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vitamin D consumption

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

i found I have to take vitamin D supplements everyday in order to feel good, if I skip just one day I immediately fall into depression. why is that? i've been taking vitamin D for about a year and I usually take 10,000 I.U. in liquid form per day. i thought because i was taking a high amount of D, if I accidentally skipped one day I would be OK but I'm finding that's not the case with me. Is this normal or something else going on?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 08, 2012
at 12:21 PM

I had this too until reading Peat. I stopped and became aggressive but I found out progesterone and thyroid calmed me down. Now I take 4k iu and I giggle all the time hahaha and nobody finds it annoying that I laugh with everything :) Eating liver can make me a bitch again :) in certain contexts not fun... Im glad kris says vitamin d and light cuz light has a huge effect on me.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 27, 2012
at 05:24 PM

and what context is that? what paper did you get your information from?

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

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on August 26, 2012
at 07:03 PM

thanks Kris! Glad to know I'm not alone :-)

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:42 PM

i can right now since it's still summer. i babysit and try to take the kids outside in the sun for vit D absorption. i agree with you tho and think it's just all the stress in my life resulting in a psychological effect

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on August 26, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Great! Then I suspect it could be more of a psychological/belief effect. Can you get some sun where you live?

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:59 PM

i did. it's 70, which is perfect.

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E45c5a1c8df73da5e03bb6e7e90f8420

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on August 26, 2012
at 03:46 PM

I am the same since I live in foggy San Francisco. I absolutely have to take my VitD (I take Garden of Life RawD) every day or I feel like crap. They recommend it in the book The Mood Cure, and I think it is pretty well known to be the 'happiness vitamin' As long as you aren't taking tons of it and you've had your blood level checked (many people take 10000IU), I wouldn't worry. I know that when I was living in Hawaii my mood was always good, and when I was living in Humboldt Ca (rains all the time) my mood dipped incredibly low- so Vit D and light are pretty critical for mood. I'm not sure as to why you would need it daily- but I need it daily as well so I am thinking maybe it is not all getting absorbed...

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

(106)

on August 26, 2012
at 07:03 PM

thanks Kris! Glad to know I'm not alone :-)

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 08, 2012
at 12:21 PM

I had this too until reading Peat. I stopped and became aggressive but I found out progesterone and thyroid calmed me down. Now I take 4k iu and I giggle all the time hahaha and nobody finds it annoying that I laugh with everything :) Eating liver can make me a bitch again :) in certain contexts not fun... Im glad kris says vitamin d and light cuz light has a huge effect on me.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 26, 2012
at 12:55 PM

Get your blood level tested. This is the 25(OH)D test. Too high or too low a blood level can be a problem.

50-60 ng/ml is good for most folk. If you have an autoimmune disease or inflammatory condition, then 60-80 ng/ml may be better.

A very few folk have problems with D3 metabolism, meaning that they can take a lot of supplements, but their circulating blood level doesn't increase. A good functional medicine doc or naturopath can help you with this.

Also make sure you are getting enough Magnesium. Unless you eat a fair amount of seafood, you may wish to supplement 200-60 mg of a Magnesium chelate. It is an essential co-factor for D3.

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

(106)

on August 26, 2012
at 01:42 PM

i can right now since it's still summer. i babysit and try to take the kids outside in the sun for vit D absorption. i agree with you tho and think it's just all the stress in my life resulting in a psychological effect

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on August 26, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Great! Then I suspect it could be more of a psychological/belief effect. Can you get some sun where you live?

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

(106)

on August 26, 2012
at 12:59 PM

i did. it's 70, which is perfect.

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on August 26, 2012
at 10:57 PM

supplementing D3 outside of its context is a problem. You must know what is happening proximally in the hormone chain or you might drive up your serum calcium or even uncover a case of PTH. More paleo wisdom you must be careful with. Context is important when dealing with hormones.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 27, 2012
at 05:24 PM

and what context is that? what paper did you get your information from?

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