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Non-crushable Vitamin D & while we are at it Zinc that doesn't make me feel sick

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KatyMac Mon 08-Dec-14 15:08:54

I have dairy free Vitamin D prescribed by the GP - I have to crush the tablet before I take them & they take forever to get out my mouth

I also have dairy free Zinc effervescent tablets which are vile & make me want to vomit if I haven't eaten enough - which is fair enough but it also happens if I've eaten too much which isn't fair

Can anyone recommend an alternative I can either suggest to the pharmacy or buy myself?

RockinD Mon 08-Dec-14 16:18:08

Vitamin D is fat soluble and therefore best taken in a gelcap (and much easier to swallow). You can buy gelcaps on the internet � they�re not expensive. I�m currently taking 2,000iu per day to keep my levels up over the winter. When I was first tested in 2009, my level was 10! Now it is over 100 and I�m much better for it.

What are your levels like and how much are you taking?

LostyTheSnowman Mon 08-Dec-14 16:21:04

You can buy vit D in a spray from Holland and Barret, I do a spray every morning and like to kid myself it makes all the difference!

KatyMac Mon 08-Dec-14 17:15:59

My tablets don't say? - SHIT I pulled the label off & they have lastase in them - that's milk right?

& forgot to ask my reading tbh

KatyMac Mon 08-Dec-14 17:34:05

Panic over they have calcium lactate in them which has no milk in (apparently)

FoodPorn Mon 08-Dec-14 17:38:37

I use Vitashine (buy online) which is a spray and vegan so must be dairy free.

KatyMac Thu 11-Dec-14 07:48:51

Thanks guys

I'm off shopping at the weekend & I am sure these cannot be the only version of Zinc

I'm hoping to buy some different Vit D gelcaps too

anotherdayanothersquabble Thu 11-Dec-14 08:46:36

Look on BioCare's web site. Their vitamin D is in oil and generally their supplements are easily absorbed and free of fillers.

KatyMac Thu 11-Dec-14 10:01:52

Oil - is that like fish oil - I can't take that it upsets me

But thanks

anotherdayanothersquabble Thu 11-Dec-14 12:09:55

Just realised it's you KatyMac, I have spotted on your threads before, your dietary restrictions are hard, you have my sympathy. I hope you find someone who can help you soon!!!

The Vit D is in olive oil, though that is not universally tolerate either.
www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=75115

They also have a zinc spray in water.
www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=25730&PageItemGroupGuid=21

anotherdayanothersquabble Thu 11-Dec-14 12:11:44

Or this vitamin D, higher strength
www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=75610&PageItemGroupGuid=21

KatyMac Thu 11-Dec-14 15:07:20

I am struggling with re-introducing

But my Vitamin D levels were 30 (so not as low as RockinD) the crushy tablet is horrid

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