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At a 7-week follow up after my daughter's celiac diagnosis, we found that she's low on Vitamin D. (24.2 was the number.)

Does anyone know which Vitamin D is best? Her low number is despite taking some D I got at Target, which must not have been very good.

Thank you!


Daughter diagnosed with celiac via endoscopy, April, 2011.

Mom, Dad and daughter all go gluten free.

We live in the Twin Cities, MN.

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At a 7-week follow up after my daughter's celiac diagnosis, we found that she's low on Vitamin D. (24.2 was the number.)

Does anyone know which Vitamin D is best? Her low number is despite taking some D I got at Target, which must not have been very good.

Thank you!

You bought Vitamin D-3, right? I read (online, so maybe not reliable) that D-2 is worthless. Solar is the brand that I bought at the Health Food store, and it has been great. My fingernails are growing again vs. being paper thin, and my hair isn't falling out. It says on the bottle that they're gluten-free SF DF. And that mfg. has been around since 1940 something.

Last week I went to replenish them and they didn't say soy free on the label. I'm not sure if they changed the formulation or changed their labeling practice. I suppose it's worth an e-mail. I didn't buy them.

I remember a post by Ravenwood advocating a particular vitamin brand. I'd go with that. She gives very good advice.


Positive improvement from elimination diet. Mother dx'd by Mayo Clinic in late 1980s. Negative blood tests and Upper & Lower GI biopsy. Parathyroidectomy 12/09. Recurring high calcium level 4/10. Gluten-free 4/10. Soy & Dairy Free 6/10. Corn free 7/10. Grain free except rice 8/10. Legume free 6/11. Fighting the battle of the battle within myself, and I'm going to win!

As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Are GNC vitamins any good? I asked there today about D3 and the guy kept pushing chewables that had calcium mixed in. Left because I was unsure.


Daughter diagnosed with celiac via endoscopy, April, 2011.

Mom, Dad and daughter all go gluten free.

We live in the Twin Cities, MN.

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The sunlight recommendation is only effective in the southern regions. Us in the north would have a hard time getting enough Vit D in the summer after an afternoon in the sun let alone the other seasons. As for a good suppliment I'm not sure it is hard to tell what works. I bought a liquid calcium/D3 thinking it may be easier for my body to use it.

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I also think Solgar products are the safest, although I know PURE also is gluten free, some NOW products, and Phytogenetics (I take their riboflavin), but I always check the label even for Solgar. They even have gluten free, vegetarian calcium, which is hard to find. Yes, D2 is worthless, and 100,000 units rx d2 still left my d3 (what your body naturally makes) untraceable, resulting in uncontrollable hyperparathyroid disease, hypocalcemia, and severe premenopausal bone density problems. After reading the medical journals, I decided to get d3 and ditch my endo's failed efforts (this went on for years). If your D gets so bad so long and u get parathyroid disease, let me tell u, it makes you feel miserable and is called the "moans and groans disease" for a good reason. WEll, to the shock of my 3rd endocrinologist, I was on only 35,000 units a week of d3 by solgar (5,000 per day) and viola! My parathyroid was smack dab in the middle of normal range as was my D. Let the sunshine! Unfortunately, I have yet to tell her and my GI doc, that another doc found my original dx of celiac at age 24 or 14 mos was correct (I wont say how many years later) but after getting a fatal neuro dx and severe autoimmune disease. I am not sure Im in the fatal zone now. I am going gluten free again, and hoping my multisystem illness improves. At age 44, I that there was very little left for me. Try D3. Vit D deficiency can be quite serious, as can be celiac. Hope this helps.

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I use Nature Made...They say gluten free on the label...and my vitamin D levels are coming up. They have not made me sick.


Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

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