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Bio-Tech Pharmacal – D3-50 – 100 Count?

A total of 8 reviews of this product on Reddit.

6 points

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5th Apr 2018

Went through the same thing as you.

I was prescribed 50,000 IU’s a week for 2 months to correct my deficiency. You can buy prescription strength D3 supplements on Amazon for cheap. This is what I took: https://www.amazon.com/Biotech-Pharmacal-D3-50-000iu-Capsules/dp/B000A0F2B2 Only 1 pill a week, much easier than counting drops everyday.

Was completely back in the normal range after about 8-10 weeks. You’ll want to have another blood test to confirm. After that, you can switch to a much lower dosage to maintain. Getting about 1000 IU per day is keeping me at a nice, normal level.

2 points

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3rd Jul 2018

>You won’t be able to find that over the counter, and you’ll wrack up your bill pretty quickly trying to take 50 – 1,000IU vit D3’s!

I take 50,000IU per week in one tiny capsule. A year’s supply costs $30 and can be purchased on Amazon.

1 point

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11th Feb 2019

It might be D3.

D2 is falling out of favor with a lot of folks due to it not being readily picked up on commercial assays, so that even when the patient is fully replete they can still look deficient. It’s really only been used historically because while there are no high dose prescription D3 products, there are for D2.

You can easily buy 50,000 international units D3 capsules though. Biotech Pharmaceuticals is $23 for 100 capsules of 50k D3 on Amazon and is a reputable manufacturer – https://www.amazon.com/Biotech-Pharmacal-D3-50-000iu-Capsules/dp/B000A0F2B2/

The only thing I don’t like about it is most patients don’t need anywhere near 100 capsules.

1 point

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8th Dec 2017

Vitamin D is a must for MS-ers. 5 years ago my level was a pitiful 14. It’s been nice and high at 65 for a while now, all thanks to one tiny pill per week. It’s 50,000 IU in one pill, so good for people who dislike taking a daily supplement.

1 point

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8th Dec 2017

It’s really not that expensive. You can get capsules that are 50,000 IU and as long as you leave a little while between taking them (between 2-4 weeks) it’s perfectly fine and in fact more convenient. It’s also likely more bang for your buck. You can get 100 capsules of 50,000 IU for $19.99 on amazon. Cheap as hell.

1 point

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11th Nov 2011

At my nutritionist’s recommendation, I picked up these vitamin D supplements. She said that most people should take one pill every two weeks.

Paleo’s one drawback is the lack of vit D in the food. Lots of processed foods have it added, so most people get enough between being outside and eating it in their food. If you aren’t going to be outside a lot, I’d recommend adding it through supplements.

0 points

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20th May 2015

They make 50,000IU D3 as well. So no, I’m not actually. Plus, not like it would make any difference had I been.

Edit: didn’t have time this morning to also add that the only reason people are usually prescribed D2 50,000 vs D3 is because insurances usually cover D2 at that dose while they don’t D3 because you can get D3 50K OTC.