflicting dosage discussions.
    I get 1,000 from my multi (speculative about absorption) and then later (w dinner) I take 2000 or 3000 iu . I buy 1000iu gel caps = simple adjustment of dose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apnutter View Post
    I live in PA and am working midnights so I dont see the sun as much as I would like. I have never supplemented with a vitamin D supp and this whole discussion has me thinking that maybe taking a vitamin D3 supplement would really be beneficial. Is 3-4,000IU's from a multi and D3 supplement in the fall/winter the norm? I did some Googling and there are many conflicting dosage discussions.
    there is 'many conflicting everythings' on google, esp in a quick search on some things

    the amounts you suggest are just fine

    as cheda points out, the form/absorption from your multi are not necessarily equivalent to taking a specialized seperate quality D3, but you are on the right path here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apnutter View Post
    I live in PA and am working midnights so I dont see the sun as much as I would like. I have never supplemented with a vitamin D supp and this whole discussion has me thinking that maybe taking a vitamin D3 supplement would really be beneficial. Is 3-4,000IU's from a multi and D3 supplement in the fall/winter the norm? I did some Googling and there are many conflicting dosage discussions.
    Without actual testing dosages can be hard to determine. I take 5,000 for most of the year and then take 2,000 during times when I usually get enough sun (summer or spring). I have been tested before though and had to take certain amounts until I got into adequate levels (this was a long time ago) and now I just go with that typical dosing that I feel works the best (which is slightly subjective).
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    How many people cycle their supplements?


    I love how this has turned into a vitamin D thread

    Great Info!

    What brands do you guys use?
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    It's funny how threads go shooting off into another direction, good info anyhoo!

    I just bought CVS's brand. It was bogo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbhaver View Post
    I love how this has turned into a vitamin D thread
    shoot, i was just dropping in to call out jiigzz, before he killed somebody

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    After cycling for the first time off supplements I have noticed upon introducing a few of them back I notice them to be have a more pronounced effect

    Body must have got used to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    shoot, i was just dropping in to call out jiigzz, before he killed somebody

    hey now, that was just the wrong units I posted but its better than 3,000mg that OS posted

    No hate OS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    shoot, i was just dropping in to call out jiigzz, before he killed somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    hey now, that was just the wrong units I posted but its better than 3,000mg that OS posted :lol

    No hate OS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post

    So quick to hate on everyone you two

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    And in the summer... plenty of blazing hotness
    ^ He knows lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    So quick to hate on everyone you two

    Move to AZ plenty of sunshine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    hey now, that was just the wrong units I posted but its better than 3,000mg that OS posted

    No hate OS,
    No doubt. it was deserved for using the wrong units. Nevertheless it was cleared up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apnutter View Post
    It's funny how threads go shooting off into another direction, good info anyhoo!

    I just bought CVS's brand. It was bogo.
    Still pertanent to the original subject. Yup - got mine at CVS.

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    So, what are the real pros of taking a Vitamin D supplement I guess? Not quite sure on that part, the quantifiables and what I should be on the lookout for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bla55 View Post
    So, what are the real pros of taking a Vitamin D supplement I guess? Not quite sure on that part, the quantifiables and what I should be on the lookout for.
    There are a lot of pros in supplementing with various forms of vitamin D
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