Once people start on appropriate doses of vitamin D... And...I am not referring to LICKING A CAPSULE, they come up to me and tell me HOW GREAT THEY FEEL.
More energy, more vitality and feeling younger.
In only o n e w e e k. Wowo.
Vitamin D is certainly a steroid precursor which has benefits for everyone. Not just athletes.
Who Frequently Needs Higher Doses?
I've broken this down to a few subgroups from my experience: --Leaky gut (these benefit highly from the protective/healing effects of probiotics+digestive enzymes combined) --Morbidly obese (but not necessarily) --Again, those with leaky gut -- those still consuming WHEAT (and/or casein if sensitive) --Genetically those who may be fast-metabolizers. Who r u? I have no idea. Ck your blood levels and if it does not respond in 6-8wks, you may be one of them. Hx Rickets? Hx Grave's? Hx Hashimoto's?? --Drugs which increase metabolism, disposal, elimination of fat-soluble drugs, xenobiotics and VITAMINS ADEK omega-3s EPA DHA -- anti-seizure drugs Valproic acid, Depakote, Carbamazepine and others incl Calcium channel blockers --Those taking stupid drugs like Xenical or ALLI which block fat absorption (or ?Zetia as well hypothetically)
Contraindications to Vitamin D Therapy
If your blood levels of 1,25 OHD (calcitriol, one of the active metabolites) or 25-OH-D (calcidiol, another active metabolite) are fine or elevated, then you don't need supplementation. --Plenty of sunlight exposure (esp equatorial, esp midday, esp when "your shadow is shorter than you are" per Dr. Cannell) --Frequent naked *winky*, clothes-less, makeup-less, sunscreen-less exposure --Dialysis patients already taking Rx Calcitriol where blood levels are optimal which they hardly ever are. Current national DOQI guidelines are to include Vitamin D supplementation and to achieve 25OHD blood concentrations appropriately.
Who should absolutely not receive supplementation? --Sarcoidosis (already high calcitriol from inappropriate secretion secondary to autoimmune proliferative changes) --Some weird malignant cancer where the cells are overproducing either calcitriol or calcidiol
No... 100 IU Vitamin D from a cup of casein-milk will not get anyone ANYWHERE.
Babies from Day One are advised now from the Academy of Pediatrics to receive orally 400 IU daily (this is DOUBLE from prior recommendations of 200 IU daily) either from supplementation drops, formula (1-2 cups daily? wtf), or Momma's milk (if Momma chooses to improve her baby's health to supplement herself since 99% of Momma's are ALL also deficient).
For the treatment of rickets in the early 1900's, the U.S. mandated vitamin D 400 IU to be added to every quart of milk (4 cups).
Let's say my minimal requirement for vitamin D is 5000 IU, barring any UVB exposure where typically a human would receive 99% of vitamin D sources (food provides less than 30-100 IU per serving like dairy, fish, liver, caviar or otherwise).
I would have to drink 50 (eg, F I F T Y) cups of milk to provide what my growing (ghetto fab/PHAT/HAWT) body would need...