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15 Barriers to getting individuals to try vitamin D

Potential barriers:

1) Cost (can be as low as 3 cents/day) *
2) Hassle of having to go out to a special store to buy it (can buy on Internet, grocery store)
3) Think that a doctor's approval is needed
     US suggests check with doctor only if > 4,000 IU vitamin D average
4) Need a vitamin D test? (fear of needles, hassle, and cost) - Note: Test is rarely needed.
5) Toxicity fear - vitamin D is less toxic than water, ZERO vitamin D supplementation deaths in 10+ years
6) Fear long term consequences - to self, fetus, child
   (The only long term consequence of many children in Finland taking lots of vitamin D was a huge reduction in Diabetes)
7) Difficulty in swallowing pills    (Can break open a capsule and add powder to drink/food) *
8) Worry about forgetting to take a pill (does not have to be daily - put reminder on the calendar) *
9) Worry that the pill casing may be made from pigs (Vegans, Muslims) *
10) Might have to modify current drugs/supplements (none: possible exception: reduce Calcium)
11) Have to know enough to be able to justify the trial to family/friends
   - taking a single capsule (50,000 IU) once every 2 weeks can be hidden from family *
12) Concerned that others are not also taking vitamin D
   - lots of evidence of many others taking vitamin D, for example, Australia
13) Might have to take the capsule at a particular time of day
   (can take Vitamin D any time of the day: before, during, or after meals - but not after supper is over)
   however, better response if take with the largest meal of the day
14) Unsure of how much to take
15) Have adverse reaction to Vitamin D
    adverse reaction to lots of Vitamin D is often due to lack of Magnesium
    see also Getting Vitamin D into your body for other forms, types of vitamin D - including SUN and UV lamps
16) Unsure if Vitamin D will help, and not want to wait for months to find out
    Take a loading dose and see results in as little as a week.
17) Believes that food (still) has the right nutrients needed for health
   However: 2X less Magnesium, 10X more Omega-6 (blocks Omega-3), 5X less Vitamin K2, 3X less vitamin D in food
   And 5X less time in the noon-day sun (most vitamin D now comes from the sun)
Note: No one person will have all of these barriers
* Bio-Tech eliminates 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 11

See also VitaminDWiki

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