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No medical expert can give ANY REASON why not to fix the 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of someone sick in anything, except the obvious reasons: “It’s against the narrative”, “I will get murdered by big pharma or lose my job” and “I’m totally uninformed and should work as a journalist or something else that requires no brain”.

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Feb 20, 2022Liked by Robin Whittle

Thank you for sharing this important information!

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Feb 20, 2022·edited Feb 20, 2022Liked by Robin Whittle

Thanks for this excellent write-up. I order a 3-month supply of d.velop to have on hand for helping others and have adjusted our maintenance dose of D3 up a bit, according to the above chart. (I was not charged sales tax for U.S. delivery.) It was helpful to know 50 tablets would work as well, if we needed to split available tablets up amongst the needy.

I don’t recall seeing this information on their site. Do the tablets expire or can they be stored long-term?

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I have informed a doc who is in touch with Kory about the need for better guidance wrt early treatment in the FLCCC Early Treatment protocol.

As regards vitamin D in that protocol, it should include a recommendation to give calcifediol rather than D3 for certain groups--the obese, the elderly, those with liver dysfunction (e.g., alcoholics), those with intestinal absorption issues (e.g., Crohns'), those who cannot tolerate fat in the diet, and, of course, those with moderate or severe respiratory illness.

Also, since supplementation with D3/calcifediol can cause an increase in novel arterial plaques, co-supplementation with K2 should be recommended. Then we also have to look at supplementation with magnesium for metabolic reasons.

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If calcifediol level is at 50 ng/ml, then this amounts to 250 micrograms in 5 liters of blood.

If you have 50% absorption, then you would need 0.5 mg of calcifediol.

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I should also mention that supplementing with D3 should be done on a bodyweight basis because adipose tissue competes with the liver for D3, but dosing with calcifediol is the same for all adults with 5 liters of blood.

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Jul 6, 2022Liked by Robin Whittle

Supplementation with D3 may not work for people with liver disease or who are obese. Calcifediol eliminates the need to rely on the liver.

Calcifediol also acts in a timely manner when people have immune events, including vaccination, respiratory infections, cancer flareups, autoimmune flareups, a case of poison ivy (it falls in the autoimmune category), food poisoning, etc.

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I'm not sure if you've seen this article about Th-1 deactivation by vitamin D

"Autocrine vitamin D signaling switches off pro-inflammatory programs of TH1 cells"

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-021-01080-3

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Aug 7, 2022Liked by Robin Whittle

Thank you for your work! I just subscribed after I saw your comments on the Substack from Mathew Crawford. It makes speechless to see that calcifediol is not a standard treatment. Several studies from Spain have shown you can reduce the risk of death by more than 80% if you treat covid patients with calcifediol. So most of those who died could still be alive if they would have received this treatment.

I also describe this in my book, in my big chapter about Vitamin D.

I see you are an expert for Vitamin D and I would like to discuss this topic with you. I have been reading thousands of studies about vitamin D and I am extremely interested in this topic. But there are some questions I did not find a response to yet... Maybe you can give me your opinion.

For example, regarding the following question, I also asked Dr. William Grant for his opinion. ( I am sure you know him).

Imagine you are taking 5000 I.U. regularly for years and you have a blood level of 50 ng/ml....

This may lower the risk but still does not prevent all infections by 100%...

Iimagine you get infected with covid now. What would you do? There are several options.

Would you:

-just continue taking 5000 daily?

-take some bolus doses (each like 20.000 to 50.000) of cholecalciferol for some days to increase the level to 70 to 100 ng/ml for example?

-take calcifediol (if available, here in Germany I think it would not be available) to increase the level to 70 or 100 ng/ml...?

Or what would you do? I wonder if taking a bolus dose of vitamin D DESPITE already having a level of 50 ng/ml would still be beneficial or if we can not expect any further effect from additional high doses after we already have 50 ng/ml from regular supplementation?? I found no study which tested that.

Will there be additional benefit if you raise your level from 50 to 100 ng/ml after you realize that you are infected? Or is it not necessary? Could this even have negative effects?

What do you think?

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It looks like the online Fortaro shop is now closed. Is there some other source available?

For questions having to do with skin production of vitamin D, you probably should consult a physicist, as optical angles and UV-B absorption are slightly important. ("slightly" has a hupobolic cough-understated-cough tone)

I happen to be trained in physics and have done research in optics having to do with infrared absorption.

I can discuss angles of incidence, the angel of reflection, indices of refraction, etc.

Did you know that different skin types might or _might not_ have different UV-B absorption even though they reflect visible light differently? At least I haven't seen any research into this question.

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