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3 days ago  
But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/​lan​dia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2/f​ulltext
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/​05/​20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-stro​ng-correlation-between-vitamin-d-defic​iency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/202​005​18/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-severe​-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.
 
3 days ago  
Did you just say hertofore never observed?
 
3 days ago  
How are those recoveries working out?
 
3 days ago  

koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

* https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l​andia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2​/fulltext
* https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/0​5/20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-st​rong-correlation-between-vitamin-d-def​iciency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
* https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020​0518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-seve​re-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.


You know who get lots of sun and vitamin d? Iranians and brazilians
 
3 days ago  
Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck
 
3 days ago  
Heretofore? Fwew. We dodged that bullet.

If it were, "hereby" we'd be totally screwed.
 
3 days ago  

EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck


Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.
 
3 days ago  
Interferon as a preventative will never work.  You can only tolerate interferon for a week or so, which means you would have to time your exposure quite accurately.     It be that we can use interferon as an adjuvant for a potential vaccine, or as a therapy to an early stage infection to "wake up" the immune system.
 
3 days ago  

lolmao500: koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

* https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l​andia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2​/fulltext
* https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/0​5/20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-st​rong-correlation-between-vitamin-d-def​iciency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
* https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020​0518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-seve​re-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.

You know who get lots of sun and vitamin d? Iranians and brazilians


Do they? I know southern Europeans have lower amounts of Vitamin D than northern Europeans, same in the US. When it's brutally hot and the sun is harsh you tend to avoid exposure, vs those of us in higher climes that tend to bake in it when available.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
3 days ago  
Well those were some words. Should I be drinking orange juice or fish tank cleaner while scientists make sense of them?
 
d23 [TotalFark] [BareFark] [OhFark]
3 days ago  
but but but but.. Purdue says "near zero death rate!"
 
3 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.


Yeah but the natives couldnt fight back. The world can
 
3 days ago  
thanks, China/Harvard/Chinese researchers seeded around the US stealing sensitive information
 
3 days ago  

seniorgato: Did you just say hertofore never observed?


forthwith, he sooth.
 
3 days ago  

koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, (...)

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard.


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3 days ago  
Yeah, the vitamin D link is very intriguing.  Even if you have to go the supplement route, it's very low risk, unlike certain other (*cough* malaria *cough*) pills.  Just use some sense and stick to recommended doses.  There are reports now of people ODing on vitamin D supplements in the U.K.  The good news is, that's probably not fatal.  The bad news is, you might wish it was, especially when the kidney stones hit.
 
3 days ago  

EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck


A post like this would be deleted on twitter as misleading.
 
3 days ago  
Is the amount of vitamin D you get in a multivitamin sufficient?
 
3 days ago  
Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.
 
3 days ago  
Slightly unrelated to the article (but koder's mention of Vitamin D reminded me of it), but here's a thought that has been bouncing around my head:

Various news stories have said the following things separately.

1. Vitamin D seems to kill the virus or make it harder to get sick in the first place.
2. People with darker skin get less Vitamin D from the sun.
3. African Americans seem to die or get seriously ill from the virus more than white people.

But nobody seems to have added 1 + 2 + 3 together and made the seemingly obvious conclusion that a likely reason for higher death counts for African Americans isn't somehow racism (as most news stories pointing out #3 imply), but the fact that they have darker skin and therefore less Vitamin D and therefore are genetically more likely to be more susceptible to bad outcomes from the virus.  And it's not somehow "racist" to point out one ethnic group gets a particular disease more than other; for African Americans, they get sickle cell disorder more often, for instance.
 
3 days ago  

seniorgato: Did you just say hertofore never observed?


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I'll allow that.
 
3 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.


The west also addicted them to opium for advantage and stole Taiwan and Hong Kong. Just saying.
 
3 days ago  

AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.


If it wasn't natural, we'd see the precise gene splicing cuts in the publicly available genome. We don't. The genome is just as messy as natural selection would make it.
 
3 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.


http://www.history.com/news/colonists​-​native-americans-smallpox-blankets

The only documented case of this was done by the Brits and there's no evidence it worked.
 
3 days ago  

comrade: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

A post like this would be deleted on twitter as misleading.


Covfefe
 
3 days ago  

foo monkey: Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.

http://www.history.com/news/colonists-​native-americans-smallpox-blankets

The only documented case of this was done by the Brits and there's no evidence it worked.


Which is not to say what the US did to natives was anything short of systematic genocide.
 
3 days ago  

Somacandra: AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.

If it wasn't natural, we'd see the precise gene splicing cuts in the publicly available genome. We don't. The genome is just as messy as natural selection would make it.


So you're saying it's aliens.
 
3 days ago  

AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.


Well, if you don't believe in evolution, it's an obvious jump to a lab-made answer.
 
3 days ago  
What "cellular mechanics", when tfa is entirely about chemical reactions and immune system responses?

For an outsider in the field it is kind of hard to say if the claims are correct, but if they are it would be an easy virus to beat - just stimulate the missing response by medication and it's goodbye corona, no?

Let's see a followup with some tests.
 
3 days ago  

Somacandra: AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.

If it wasn't natural, we'd see the precise gene splicing cuts in the publicly available genome. We don't. The genome is just as messy as natural selection would make it.


You can't see the cuts if you use Scotch tape... Do you even science?
 
3 days ago  

lolmao500: koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

* https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l​andia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2​/fulltext
* https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/0​5/20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-st​rong-correlation-between-vitamin-d-def​iciency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
* https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020​0518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-seve​re-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.

You know who get lots of sun and vitamin d? Iranians and brazilians


Iranians and middle easterners really don't get a lot of sun and vitamin D they're mostly covered up

they protect themselves from that stuff

(I know Iran is not mostly hot desert desert I'm just going with the flow)
 
3 days ago  

lolmao500: koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

* https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l​andia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2​/fulltext
* https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/0​5/20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-st​rong-correlation-between-vitamin-d-def​iciency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
* https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020​0518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-seve​re-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.

You know who get lots of sun and vitamin d? Iranians and brazilians


Yeah.....
BUT
what about (a) Brazilian Iranian(s)

/Triggered
 
3 days ago  

dogsafark: thanks, China/Harvard/Chinese researchers seeded around the US stealing sensitive information


This is sensitive information?  Information that shouldn't be shared... why now?

Im in this for the species, jerk, not someone's self gratification of being published first or some country to get it first, or some corporation not sharing knowledge knowledge to patent a breakthrough and price It into 'bankruptcy or die'.

Virrii know no borders, no races, doesn't care about XX or XY, how large your bank account is,  Then again. Really neither should humanity. But, of course, we still seem to fall for the pitfalls of money, power, influence.  It would really be nice if humanity would grow out of that.

But, humans. Ya know? Selfish, ignorant, flawed animals. But what do i know? Im just a bitter, selfish, ignorant, flawed animal.
 
3 days ago  

Geotpf: Slightly unrelated to the article (but koder's mention of Vitamin D reminded me of it), but here's a thought that has been bouncing around my head:

Various news stories have said the following things separately.

1. Vitamin D seems to kill the virus or make it harder to get sick in the first place.
2. People with darker skin get less Vitamin D from the sun.
3. African Americans seem to die or get seriously ill from the virus more than white people.

But nobody seems to have added 1 + 2 + 3 together and made the seemingly obvious conclusion that a likely reason for higher death counts for African Americans isn't somehow racism (as most news stories pointing out #3 imply), but the fact that they have darker skin and therefore less Vitamin D and therefore are genetically more likely to be more susceptible to bad outcomes from the virus.  And it's not somehow "racist" to point out one ethnic group gets a particular disease more than other; for African Americans, they get sickle cell disorder more often, for instance.


The issue in the US is that African-Americans tens to live in areas with less food security, less availability of medicine and more systemic environmental racism. That leads to more underlying health conditions like diabetes. Which in turn lead to more deaths. While there may be some sort of Vitamin D issue, the impact severity is lot more likely explained through socioeconomic factors rather than biochemical ones.
 
3 days ago  

foo monkey: foo monkey: Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.

http://www.history.com/news/colonists-​native-americans-smallpox-blankets

The only documented case of this was done by the Brits and there's no evidence it worked.

Which is not to say what the US did to natives was anything short of systematic genocide.


something like 2/3 the original immigrants went native

as usual it was the johnny-come-latelys that screwed things up
 
3 days ago  

AngryDragon: Somacandra: AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.

If it wasn't natural, we'd see the precise gene splicing cuts in the publicly available genome. We don't. The genome is just as messy as natural selection would make it.

So you're saying it's aliens.


Of course. How could Reverse Vampires alone accomplish this? Without Reptilian bioengineering, it's just heretofore so improbable as to be a negligible chance of success.
 
3 days ago  
I mean they were happy their wife at Village but still the natives all died from disease so same difference but not genocide

it must have been rather disconcerting
 
3 days ago  

foo monkey: foo monkey: Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.

http://www.history.com/news/colonists-​native-americans-smallpox-blankets

The only documented case of this was done by the Brits and there's no evidence it worked.

Which is not to say what the US did to natives was anything short of systematic genocide.


Yeah, the pandemics brought to the new world were more from European cities that were literal cesspools of filth that created multiple plagues that had wiped out high percentages of population so the survivors had some resistance those in the new world had no exposure to.
 
3 days ago  

Somacandra: If it wasn't natural, we'd see the precise gene splicing cuts in the publicly available genome. We don't. The genome is just as messy as natural selection would make it.


I think you are going to regret engaging with this troll.
 
3 days ago  

koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

* https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l​andia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2​/fulltext
* https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/0​5/20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-st​rong-correlation-between-vitamin-d-def​iciency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
* https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020​0518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-seve​re-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.


But how do I get all my cells into a dish and back again?
 
3 days ago  

Somacandra: AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.

If it wasn't natural, we'd see the precise gene splicing cuts in the publicly available genome. We don't. The genome is just as messy as natural selection would make it.


No, this looks chopped. I can tell from some of the genes and having seen quite a few chops in my time.
 
3 days ago  

duckpoopy: koder: But when cells growing in lab dishes received the interferon IFN-1 before exposure to the coronavirus, "the virus has a difficult time replicating."

Consider going outside at least once per week, ideally more, and getting 20-30 minutes of direct sunlight (more if you're not white) on exposed limbs. Do not wear sunscreen, and do not have glass in between you and the sun. Vitamin D, which is produced by your body in abundance from UV exposure, enhances IFN-B (an IFN-1) activity while reducing cytokine storm.  With regard to COVID-19, specifically, several preliminary studies have been pointing to D deficiencies as being positively correlated with poor outcomes.  See also:

* https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l​andia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30183-2​/fulltext
* https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/0​5/20/campus/nu-researchers-discover-st​rong-correlation-between-vitamin-d-def​iciency-and-covid-19-mortality-rates/
* https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/2020​0518/more-vitamin-d-lower-risk-of-seve​re-covid-19

So give it a shot. It's not patented. It's not something you have to buy.  It's not anything anyone can hoard. It's not something you can make money with on the stock market. Just go outside when it's sunny, and stay the fark away from other people when you're doing it.

But how do I get all my cells into a dish and back again?


A very tiny whip and chair.
 
3 days ago  

Somacandra: Geotpf: Slightly unrelated to the article (but koder's mention of Vitamin D reminded me of it), but here's a thought that has been bouncing around my head:

Various news stories have said the following things separately.

1. Vitamin D seems to kill the virus or make it harder to get sick in the first place.
2. People with darker skin get less Vitamin D from the sun.
3. African Americans seem to die or get seriously ill from the virus more than white people.

But nobody seems to have added 1 + 2 + 3 together and made the seemingly obvious conclusion that a likely reason for higher death counts for African Americans isn't somehow racism (as most news stories pointing out #3 imply), but the fact that they have darker skin and therefore less Vitamin D and therefore are genetically more likely to be more susceptible to bad outcomes from the virus.  And it's not somehow "racist" to point out one ethnic group gets a particular disease more than other; for African Americans, they get sickle cell disorder more often, for instance.

The issue in the US is that African-Americans tens to live in areas with less food security, less availability of medicine and more systemic environmental racism. That leads to more underlying health conditions like diabetes. Which in turn lead to more deaths. While there may be some sort of Vitamin D issue, the impact severity is lot more likely explained through socioeconomic factors rather than biochemical ones.


Yeah, that definitely is the standard explanation.  It would be very interesting to do some sort of study looking into this though (see if the poor outcome transfers over after adjusting for income, say).
 
2 days ago  
It will be observed henceforth.
 
2 days ago  
thanks Xi Xi
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2 days ago  

AngryDragon: Yes, this totally natural coronavirus that has exhibited a number of unique attributes never before seen in a coronavirus simultaneously is totally natural.

Totally.


Viruses naturally develop new and interesting ways to kill as many people as possible as painfully as possible.

That's what evolution does.
 
2 days ago  

orneryredguy: Yeah, the vitamin D link is very intriguing.  Even if you have to go the supplement route, it's very low risk, unlike certain other (*cough* malaria *cough*) pills.  Just use some sense and stick to recommended doses.  There are reports now of people ODing on vitamin D supplements in the U.K.  The good news is, that's probably not fatal.  The bad news is, you might wish it was, especially when the kidney stones hit.


I was under the impression that Vitamin D overdose is also known as sunstroke, and the symptoms would be just basically feeling lightheaded, sweating, wanting a good lie-down. Also that it's one of the fat soluble vitamins, so take the supplements with a peanuts or something. Am I wrong?
 
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2 days ago  

Destructor: Heretofore? Fwew. We dodged that bullet.

If it were, "hereby" we'd be totally screwed.


Or even

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2 days ago  

foo monkey: Nadie_AZ: EyeHaveRisen: Look folks,   Trumpy started a trade and tax war with China.

They are showing him and the world that they Haz Germ Warfare.

Welcome to the new World War folks.

Good luck

Uhhhh really?

China aside, the US did this with the native peoples here. I'd say the Spanish did but they took longer to figure it out.

http://www.history.com/news/colonists-​native-americans-smallpox-blankets

The only documented case of this was done by the Brits and there's no evidence it worked.


"Only documented case" is saying, "We only believe the English, we don't believe the various indigenous accounts of the spread of disease, or how Indigenous communities sent messengers far and wide warning each other about the diseases that the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch brought with them."

That History Channel article is cherry picking, hard.
 
2 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: orneryredguy: Yeah, the vitamin D link is very intriguing.  Even if you have to go the supplement route, it's very low risk, unlike certain other (*cough* malaria *cough*) pills.  Just use some sense and stick to recommended doses.  There are reports now of people ODing on vitamin D supplements in the U.K.  The good news is, that's probably not fatal.  The bad news is, you might wish it was, especially when the kidney stones hit.

I was under the impression that Vitamin D overdose is also known as sunstroke, and the symptoms would be just basically feeling lightheaded, sweating, wanting a good lie-down. Also that it's one of the fat soluble vitamins, so take the supplements with a peanuts or something. Am I wrong?


Chronic excessive vitamin D intake causes serious health issues and might lead to heart disease. It's not something to mess with.
 
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