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Episode-2847- Judson Somerville MD on Vitamin D3 — 14 Comments

  1. This was probably one of the most informative and important podcasts you have ever produced. I started taking D3 after reading an article regarding its importance to fight Covid. You have now turned us onto the resources to get the real information needed to make good decisions. Thanks for the great work!

  2. Read Jack’s recommended books and started regularly taking D3 + K

    Took on a VERY stressful, multi month remodeling project in some pretty bad conditions (gutted unconditioned house, in the middle of the winter), poor food and very little sleep (4 “all nighters” in the last month).

    Did NOT get sick…or die. And I’m 50+.

    I credit the regimen.

    Seriously…check this stuff out.

  3. Hi Jack, I understand you can’t prescribe or recommend dosages but is my math correct here?

    If I take Vitamin D3 5000iu (125 mcg), based on the “The Optimal Dose,” I should be taking 6 pills a day?

    Along with that, I should, again, based on the book, look at taking Vitamin K2 (MK4) (100mcg) twice a day for a total of 200mcg?

    Also, should I start with 500mg of Magnesium? In the podcast, Dr. Somerville said 400, 800, 2000 but don’t say mg, mcg, iu.

    And yes, I did hear you on getting the blood tests. I’m going to do that, but I’m ordering the book, D3, and K2 now.

    BTW, my wife and I have been on the Zinc, Quercetin, and Green Tea Extract since you recommended it, and we’ve both been exposed to covid multiple times and haven’t gotten it. She’s a cashier, and I’m a driver. We both deal with the public, and I don’t wear a mask unless forced by a customer. Almost everyone in our family has had it (with little severity, by the way), including three people living with us at the time. We haven’t gotten it yet. Maybe a coincidence, I don’t know. Just thank you.

    That dude’s laugh is fantastic!

    • No I am not touching that!

      That said there is not a single word about K2 in Dr. Somerville’s book. It was done before the relationship was even understood.

      I will talk about what I take and why soon but if I didn’t know your name I would swear you were working for the fuckin FDA trolling me with that comment.

      My advice is get at least the first and second book on my list of three and make your own choices and DO TEST YOUR LEVELS.

    • Ha, I’ll side-step too.

      CYA statement: This is what I take, for my self, and NOT making any suggestions is…

      -Dr’s Best D3 5000iu: 6 per day (30,000iu total), early in the day along with…
      -Now Foods K2 Mk7 100mcg: 1 per day

      FWIW I like Dr’s Best D3 because they use extra virgin olive oil vs crappy veg oil used in most brands.

      As for Magnesium, it’s typically measured/dosed in milligrams (mg). I take Dr’s Best Magnesium Glycinate 100mg at night. Only taking 2/night. It is supposedly 6x more bioavailable than Mag Oxide, so if the marketing is to be believed, my dose is the equivalent of 1200mg of Mag Oxide.

      I’ve taken all of the above for several years, no complaints.

  4. So many brands of vitamins and supplements out there. I know you mentioned you would talk about what you take in the near future. Could you also touch base on what you look for in a quality supplement? Things you avoid? How do you select the brands you take? TIA

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