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Vitamin D is a fat soluable vitamin/prohormone that is found in some food and is generated through contact with ultraviolet rays (the sun).
It promotes calcium absorption, it is needed for bone growth (prevents osteoporosis), reduces inflammation, benefits the immune system, may protect against colon cancer, protects against heart attacks and strokes, prevents brain and memory decline, regulates insulin levels, and supports lung function.
The best sources of vitamin D are fish, cheese, egg yolks, mushrooms, and sun exposure.
A vitamin D deficiency may cause you to develop soft, brittle bones, bone pain, fatigue, low mood (depression), fatigue, impaired wound healing, and hair loss.
Too much vitamin D causes nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss.
It is recommended that an adult gets 600 IU or 15mcg a day with a meal.
I take 2000 IU of vitamin D to lower my A1C (blood sugar), to prevent depression, and because I am vitamin d defiecient because of my hypothyroidism. It has yet to be determined if increased vitamin D will also increase thyroid production, but I will be watching my thyroid production as vitamin D levels in my body increase, as vitamin D deficiency and hypothyroidism tend to go hand in hand. At the moment, my vitamin D is at 34 (low end of normal) and my thyroid is at TSH of 2.41 and T4 of 1.1 (normal with the help of medication). My prediction is that if I can get my Vitamin D closer to 50, I can get my TSH closer to 1.0. This will become easier as the summer months are coming and I will be in the sun a lot more. Over the next three months, I plan to take 2000 IU of vitamin D every other day and may increase that dose to daily over time. In three months I will take another blood test and update you on my progress!
Hol ah medz inna di Sun. Let its energy fill you like rain fills an open drum.
Sun day January 19, 3020