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Vit D linked to Hormone Production in Females

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 18, 2012 at 1:49 AM

I'm wondering if anyone knows about a connection between vit D levels and hormone production. I was somewhat underweight for a few years, my period would always come back toward the end of the summer months (after getting plenty of vit D) and dissapear in the winter. Finally this past winter after putting weight on I still wasn't getting my period. Found out I was vit D deficient and started supplementing vit D3 and within a month my period is finally back, strong and consistent. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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on June 02, 2012
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Related: In the book Natural Hormonal Enchancement, Rob Faigin explains that "hot summer nights" isn't just a song from Grease, hehheh. Human beings tend to be more...umm..."amorous" (interested in the opposite sex!) when it's warm and sunny out b/c if we mate at that time (summer), the offspring would be born in spring, when food is abundant again and it would be "safe" for the new life to enter the world.

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at 06:36 PM

Makes total sense that proper vitamin D levels would normalize female hormones. We have circadian rhythms for a reason, and I think we're sort of evolutionarily programmed to receive a certain amount of sunlight (and therefore D). If we're *not* getting it, maybe our bodies interpret that as something being "wrong" in our environment, and therefore it's not a suitable/safe time to conceive, and in order to prevent a pregnancy in an unstable environment, female hormones get wacky.

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on March 18, 2012
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Thanks for the info I'll check the link out!

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on March 18, 2012
at 09:36 AM

I've never lost mine, but it goes all sorts of haywire in the winter if I don't supplement religiously with D, travel to somewhere sunny or get some fake sun on a regular basis.

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on March 18, 2012
at 06:51 AM

Given that D is a hormone precursor, this makes sense to me.

And here's more info re: sunlight & hormones:

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/womens-health/fertility-regular-menses/

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on March 18, 2012
at 10:44 PM

Thanks for the info I'll check the link out!

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on June 02, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Related: In the book Natural Hormonal Enchancement, Rob Faigin explains that "hot summer nights" isn't just a song from Grease, hehheh. Human beings tend to be more...umm..."amorous" (interested in the opposite sex!) when it's warm and sunny out b/c if we mate at that time (summer), the offspring would be born in spring, when food is abundant again and it would be "safe" for the new life to enter the world.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on June 02, 2012
at 06:36 PM

Makes total sense that proper vitamin D levels would normalize female hormones. We have circadian rhythms for a reason, and I think we're sort of evolutionarily programmed to receive a certain amount of sunlight (and therefore D). If we're *not* getting it, maybe our bodies interpret that as something being "wrong" in our environment, and therefore it's not a suitable/safe time to conceive, and in order to prevent a pregnancy in an unstable environment, female hormones get wacky.

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on March 18, 2012
at 06:01 AM

Do you know if you have pcos? I do and find vitamin d helps keep me regular. Also think about when it's summer to me you're more active. And that activity level is healthy and brings on your period.

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on June 02, 2012
at 03:50 PM

I start using vitD3 5000UI for my cramps, and they are gone! For the first time in years I don't have any cramps!

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on March 18, 2012
at 02:12 AM

I have not had this experience myself. I used to be severely deficient in D (unmeasurably low), but I always got my period. That doesn't mean it isn't affecting you that way, though.

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