Taking Vitamin-D.....man, what a difference :)

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  1. glocknbruce

    glocknbruce

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    went to my doctor a couple weeks ago for my annual physical......been feeling fataigued and tired lately.......

    he ran some blood tests and my Vitamin D levels were very low.........he told me that this is quickly becoming an epidemic and over 90% of his patients are far below normal, and unless you live out in the sun every day, your body only produces a fraction of what it needs........very few foods have a substantial amount of the vitamin, even Vitamin D milk.......

    as soon as is started taking 5000 IU's daily i felt totally different....more energy and don't get fatigued as easily........also what ive been reading over 200 diseases can be attributed to low D levels.........

    is anyone else taking Vitamin-D daily????
     
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    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I'm going to have to give it a try.
     
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    make sure you go to your doctor first, to check your levels IF they are low:wavey:
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Thanks for the Heads Up.
     
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    My sister just did the same thing. Her doctor told her that recommended daily amounts were low and the have revised them after doing numerous studies. She had the same response as you after upping her daily ammounts
     
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    I told my doctor how surprised i was because i drink about two gallons of Vitamin D milk a week.....

    never thought that some little gel-pill could make such a difference in how i feel:wavey:
     
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    sierrafast Coleccionista

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    I prefer vitamin D over the flu vaccine. Good to know you are doing much better.
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    It is in my daily supplement intake.

    Make sure you do not over do it, too much is a bad thing to.

    SOURCE

    Too much vitamin D can make the intestines absorb too much calcium. This may cause high levels of calcium in the blood. High blood calcium can lead to calcium deposits in soft tissues such as the heart and lungs. This can reduce their ability to function.

    Kidney stones, vomiting, and muscle weakness may also occur if you have too much vitamin D.
     
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    Yes, very good advice......im going to get rechecked in six weeks and may adjust the dose depending on the test....
     
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    Yes, about 8 hours worth 3-5 days of the week :supergrin:, and in the Phoenix Metro, that's a lot of Vitamin D, winter, spring, summer, or fall. To be honest, I feel like a million bucks most days, in fact, people think I'm high I'm so happy, and it's all natural.

    Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

    Clyde
     
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    Try a B-complex. A lot of people consider them a hangover preventer or energy pill.

    It's not quite like caffeine, but being low on vitamin B (which tends to happen after a night of drinking) you'll feel low on energy and sluggish. Pop a vitamin B pill in the morning and it's like a mini energy bump.
     
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    I take 4000iu daily.
     
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    did you feel fatigued before you started on it??????
     
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    I take 10-20,000 IU's a day, I noticed a huge change when I started taking it.

    For the OP, when you go back and get tested I bet you will be up from where you were but will still be low, 5k IU is not a lot of Vit D an hour out in the sun produces 10-20,000 IU's.
     
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    Beyond belief. I was both vitamin D and vitamin B-12 deficient, and at the beginning of my treatment I was receiving B-12 injections to get my levels up. I guess I was borderline anemic, but that was never discussed. With some lifestyle changes and some vitamin/mineral supplementation my levels at my last test were actually high-normal.

    Which is a nice change.

    I had another poster here tell me that I'm full of ****, but it seems to work for me to take my vitamins at night. YMMV.
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    Geez, I was taking 2000iu daily and the doc told me to reduce it to 1000iu.

    It is good stuff, we need it up here in the PNW.
     
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    You are full of ****. That was news to you?


    :dunno:
     
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    Blast 'nuff said

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    :agree:

    Vitamin D is fat soluble and can build up to toxic levels if taken too much too long.
    I've been into supplements and herbs for many years and always do research before supplementing.
    I also like fish oil but discovered krill oil is much better. It's more expensive though.
     
  20. HiddenEyes

    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    I work mostly outdoors and only take it during the winter months. If I get sick or start feeling like I'll get sick I take some for a few days and it makes a huge difference. I won't say it is a miracle pill, but it does help for sure.



    Mr. HE:cool: