Any recommendations for a small sized supplement? My daughter sent me some but they are huge tablets....I'll never swallow them!!!
I use Holland and Barrett small tablets. They do different strengths depending on what your after.
Boots vit D tablets are tiny.
Hmmm... cant see the ones I bought last time I bought vitamin D. They seem to have gone 'upmarket'...
 quick look in recycling bag suggests my last tablets were from Sainsbury's. 90 tablets, 25ug
> I'll never swallow them!!!
Sir, those are suppositories. ;-)
I've just been buying the 'nutribioticals' ones off Amazon (sorry). They're really small.
“gallam1” is the UKC subject matter expert on Vitamin D, I'm sure he can help out.
We used to use a pill cutter to slice tablets in half for our old cat. They must be pretty cheap.
Tesco own brand ones are very small.
Boots do a gummy, chewable, black currant flavour one, which is fairly palatable
I'll second Climbing Pieman - I use the Holland and Barrett ones, and they're very small
(Unlike the 20,000 iu ones I was prescribed last year - my metabolism is weird! - which were huge)
Edit to add - don't even approach that dose unless you have medical advice: it's way, way over the recommended max!
Aldi they are very small.
Holland and Barrett (and some supermarkets) also do a Vitamin D spray by a brand called BetterYou; you spray it under your tongue and removes the need for capsules completely. Tastes minty.
Whatever happened to cod liver oil? Or you could just drink some milk.
i think Lidl's and poss Wilkos also do small ones. But why not just grind/smash your big tablets and have with some food? I think cod liver oil is still used but in large capsules and the taste of uncapsulated is yuk (remember Roo and Kanga).
I use that too - it's great!
Have you considered drops? These are good as they're also combined with K2 (something worth looking into if you regularly supplement with D) - https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08BG2Y4MK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9VX.Fb2AKHR48
> We used to use a pill cutter to slice tablets in half for our old cat. They must be pretty cheap.
He doesn't want an old cat
Try Holland & Barrett. Their 10 micro gram tabs are small.
boots 10mg. pretty small.
I use the spray by "better you" from holland and barrett or online.
Thanks everyone....ukc at its best!!
I like the raspberry flavoured version from either Tesco or Asda. They are actually quite pleasant and a lot nicer than zinc.
> Any recommendations for a small sized supplement? My daughter sent me some but they are huge tablets....I'll never swallow them!!!
Tesco do chewable ones.
Been taking the boots 10ug abd they're tiny. With regards to vit D. Is the 10ug tablet more than enough required for an adult? From what I'm reaing it is. A family member dropped some 25ug strength in for me wuthout really knowing what they were buying but wasn't gonna before taking these thought it would be way over the top for what I need.
Naturesbest 1000iu or 2000iu D3 they're tiny tablets and a British made brand.
I work in a factory so have been taking D3 during the winter forna few years now, the ones I've mentioned come in 180 bottles, they're a really small gel calsuel about 1/3 the size of a paracetamol
Also I believe they're is no proven benefit to extremely high doese D3, and that it may infact lower bone density if i remember correctly.
> With regards to vit D. Is the 10ug tablet more than enough required for an adult?
Depends why you’re taking it. The NHS publication https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ says that (400 IU) is the daily dose for adults who choose to take it, with a max 4000 IU being noted. (Other health organisations recommend other levels and maximum).
For medical reasons, however, the dosage needed by some varies considerably. If in any doubt, and particularly if you think you maybe deficient, best consult your GP and get a blood test.
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