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J.R.E.:
By the way,...

Here are some of the details that came with the above tests:

CHOLECALCIFEROL
Result:    37
Units:    pg/mL
Reference Range:    
Lab Test:    Vitamin D 1 25 Dihydroxy
Ordering Provider:    
Ordering Location:    PALM HARBOR CBOC
Performing Location:    QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 33608 Ortega Highway , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Vitamin D, 25-OH, D3 is the endogenous form of Vitamin D3.

Comments:    

Vitamin D2, 1,25 (OH)2
Vitamin D2, 1,25 (OH)2: Reference ranges are established for
total 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D. Values for subcomponents D2
(derived from plant or fungal sources) and D3 (derived from
human or animal sources) are provided for informational
purposes only. This test(s) was developed and its
performance characteristics have been determined by Quest
Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Valencia, CA. Performance
characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the
test.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Nichols Institute, 27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA  91355-5386     P Peterson MD



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CALCIDIOL
Result:    32
Units:    ng/mL
Reference Range:    30-100
Lab Test:    Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy
Ordering Provider:    
Ordering Location:    PALM HARBOR CBOC
Performing Location:    QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 33608 Ortega Highway , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Comments:    

Vitamin D, 25-OH, Total
25-OHD3 indicates both endogenous production and
supplementation. 25-OHD2 is an indicator of exogenous
sources, such as diet or supplementation. Therapy is based
on measurement of Total 25-OHD, with levels <20 ng/mL
indicative of Vitamin D deficiency, while levels between 20
ng/mL and 30 ng/mL suggest insufficiency. Optimal levels are
> or = 30 ng/mL.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics Valencia
Nichols Institute, 27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA  91355-5386     P Peterson MD


Ray

harleymc:
Vitamin D will fluctuate through the seasons as it is generated by the skin in response to sunlight. It'll be at its lowest late winter early spring.

Its good for bones, muscles and for rebuilding cd4 counts once viral supression is happening.

After being told that my levels were low I've been supplementing with vit D & calcium for more than a year now.

nvhorseman:
I am 63, long term non-progressor and take Vitamin D3. Vit. D3 does a lot of things that are good. It is good for the heart, bones and neurons. There are many Vitamins and Minerals that we deplete more rapidly or produce less of as we age, and with HIV, that condition is exacerbated. I find ordering my vitamins and minerals from Puritan Pride or Swanson's to be the cheapest and the vitamins and minerals are of the highest quality if you make sure they are of pharmaceutical grade, which will be stated in the description or on the label. You don't have to pay GNC prices when you purchase these supplements. I also take L-lysine, L-Glutamine, L-Carnitine (or Acetyl L-Carnitine), Vit.B-12 (sublingual), Potassium and Co-Q10 (ubiquinone) for the heart and general muscle functions. Just about to change drug regimens as I have been on AZT/DDI for 19 years! Hoping to increase my T-cells (444) and find some energy with the change in meds. No complications other than brain fog (take Modanifil) and muscle wasting which I hope is going to improve with new meds. Will post again in 6 months and let you know what has changed.

bubba53:
 Thanks for the info everyone,Wade

Fisher:
Hey Bubba:

57 years young. Taking a script for vitamin d deficiency, too. But I live way up in New England, and suspect many here have this issue.

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