What is the opinion of Reddit about the
NOW Supplements, Vitamin D-3 5,000 IU, High Potency, Structural Support*, 120 Softgels?

A total of 6 reviews of this product on Reddit.

3 points


7th Mar 2020

Vitamin D injections are more expensive b/c they are convenient only administered once a year. Your insurance should cover them if you’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder.

If it doesn’t you can just supplement oral vitamin d which is pretty affordable $6 on amazon for a 120 day supply, so it costs less than a quarter a day to substantially improve your health. Spending at least 15 mins outdoors in nature and getting some sunlight is always ideal, but if you can’t this is the next best thing.

17 points


7th Jan 2021

> Anything that is indigestible is extremely bad for your gut bacteria and will destroy your intestines in the long run.

Not true at all. In fact, plenty of indigestible things are good for your gut bacteria and good for your intestines- that’s the nature of insoluble fiber generally; you can’t digest it, but it helps move things along.

In any event, there are plenty of Vitamin D supplements without cellulose. Just a quick look at at Amazon shows 120 5000 IU caps for $6.16


1 point


4th Jan 2021

> You’d have to be aiming for it and spending ludicrous amounts of money on supplements trying to achieve it.

A toxic dose is upwards of 4000 IU a day.

You can get 5000 IU pills for $0.08. That’s not “ludicrous amounts of money”.

1 point


12th Jan 2017

I had written this huge reply for you but by the time I got to the end of it, I felt most of it may be irrelevant for you and everyone else who may read this post. I’ll be happy to pm it to you, but I fear you may think it’s a bit off-the-wall.

For more immediate relief though, I’ve tried a high dose of vitamin D3. This article has some great info on the differences between vitamin D and D3, how they can help your body and how much to take http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/23/oral-vitamin-d-mistake.aspx

I started taking 10,000IU’s a day (2 gel caps in the morning) of this brand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002EA99HE/ref=twister_B001J4YN72?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 and by the end of the second day I had a calmness wash over me. My mind stopped cycling and I was able to relax and “breathe,” if you know what I mean. I haven’t had an anger outburst since I’ve been taking them, when I would have several a day. I was always feeling like I was in a state of being attacked and paranoid before I started taking it. I am not a doctor but the difference it made to me was amazing. It also made my unrelenting depression MUCH more tolerable and I was able to have motivation to get some things done again. However, I’ve only been taking this for about a week so far. I really want to see how it affects that time of the month, which has not come yet but is about to.

I hope you can get help from this sub. It has been a great support for me. Feel free to pm if you want to talk more.

1 point


20th Oct 2011

The Now Foods D3 has pretty good reviews on amazon.