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What could I expect to feel with a 5000iu vitamin d supplementation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 26, 2012 at 2:23 AM

I already supplement with CLO+butter oil, and get out for walks quite a bit, but I had been reading and hearing suggestions that humans in a modern society where one works indoors and stays indoors as much as we might be probably should supplement with 5000iu of vitamin d.

What kinds of effects might I feel if I do this? Anyone try supplementing at this amount? What did you notice in yourself?

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on July 27, 2012
at 07:40 PM

Libido is great, but not when it is on 100% of the day and interfering with your ability to concentrate on anything. It also gets physically painful after a couple of days. It's not enjoyable like being a horny teenager.

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on July 26, 2012
at 09:35 PM

Well, okay, it may not be a lot if you are deficient. But it may be too much if you're not. Just saying you stay indoors a lot doesn't tell me much. Most people can be Vit D replete with ~15 minutes midday sun exposure - at least in the summer - and of course, depending on latitude. Agree with the A and K recommendations. The point is, without testing, you are supplementing blindly.

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:15 PM

Actually, no, its not a lot! For a person who "stays indoors" he may not even be able to maintain his blood level, let alone increase it. I agree that the best thing to do is a blood test so you know what you are dealing with but for a person who has not been taking it and is always indoors, he could very easy need up to 10,000 iu a day. Calcium should not be taken without a significant reason to do so (like a low blood level and inability to eat calcium rich foods). Most people do not need more calcium at all. And of course D3 is best with Vitamins A and K.

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on July 26, 2012
at 12:43 PM

That is a lot of Vit D. You might need more or you might need less. You have to test to figure it out. Too much vitamin D can cause problems such as calcium deposits (stones) - especially if you are taking a calcium supplement.

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on July 26, 2012
at 11:55 AM

What's a 'painfully increased libido'? You didn't like the level of your sex drive or...?

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:32 AM

right. Well you are probably right! Im in Seattle and I go outside every single day, rain or shine. NO amount of D3 beats the sun. I do however take 5000iu in the summer and 8000 the rest of the year.

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on July 26, 2012
at 04:21 AM

I don't know my level. Just a strong hunch I could use it based on my lifestyle of lots of indoors living.

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on July 26, 2012
at 02:26 AM

I do 10,000/day. I don't feel any different by taking that amount; however, I don't get sick anymore. There's not specific good feeling, but I never feel bad.

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on July 26, 2012
at 02:40 AM

I've been doing 10,000iu/day (since March). Haven't had a cold in nearly a year and there have been opportunities (so it's not just chance, I think). Also, I don't seem to burn as easily in the sun and my skin is much softer. My cuticles aren't dry or cracked anymore, either.

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on July 26, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Like Crowlover said, I think the effects ofctaking it will depend on your current levels. The variation in dosages people are reportimg here also highlights the primacy of individual circumstances. Ability to absorb vitamin D depends on heaps of internal factors... What you can expect probably relates to the nuances with regard to all of these factors...

edited for atrocious typing...

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:20 AM

I do take Vitamin D3 Supplements. There is not any special feeling but I don't get sick from when i have started Vitamin D3 Supplements. And as I go very few times in the sun, it help my body to absorb calcium of my food.

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on July 26, 2012
at 03:43 AM

5000 IU per day is keeping my D levels in the perfect range per my doc. When I started supplementing with vitamin D I had severe anxiety attacks coupled with a painfully increased libido. The D normalized both of those within 3 days.

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on July 26, 2012
at 11:55 AM

What's a 'painfully increased libido'? You didn't like the level of your sex drive or...?

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on July 27, 2012
at 07:40 PM

Libido is great, but not when it is on 100% of the day and interfering with your ability to concentrate on anything. It also gets physically painful after a couple of days. It's not enjoyable like being a horny teenager.

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 26, 2012
at 03:31 AM

It totally depends on your blood level to begin with.

If you are very low then you might notice a lot of things... better mood, energy, sleep, skin and less prone to illness. On the other hand if your level is already 40 or so, you might not notice anything.

Do you know what your level is?

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:32 AM

right. Well you are probably right! Im in Seattle and I go outside every single day, rain or shine. NO amount of D3 beats the sun. I do however take 5000iu in the summer and 8000 the rest of the year.

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on July 26, 2012
at 04:21 AM

I don't know my level. Just a strong hunch I could use it based on my lifestyle of lots of indoors living.

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on July 26, 2012
at 02:51 AM

I intermittently take 4 - 6 kIU/day. I typically get them in during the week and don't bother on the weekends. If I get a lot of retinol from liver on a particular day I'll take a little more due to the vitamin A/D ratio.

I can't remember the last time I've been sick (at least 1.5+ years) - while my girlfriend, who doesn't supplement or get enough sun, has. I don't exactly shy away from people who are sick either.

I assume it's due to the Vitamin D but I can't prove it, nor do I care to at this point.

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