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March 9, 2014 5:06 AM Subscribe
I've just started taking vitamin D3 on doctor's orders. So far, its seems too good to be true. If you take it, can you tell me how far to reel in my expectations?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
On a recent trip to the doctors to be told off for high weight and high blood sugar, the doctor decided to test my vitamin d levels. Apparently 25-50 ( unknown units ) is 'insufficient' and I had a level below 10. She put me on 1000UI vitamin D3.
Since then, I feel like a different person - I'm less tired, my mood is lighter, I'm eating massively less ( lost 15 lbs this month without trying ) and my Gerd / gord is much reduced ( presumably because I'm eating less ).
How much of this is the vitamin d? Will it continue? Am I about to crash and lose all this good?
Also - how critical is taking calcium at the same time? Calcium carbonate ( the normal way it seems to come ) upsets my Gerd pills. Can I skip it and use the calcium free pills I've found online?