Dry Vitamin D? Need clarifcation

on 9/25/16 8:17 pm

I've been taking Liquid Calcium Citrate with Magnesium with Vitamin D.

Label says:

Vitamin D  500 IU

(as D3 cholecalciferol)

Calcium 600 mg

Magnesium 300 mg


I've been researching the boards and I don't see any clarification of Vitamin D3 being "dry"  --- said something about that we don't absorb oil-based Vitamin D3....   

Is the Vitamin D3 in this liquid calicium oil-based or dry-based? Am I able to absorb this Vitamin D3 at all ? Or do I need to buy a different Vitamin D3 in chewable form? 

Let me know.



on 9/27/16 1:10 am
RNY on 08/21/12

The vitamin D in this should be ok. It isn't oil-based.

How often do you take this? To get enough calcium, it should be 3 times a day.

Even at that, most people need a lot more D3 than this. But the only way to tell is by having your labs checked, AND seeing if you have a trend, over time, of your D going up or down.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Beam me up Scottie
on 10/6/16 8:02 pm
DS on 02/17/06 with
I believe it would depend on your surgery. If your surgery has malabsorption, that is likely not going to be enough D. I have the DS. I take 100K of dry D a day and that keeps me in the normal range..and it has kept me in the normal range for the last decade.

The only way you know if your supplementation is enough is to get regular blood work.

I purchase my D from biotech or Vitalady.
on 1/16/17 10:54 pm
VSG on 10/25/16

My surgeon said liquid, crushed or chewable for 4-6 week, once you are on solid food you can take any vitamin.

I take  500 calcium/500 D3/250 magnesium, three times a day, the NUT says that 500mg of calcium is the most that can be absorbed at once. 

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