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NZ changed the single vitamin D supplier in Feb 2016
NW apparently provides all prescribed drugs at a deep discount
Many children with peanut allergies are also allergic products containing soy
I am unaware of any other Vitamin D product which still uses soy.
On the positive side
50,000 IU capsule – a good size
They recommend 1 per day for 10 days if deficient = 500,000 IU – standard
NZ subsidizes the vitamin D capsule
On the negative side
Prescription probably required
Possibility of allergic reaction
No mention of forms of vitamin D for those with gut problems
No mention of smaller dose sizes for non-adults
No mention of more vitamin D needed for those who are obese, etc.
Suggestion: if you live New Zealand
Buy an over-the-counter Vitamin D capsule which does not require a prescription and which does not have soy (or any other additive which causes adverse reactions). Example Bio-Tech– Amazon, etc.
Download the product PDF from VitaminDWiki
See also VitaminDWiki
- 50,000 IU capsules of Vitamin D can be obtained everywhere - Jan 2022
- Hypothesis – Australia has highest rate of food allergy due to avoiding the sun – Sept 2015
Probably NZ as well - similar avoidance of sunshine
- Gut-Friendly Vitamin D gut friendly
- Overview Loading of vitamin D 500,000 IU is typical