So if I take Vitamin D supplements, will I be like Popeyes eating his spinach? Will I feel fantastic and strong? Will I shine?
My Vitamin D Level is Super Low
|by Sun Deprived||reply 31||03/15/2013|
If you're serious, you'll probably have to take 50,000 units each day for about a month and then probably a few more months after that. It takes a little bit of time for levels to increase to normal and then you need to get it above normal b/c once you stop taking it the levels will go back down. I'm guessing a doctor would then have you take a lower dose on a regular basis to keep it stable. Many Americas are D deficient. We've been so ingrained to stay out of the sun and use sunscreen/block that we don't get enough.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 1||03/08/2013|
My VIt D levels are super high but I work at home w/big windows . During January- we had lots of grey days and I really thought I was going to slash my wrists. I feel much better w/the sun exposure.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 2||03/08/2013|
In a couple of years we'll say: "Remember when we all had super-low vitamin D levels?"
|by Sun Deprived||reply 3||03/08/2013|
You'll feel better probably.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 4||03/08/2013|
You might be hospitalized and die
|by Sun Deprived||reply 5||03/08/2013|
What did your doctor advise? I had to take ergocalciferol (Drisdol).
|by Sun Deprived||reply 6||03/08/2013|
15 minutes of sun per day
|by Sun Deprived||reply 7||03/08/2013|
Mine were low and I was put on 50,000 units a day for 10 weeks. When I went back my levels were too high so they said to stop taking it. What they should've said was not to take it for a few weeks then take a smaller dosage. I'm African-American and a lot of us have issues with vitamin D. My doc shouldn't have said just not take to it, at all. Because I take my pets out like 5 times a day (I'm a writer and need breaks), and my levels were that low.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 8||03/08/2013|
My dr said to take 10,000 units a day, but I could only find 5,000 u capsules, so I take 2 a day. She didn't tell me anything specific about any type of vit D, so I bought Vit D 3. Is that ok?
|by Sun Deprived||reply 9||03/08/2013|
[quote] 15 minutes of sun per day
We haven't had 15 minutes of sun a day in a loooong time. On the few days there is a bit of sun, the winds are 50 mph.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 10||03/08/2013|
Yes, OP. Vitamin D3 is the right choice.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 11||03/08/2013|
Has taking Vitamin D supplements made anyone feel better?
|by Sun Deprived||reply 12||03/08/2013|
What are the effects of low vitamin D levels?
|by Sun Deprived||reply 13||03/08/2013|
Sun is the right choice.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 14||03/08/2013|
Mine are much lower than all of yours.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 15||03/08/2013|
Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle development, healing (from operations) and overall health.
Low vitamin D seems to have some type of connection to/presence with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, various cancers, heart disease, various mental health conditions, altered immunity.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 16||03/08/2013|
R12, taking vitamin D kept me from developing seasonal affective disorder the last winter I lived in Alaska. That was a noticeable difference. I like the twin lab D dots - tangerine flavor.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 17||03/08/2013|
I can vouch for that, r16. I've been dealing with arthritis (I've had since I was a kid that's gotten progressively worse) and MS like symptoms the last few years.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 18||03/08/2013|
You need vitamin D in order to absorb calcium. Low vitamin d can result in osteoporosis even if you're a man.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 19||03/08/2013|
Does increasing vitamin D levels really help with significant depression? I've read that it does but any personal experiences would be appreciated.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 20||03/08/2013|
R22 has clearly been staring directly at the sun. It's fried his brain.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 23||03/09/2013|
Yes D3 can ease depression and related/similar cognitive issues.
Personally I would use daily OTC D3 as the main and pharma D/D2 only as a temporary boost.
Again, just personally, I would not consider starting with 50,000 pharma daily, only weekly, unless it's proven after weekly dosing that I have an abnormally low response to them.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 24||03/09/2013|
[quote] So most people who claim deficiency are the same ones that have fibromyalgia and autism.
It's MY DOCTOR who claims I have low Vitamin D. I had a physical and apparently one of the lab tests was for a Vitamin D level. I didn't ask to have it checked. I didn't even know it was something that was checked in a blood panel.
I have been having hellish hot flashes. I looked more closely at the Vit D I bought OTC and it has soybean oil in it. WTF? Why do thy have to put soybeans in every fucking thing? Soy gives me me hypothyroidism
I wasted money on that Vit D. I'll have to try and find something that doesn't have any fucking soy in it.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 25||03/09/2013|
The jell forms are healthier to use.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 26||03/09/2013|
It's a wonder the human race has made it this far.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 27||03/09/2013|
[quote] have been having hellish hot flashes
Why? And what is your doctor doing about it?
[quote] Why do thy have to put soybeans in every fucking thing? Soy gives me me hypothyroidism.
The amount of soy in a small vitamin D tablet would be extremely small. And my understanding is that a link between soy and thyroid supression is yet to be actually proven.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 28||03/09/2013|
Soy gives me hot flashes. When I get hot flashes, I know I've ingested something with soy in it. I just have to find out what it is and get rid of it and I'm fine after a day or two.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 29||03/09/2013|
Isn't soy related to estrogen??
|by Sun Deprived||reply 30||03/13/2013|
[quote]Does increasing vitamin D levels really help with significant depression? I've read that it does but any personal experiences would be appreciated.
I've been taking 5,000 IU of Vitamin D a day for over 2 months now (along with 2 fish oil capsules a day), and it has not helped my depression at all. But to be fair, I have a lot of shit going on in my life right now.
I've been trying to stay off my antidepressant because it causes my hair to thin, but vitamins simply aren't working and I'm about to go back on my antidepressant and just deal with the hair issues. At least the antidepressant actually works.
|by Sun Deprived||reply 31||03/15/2013|