2 of these daily would be a lot easier (MCT OIL)
or one of these (olive oil)
Originally Posted by knitwit
I have a question. Does it have to be in liquid form? What I have right now are the Vitamin D pills at 1000 IU per pill. So, I would have to take 10 pills per day for a month to get my Vitamin D levels up high enough? That seems like a lot. Can you take too much Vitamin D and if so what does it do to your body?
I prefer the MCT oil for various reasons but the olive oil is fine.
This graph shows that mostly it takes around 5000~6000iu/daily to reach 60ng/ml
However generally people with PCOS have more of a problem with inflammation and require more Vitamin D daily to achieve the same effect. Same happens with people with diabetes, and Celiac disease. If you have an underlying inflammatory condition you need more vitamin D as you use it up quicker.
Sure you can take too much but it takes something above 40,000iu/daily for many many months before adverse events occur.
The Risk of Additional Vitamin D
this paper explains the safety of vitamin D. Up to 10,000iu/daily is absolutely safe even if you also get plenty of sunshine.
Getting a 25(OH)D test
after 3 months will show you are getting on and if it's time to reduce your daily intake to 1000iu for each 25lbs you weigh.
EVERY single cell in your body uses vitamin D. So if you don't get sufficient there are endless possibilities of different conditions that occur.
Perhaps if you started by watching the videos on this website
it would start you off in the right direction.
However you have to understand much of what we now know about vitamin D has been discovered in the last few years. Much of the information on the internet is out of date and could be misleading.
When I started learning about D3 it was mainly thought to be concerned with Maintaining skeletal health That is bone strength.
but we now know it's important for rgulation of hormone secretion for both men and women.
It also controls Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
and affects Insulin Fibroblast growth factor 23 and Renin
Recently a lot of work has been done showing how vitamin D is responsible for Regulation of immune function it's sorts out our Adaptive immunity and our Innate immunity.
As far as cancer is concerned it's important to keep levels high and stable to ensure it's able to perform it's role in regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation.