optimizing d, a, and k levels?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2012 at 7:12 PM

what would be the current best practices for an individual looking to optimize their fat soluble vitamin intake?

what are the best blood tests?

would you start with knowing d levels and then tweak a & k based on d? i hear an a:d ratio of anywhere from 4:1 to 10:1 is ideal regarding intake per day.

(i supplement with 4-6k iu d3/day each morning when i wake, although i am very susceptible to s.a.d. and always feel better in bright, sunny, warmer climates which i don't currenlt live in. an example: i felt healthiest in sydney australia in the summer, worst in connecticut and portland, oregon. i now live in san francisco.)

how does one "know" when they are at the right level for themselves?

are there "perfect" d, a, and/or k ranges for all/most humans?

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:41 PM

I go by how I feel.

I do get my D tested once a year and simply make sure I eat a variety of animal foods so I get a reasonable supply of A & K (liver and pastured butter do the trick!)

I also supplement 200-400 mg of Magnesium citrate.

Ovethinking just raises my cortisol, so I don't sweat the details as long as my health is good.

Haven't been sick in over 2 years!

I keep my D level around 80 ng/ml to kep my asthma away.

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