I have vitamin d deficiency. How long till I am back to normal with no symptoms?
My symptoms are: pale skin, insomnia, fatigue, depression, weak bones, and circle under eyes. I take 1 tablet of 2000iu vitamin d tablets twice a day. My blood work was average 35-100 and i was a 14. Its been 8 days so far and no change besides a slightly better mood. How long of taking my vitamins will I begin to change completely and all symptoms will be gone? Also, I have asked my doctor's nurse and she did not know and just told me to come back in 3 months for another blood test.ive been deficient in vit d for a very long time. ive gotten very limited sunlight in the past 4 years. i had a condition where i needed to stay inside of the house all the time. so i think my problems have just been building and getting worser. could my problem be calcium absorption issues? because my bones are very weak. i remember when i could stand up straight but now i have bad posture (another vit d deficiency symptom). idk, im just really hoping this vitamin d is the answer to all my questions. as far as the blood tests i took, i took vitamin b12, vit d, vit k, thyroid, and liver. my doc said dont worry about b complex vitamins because there is a lot of them in multivitamins (which is true). but anyway, i was normal on those results. just vitamin d. was a 14ml out of 35-100.. she said it was very low so this gives me hope on being the answer. sorry for so much writing but i think about this all a lot and i really want this to be it so i can lift again.
Posted 3 years ago in Depression by BronzePie
Researchers are recommending 5000iu a day & that is only for daily needs & does nothing to replenish depleted stores. So even with 4000iu that leaves a deficit of nearly 1000iu per day. I did 35,000iu per day for 2 months to replenish my stores. I would suggest you do at least 10,000iu per day. Bones need vit.D3, half of dietary fat to be saturated to make calcium bioavailable, calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, vit.K2.Depression could probably be helped with DHA/EPA from cold water fish oils, B125 complex & 3000mg Niacin (up to 11,000mg if needed - not time released & not non flushing - start low & build up slowly) Your vitamin D level should never be below 32 ng/ml, and any levels below 20 ng/ml are considered serious deficiency states, increasing your risk of as many as 16 different cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few.They found that the body does not reliably begin storing cholecalciferol in fat and muscle tissue until 25(OH)D levels get above 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L). That is, at levels below 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L), the body uses up vitamin D as fast as you can make it, or take it, indicating chronic substrate starvationnot a good thing. 25(OH)D levels should be between 5080 ng/ml (125200 nmol/L), year-round.25(OH)D test level - between 5080 ng/ml (125200 nmol/L), summer and winterhttp://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health/deficiency/am-i-vitamin-d-deficient.shtmlVitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system, bones & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems. Many researchers claim that optimized vitamin D levels are more effective than a flu shot in preventing viral infections.With Vitamin D3 deficiency becoming an epidemic, it is possible that upper atmosphere pollution is blocking the needed UVB light from the sun. Or simply that people are washing daily, if you wash skin exposed to the sun within 48 hours, you wash off the oils where the vitamin D production starts. In northern latitudes (above that of Atlanta, Georgia) the sun is at too low an angle for half the year to provide sufficient UV radiation. If even available, UVB rays are only accessible while the sun is directly overhead. Most people need to take vitamin D, especially seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.With exposure to sunlight in the summer, the body can generate up to 20,000iu of vitamin D per hour with no ill effects. In addition, no adverse effects have been seen with supplemental vitamin D intakes up to 10,000 IU daily.Always take your vitamin D with a fat-containing meal to ensure absorption.http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400676/More-Vitamin-D.htmlThe prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol ). As warned by the National Institute of Health -http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023693Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. U.S. RDA are much too low. Current recommendations from researchers are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not replenish depleted stores.I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to allow the body to regenerate rather than degenerate.Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports: * Reversal of advanced coronary disease * Reversal of advanced lung disease * Cure of multiple sclerosis * Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis * Regression of rheumatoid arthritis * Improvement in allergies * Control of many cancers * Reversal of osteoporosis * Prevention of influenza * Cure of depression & other mental disorders * Hashimotos hyperthyroidismIn summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually ALL adults should probably take 50,000 units of D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness.http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html
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