Mine's 30.5 and I feel like crap. For years/decades, I've tried soooo many things and not much makes a difference.
Every time I read about some vitamin or way of eating, I think I've found the holy grail and I'm gonna get out from under this chronic pain and unrelenting lethargy.
My cholesterol ratios are great, O 6/3 ratio is 4.1, and and I'm retired in a wonderful, low-stress environment.
Others like HS CRP, RT3 are higher than I certainly would like, so I've got a ways to go, but can I get some relief from increased D?
I hoping that getting my D up will do at least part of the trick.
It took me about 3 months.
I started supplementing 12,000 IUs in Nov 2009 and by Jan had noticed that my SAD symptoms and my chronic eczema were gone.
I dropped down to 8,000 IUs (maintenance for me) and another 3 months and my asthma symptoms were gone.
I need to keep my level highish (just above 80 ng/ml) to keep my asthma at bay. Found this out when I dropped my supplementation down to 4,000 IUs after moving to Santa Fe, NM. Despite the increased sun exposure & decreased latitude, my darker, older (48 yr old) skin didn't produce enough.
Back up to 8,000 IUs and I feel great!
Make sure to supplement Magnesium (citrate, malate or glycinate) and get enough K & A from your diet.
I had significant improvement with increased Vitamin D levels. Right now, I'm supplementing at 16,000 IU a day -- we've got influenza going through the office, and I find that if I supplement sufficiently with D3, it skips my house -- so I bumped my to 2x my usual winter maintenance dose.
It took about 6 months before I had noticeable improvement from D3 supplementation, so hang in there -- eventually, it does help with things like chronic pain and it made a big difference for me in managing my MS and congenital autoimmune issues.
You may be able to lower your effective dosage of vitamin D by taking it with a high fat food Ive noticed an increase in my 25 hydroxy levels vs. last winter simply from ingestion with an Avocado every day (same 5,000iu) vs an empty stomach last year.
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