Vitamin D Health Benefits

Leg Pain

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Posted by Kathy (Rusk, TX) on 07/01/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I began having leg pain about 6 months ago. Read an article about the use of Vitamin D3 have been taking 2 1000 IU per day and no leg pain.

Leg Pain
Posted by Karen (Atlanta, USA) on 08/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was having pains in my legs to the point I couldn't sleep at night. I couldn't walk thru a mall without getting a kink in my knees. My doctor put me on 50,000 units of vitamin D a week. The pain is gone. The pain returns if I am late by a few days of taking the vitamin D. I have a prescription for 50,000 iu's levels of Vitamin D have been linked with several types of cancer.Many in the helath field consider VITAMIN D is more of a hormone rather than a vitamin. It is very difficult to get enough sun for vitamin D. In fact, in the winter it is almost impossible to get enough sun for vitamin D if you live north of Atlanta, georgia.

Replied by Dave
(Asheville, Nc)
5 out of 5 stars

Blood test showed Vitamin D level at 18 ng/ml. Doc scripted 50000 IU per week of D2. Pain in shin bones and general muscle aches disappeared within 10 days.

Replied by Toni
1 out of 5 stars


The doc likely prescribed you synthetic Vitamin D2. You will greater benefit from taking natural Vitamin D3. Study the research. D2 eventually has a negative affect.


Posted by Rebel (Somewhere, Usa) on 11/06/2014

Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone on here has any reports of mega dosing with vitamins.

I ran across a book on Amazon that talks about super mega doses of Vit D3. There are 436 reviews and 296 of them are 5 star highest rating. Some of these reviews are impressive if they are true.

I read earlier on here EC where Timh, had said he believed that vit D3 needed to be supplemented with Vit K and this book seems to mention that as well. It is called something like The miraculous results of very high vitamin D......... and the title goes on forever.

This need not be a Vitamin D response only, I would like to know if anyone has supplemented with ANY VITAMIN in mega doses and their results. I have heard on the Food Matters DVD that Niacin in super large doses cures depression.

Replied by Mary

Be very careful with vit d. Look up USDA vit d as it is a mouse poison.

Replied by Whisperingsage
(Northeastern California)
47 posts

No, vitamin D is not a mouse poison, warfarin is a mouse poison, also known as coumadin, often used in rehab hospitals, warfarin is known to interfere with vitamin K1 function, Vitamin k1 is the greens vitamin needed for proper functioning of platelets and clotting. Vitamin K1 is converted to vitamin K2 in grass fed milk and meat and eggs, and is valuable for tooth repair and development and skeletal development- and making sure vitamin D works as a team with calcium (along with A, and magnesium) as it guides calcium to bones and ensures proper functions as it pulls it out of soft tissues like arteries and nerves and improper places. K2 prevents heart disease. K2 could safely be used instead of warfarin in knee and hip replacement patients.

Multiple Cures

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Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta, GA) on 02/15/2010

I had the good fortune a couple of weeks ago when I was visiting Los Angeles to speak with an osteopathic doctor from Colorado who has treated and cured many of his patients with D3. The gist of what he told me (sorry, I didn't have any writing instruments with me at the time of the conversation so this is in my memory bank) was that many ailments are healed with vitamin D3 after 2-3 months on the hormone (he refers to it as a hormone, not a supplement). He suggested that I first get my D levels checked at a doctor's office. Once I know the baseline, I can start taking 8,000 iu of vitamin D3 a day. After 3 months, I should get the levels checked again. In summertime some people would be able to drop this daily dose to about 4,000 iu/day or less, but you won't know unless you get your levels checked. He told me people will be very surprised to see how deficient they are in D. Even those that live in sunny climates like Los Angeles are surprisingly deficient in D3.

One of his patients with erectile dysfunction was cured after a two months on D3. Unfortunately, the patient was so thrilled with the results that he started taking a lot more than what was recommended! A blood test showed his D levels soared too high and he had to come off it for about two months. After two months he was deficient again. Interesting, no?

The good doctor also told me that 90% of his patients suffering from migraines were cured after being 2-3 months on D3. The key is give it 3 months at 8,000/day dosage. He recommended the vitamin d council website for further research:

I went to Costco today and was pleased to see part of an aisle covered with D3 supplements! I bought a big bottle of D3 2,000iu capsules for about $12.00.


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Posted by John (Nyc, Ny) on 01/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have been in the healing profession (practitioner, researcher, advocate) for 30 years, nothing comes close to my experience with MSM, I am so sorry it took this long to try it. My chronic asthma gone in 3 days!! On albuterol for almost 40 years. I am in shock. Some side effects which I consider to be cleansing symptoms. Nausea, sleeplessness and skin breakouts, but I did start on a high dose of 20 grams a day. After three weeks no more 'side effects'. My energy has greatly increased, I feel quite euphoric every day now. The only time I had that kind of euphoria was by drinking three glasses of organic green juices a day. I think people on heavy medications, mercury fillings, toxic diet are going to have more difficulties with it, so building up from a small dose with extra vitamin C and plenty of pure water will help.

The other supplement that really helps is Vitamin D3, I take 16,000iu liquid daily, no colds for two years now and my chronic bronchitis of 20 years has disappeared. Some years it was mild others, severe triggering serious asthma attacks. So the combination of Vitamin and MSM has been miraculous for me. This great website encouraged me to try MSM. Thanks so much.

p.s. Brushing my teeth with MSM has whitened them.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Tiffany (St. Louis, MO) on 01/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

For me, Vitamin D is a MIRACLE. I have been on and off of the 50,000 iu/prescription-only doses and they did NOTHING for me until I stumbled upon an article about how unhealthy the prescription-grade is because it is lab-made and is actually vitamin D2. I did tons of research online and I can say that after ONE day of taking 2000 I.U. of vitamin D3, I felt AMAZING.

I have been telling EVERYONE about it and each person who has started taking it has had significant health changes.

For me...the chronic exhaustion is gone, I feel HAPPY, I feel like I can make it through the day! I wake up feeling renewed and my attitude is 10000% better. My asthma is MUCH better! A friend of mine suffered from chronic migraines all of her life and after two days of taking the D3, she feels amazing! Another friend had muscle spasming issues/constant aching and during the first day, she felt spectacular!

I'm not sure what else it will do for me but my skin is amazingly beautiful and clear! Also, I bent over to pick something up and to my surprise I felt NO pulling in my muscles! I used to be a dancer and was very limber, and this has returned despite the only change being Vitamin D3!!!!!! I could bend down to where my forehead touched my knees and I could touch the floor with my wrists!

I'm SOOOOO VERY BLESSED by stumbling upon the information I discovered and I am sharing it with the world!!!!

Ted posted his statement in 2006 and since then, so much more evidence has been released in great favor of Vitamin D. The TRICK is, stick with D3...NOT with D2!!!! ONLY cholecalciferol, NOTTTT ergocalciferol.

Once I get my next blood tests and determine whether my levels have returned to normal, I will then change my intake from 2000 I.U. of D3 to 1000 I.U. of D3.

I feel the best I've felt in ALL of my life and Vitamin D3 is ABSOLUTELY A HUGE PART OF THIS!

Musculoskeletal Pain

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Posted by Shary (Centennial, Co) on 12/21/2010
5 out of 5 stars

About a year ago, a therapist suggested vitamin D for my chronic, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. She recommended 4,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. I got a little better but not much, and didn't associate it with vitamin D supplementation at the time. Then about a month ago I heard about the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit group of physicians and research scientists, and I went on their website.

Knowing from a recent blood test that I am somewhat deficient in vitamin D, and based on what I was reading, I immediately began taking 8,000 IU of D3, and what an improvement! In just a few weeks I am almost completely pain-free in the neck, shoulders, hips and knees. I don't believe it is coincidence because I've been dealing with muscle pain for 6 years now. I will drop back to the Council's recommended dosage in the next few months, at which time I can get some of my vitamin D from the sun.

If there really is a magic bullet, it could very well be vitamin D. It helps just about every aspect of the human body. If you don't spend much time outside, are in the habit of slathering on sunscreen, or if you live north of 35 degrees latitude, you are probably low on D. Please be aware that although this research appears to be solid, and I know for certain it has helped me, it isn't yet mainstream and differs considerably from government recommendations. It is important to have your vitamin D level checked so you have some idea of how much you need. It's also important to know that vitamin D supplements must be D3, which is cholecalciferol, the same thing our bodies make from sunshine.

Pain, Fibromyalgia, Shingles

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Posted by Hisjewel (Usa) on 03/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I learned so much from that Vitamin D book Robert Henry suggested that I read early 2017.

And I gave the D3 a Purposeful second go because of it. However for some reason I seem to soon forget the necessity of a supplement when I am feeling better.

I went on a vacation and when I returned I had forgotten why I was taking the Vitamin D. All I knew was once again my bones were achy, I started back on the MSM. Then I came across more information that stated that fibromyolgia is a Vitamin D3 deficiency. When I take the 10,000 to 20,000 IU D3 at least 5 days a week, I find it very energizing and when I get up in the morning I automatically stretch. When I don't take it, I do not get that stretch. I am 66 so I guess I need help to stretch.

And also other readings mention that Vitamin D3 taken at a 50,000 IU for 3 days lightens the pains of shingles. And I did try it and after 3 days tested it out by eating a good old peanut butter sandwich, I had no breakout and no pain.


Parathyroid Tumors

Posted by Sam (Miami, FL) on 10/01/2014

Always check your vitamin D and blood calcium levels before supplementing. If you are 50 +- and your calcium is high, even just a little bit and vitamin D low, check site BEFORE supplementing vitamin D. It is very important to exclude parathyroid tumor.

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Posted by Robert (Manhattan, Ny) on 08/20/2012
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I found from repeated use, on and off, that higher doses of Vit D3 (1000 to 3000iu) results in a negative mood state... So instead I try to make an effort of getting around 10 to 15 minutes of summer sun daily.

Another lesson to myself to remember that despite all the positive claims and current hype about a supplement or herb, one must listen to their body first.

Replied by Valerie J.
(New Zealand)

Deficiency in D causes a deficiency in B vitamins which are needed for nerves, and mood. If you are low in B bits to begin with and supplement with D, because D stimulates repairs in the body, and Bs are also needed in higher amounts for tissue and nerve repair, a B deficiency can easily crop up. The fact your moods were affected is not a bad thing and neither does it suggest it was D vitamin causing it but rather more the fact you're probably deficient in B's too. In fact, B Vitamins are usually made by the microbes in the gut, but if those microbes get deficient in D, they die off and B vitamin production declines. It's the main reason why we gain weight in winter and drop a few pounds in Summer. Conversely studies show that when you supplement with adequate doses of D, you lose weight. That's becausevin addition to feeding microbes that make B's, it also increases insulin sensitivity, AND reduces insulin levels as a result. [Studies done in post menopausal women who had PCOS)

Replied by Dorothy

I got depressed on cod liver oil. Subtle blue feeling. Stopped taking and it went away. I am now taking D3 but with all the required co-factors. Mag, Bs, K, etc. Ok so far.

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Posted by Kristina (Munich, Germany) on 05/08/2012
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Can anyone please help? My vitamin D is too low and my doctor prescribed me 50.000 IU. But even when I take 600 IU's of vitamin D (pure, no fillers) I wake up the next morning with bags under my eyes (fluid bags, edema). When I keep taking the vitamin D the bags get worse by day, and I get very tired.

Now I'm afraid to take the 50.000 IU and wake up with horrible bags. What could be the problem? Bad liver, liver congestion, low potassium, low calcium, low thyroid? Anyone?

Thanks for help!

Replied by Bama Lori
(Birmingham, Alabama)

You must look at your calcium levels; Get these tests or past blood work results: Calcium- Vitamin D and P T H... This is the parathyroid hormone level which controls calcium levels. D is a response of calcium levels!!

Low D is the body's way of protecting itself from heart damage and stroke due to high levels of calcium, it may only be slightly elevated. Taking D will hurt your heart and cause edema when you have eleveated calcium.


PTH (parathyroid hormone) is the control module for calcium, consider it a thermostat for the body, it is a hormone gland behind the thyroid; it is so important you have four redundant glands that all do the same thing, but only one works at a time.

I had the same problem, was found to have high PTH. Causing high calicium and resulting low D. Reg. Docs all tried to make me take D... HUGE MISTAKE, ok... seriously! My D was only 7-11; It is important that you STOP D, you are harming yourself, doctors can be such idiots!

Go to; read all about it. It was a simple fix, high calicium (mine was never that high but 9. 8-10. 8; my D 7-11; my PTH 90-110; I had one benign parathyroid adenoma... They are benign 99 percent of the time; it is not cancer, dont go there in your mind. My sestamibi scans were negative, dont get caught in that... Oh we cant see it so it doesnt exist, these glands are the size of a grain of RICE ok... Trust no one except the Norman Parathyroid center to get it right if you have high Cal, even a little; or borderline, high PTH and low D... Those three tests alone are enough to diagnose the ademoma without even seeing the bugger!

Have the surgery only the M I R P, minimally invasive, ( I had to go to Tampa and see Dr. Norman, as all others told me it was cancer and it ALL HAD to be removed, including my thyroid and part of the trachea... WRONG... With a very invasive surgery and a life dependant on drugs to survive... NOT THE CASE AT ALL: its outpatient, it takes half a day, and its done. Thyroid nodules were benign as well! They were causing me to be hypothyroid!

The disease is called Bones, STones, Moans, and Groans; If you have achy joints, (I never had stones) been told you have osteporsis developing or osteopenia, high BP , high Cholesterol; GI problems;... Then get this sucker removed; Symptoms of chronic malabsorbtion; all; and changing your diet is the only way to stop these diseases from progressing and developing tumors!

Now, for the cause of this I have finally arrived at FRUCTOSE MALABSORTION; and GLUTEN intol; I have gone gluten free and LOW FODMAP (eliminating foods with high fructose amounts, this includes sugar free additivies, wheat, onions, garlic, apples, honey, HFCS; etc.. With my foods,

the adenoma is a symptom of chronic malabsorbiton, (wiki that) you must find your intolerences and avoid those foods, this is the only cure, I say again, the only cure! Avoidance... Just like a bee allergy, you must not get stung by foods you cannot process, endocrine disease is the result!

- The same swelling a bee sting causes externally is what is happening in your gut (small intestine) and the villi become damaged, cannot uptake minerals from foods, vitamins will NEVER cure this, in fact they will make you sicker!

Sincerely, all my best, Lori PS: Remember medications have fillers, binders and colors that can make all symptoms worse, they did for me everytime. Avoid All colors and dyes, check personal care products, for wheat germ oil; sorbitol; mannitol, etc.

Try going low lactose; real butter hard cheeses only, lactose free milk, no yogurts; no soft cheeses at all; go gluten free; avoid all wheat products (go to for symptoms and lists of unsafe ingrediets, like MSG, INULIN, modified food startch, etc; Low fodmap foods , avoid apples, pears, cabbage family, some types of beans, no pasta, no breads. (LOW FODMAP) Seek out Shephard works and Wiki on Fructose Malabsorbtion, up to 30 percent of caucasians have it, especially euro decent!

Replied by Bibi
(Nashville, Tn)

This is to Kristina from Munich, Germany - If your body is deficient in magnesium, it will not properly utilize vitamin D. Blood or urine tests are often inaccurate, as only 1% of magnesium is found there. I was found to be vitamin D deficient, but it wasn't until I started supplementing with magnesium citrate powder (mixed in juice) for a week or so that I could take vitamin D without other side effects. Check out this link (when you get to this page, move down just a little bit to the section titled: Magnesium and Vitamin D):

Replied by Valerie
(New Zealand)

For the most part, most people are suffering D deficiency because of lack of sunlight actually. Hyperactive Parathyroid is due to boron deficiency from my reading. I'd say that most people out there know if they have not been out in the sun enough when considering the whole vitamin D issue and instinctively know they need it. Scaring people with your personal experiences (rare disease) is just not helpful

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Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn Usa) on 12/25/2010

HI U GOOD PEOPLE DOIN, , , , , , ,

This may not come out too good, but think through it before you hit on me. On Oct 1 , we stop shaking hands at our little country church in Ten Mile. At first , the congregation was slightly irritated but some are now telling me that I'm smart.

We don't get much sun so we up our Vitamin D 3 to 5000 I u's /day. We stopped the flu vaccine years ago. Had you rather have the flu or mercury poisoning? Also , we shop stores before the crowds and know that there are a jullion germs on each buggy handle, door knobs, etc. So we carry anti-bacteria jels with us and wash our hands often.

Come April 1, we start shaking hands again, and cut back on our Vitamin D3. The Intelligent One created the sun which lets you make you own Vitamin D. Ain't that wonderful. Since I's not PC, I wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas. =========ROBERT HENRY=============

Replied by Dove

Why go back to shaking hands, just to feel the uncomfortable renewal of ceasing to do so next winter? Look at history, what we traditionally do isn't necessarily a good thing--and sometimes very clearly a bad thing. Why shake hands? Of what benefit is it? Why do we feel compelled to TOUCH a total stranger?? Even someone that isn't a stranger whose health we know is greatly compromised? I haven't participated in this hand-shaking tradition in years. I've also never had the flu and never get colds, and I'm very much over 40 :) To heck with tradition, health is so much better.

Given my recent discovery that most of us have MITES, and in greater numbers as we age, and they can cause serious health issues in those with compromised immune systems (includes so many of us), I'm now adamant about my no-hand-shaking policy. Touching others in loving ways is wonderful, but we should use great discretion in doing so (wash afterward at the very least when health of another is iffy). These mites stayed burrowed beneath the skin much of the time, feeding off of us. Mites love yeast, and if someone tends to be itchy and have flushing of the skin, they likely have an excessive (unhealthy amount of) both. Enjoy life, but we wisely wary, and above all, take care of yourself--both itchy and non-itchy ones ;)


Replied by Denise
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It's pretty ridiculous not shaking hands and even worse, using poisonous products to kill bacteria (sanitizers) The world has gone utterly mad and fearing a microscopic enemy. It used to be terrorists but now it's a phantom virus. Really people, your body was made to handle almost anything. Exposure is key, if you don't expose your body to all combinations then it's not going to read mutations. Mutations always occur and they occur in the body too. Keeping away from people, keeping away from germs is bad for you in itself. It's better to expose yourself while you're in good health because your immune system learns that way. It only makes it weaker by keeping away from real life.

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Posted by Susan (Charleston, WV) on 03/02/2009

Vitamin D....My doctor put me on 50,000 units a month. Just one pill a month. I understand that's okay to take. Can you tell me how that works. Does one pill last a whole month? It seems to me it would be better to take a couple thousand a day. Also I sprinkle lecithin on ceral or salad every day and I take coq10 100 units three or four times a week. Would that be harmful to do. Would I be taking too many different things?

I'm just trying to stay healthy. Thanks so much for this site. A lot of very good info on here. I've taken advantage of a lot of it. Thanks again. Susan

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
383 posts

A 50,000 i.u. a month works out to 50,000/30 = 1667 i.u per day. A healthy person on a sun can easily produce 10,000 i.u. in a day. So the fact that giving 50,000 i.u. is like taking a 1700 i.u. vitamin D so that will have a minor impact on a vitamin D deficiency. Most unhealthy people can't produce 10,000 i.u. so they need supplements. But if supplements don't produce 5000 to 10000 i.u. from sun exposure it could mean some problems. As to woman with nursing babies they need about 2000 - 2500 i.u. A sick people I estimate needs at least 20,000 i.u. for people who have muscular atrophy. So the question works out to how much I.U. you need per day. The number is different. For example, in a condition of hyppoparathyroid, the dose required to normalize them is about 150,000 i.u. per day. In one case I remember a person with a muscular atrophy. The dose to reverse that required 20,000 i.u. for about a month. A person with a kidney problem (from lack of vitamin D) needed to get back in order required 50,000 i.u. of D3 for about a month. A good sun exposure will help increase vitamin D, but what's not mentioned is the long term trends in increasing UV radiation output by the sun has been also increasing.

So the issue is one of determining the right I.U. dose for a specific conditions. On the whole vitamin D works better if it's taken daily because in some instances, suppose your stomach didn't work that well on the day vitamin D was consumed, then it's not likely the body will absorb them. Plenty of things can block their absorption, a diarrhea, food poisoning, bouts of constipation, certain foods or gelatin may have blocked the vitamin D from absorbing, the capsules may not have dissolved completely in the stomach. It's my estimation that some people think taking only one capsule of vitamin D will last for a whole month because the body can store the vitamin D. But my experience has been that the vitamin D may not be properly absorbed on that particular day and I my end up missing my entire month of vitamin D. Therefore taking small doses is seen as more wise on the issue of absorption if one day I were to not absorbed, then I have the other 29 days to lean on.


Replied by Briana
(Dublin, Ireland)

hi ted i think your brilliant i love reading your remadies on earth clinic so i have a question for you can i take vitamin d3i suffer from c o p d and had a right side silent heart attack 8 months ago also high blood pressure high colestrol bad digestive system only weighe 28 kilos only 4 foot 10 inches in highte im 56 years old and feel like 90 years old cant eat properly because i cant breathe after eating hands and feet are always cold skin very dry even inside ears dry iv started taking colloidal silver and hydrogen proxide for infection and c o p d i also have some msm tablets but have not tried them yet so do you think my lungs would benifit from vitamin d3 can you please let me know a s a p thank you ted i know your a busy man and i appreciate any help you can give me

Replied by Sharik
(Arcata, California, Usa)

Hi, Briana:

There are several kinds of COPD; emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and others. It may take a while to find the right combination for you. Try researching:

Chlorophyll Aids in clear breathing
Essential fatty acids For rebuilding and producing new cells
Zinc Protective effects on lung proteins.
DO NOT exceed 100 mgs daily from all supplements.
Copper 3 mgs daily Needed to balance with zinc.
CoQ10 Enhances oxygen in the lungs for use in the body
Free-form aminoacid complex Important for repair of lung tissue.
Grape seed extract 30 mg 3X daily. Helps protect the lungs.
Vitamin A Emulsion form is easier on the system.
Vit.C w/bioflavonoids Aids healing of inflamed tissue
Vit. E 200 IU daily Oxygen carrier and potent antioxident
Calcium and magnesium Chelate forms are best
Kelp Contains minerals needed for improved breathing and healing
Also, research juicing. It may help you get the nourishment you need w/o tiring you.

Hope this helps.
Peace, Sharik

Replied by Briana
(Dublin, Ballyfermot, Ireland)

to sharik thank you very much for your advice i have emphysema for 8 years now been to doctors homeopaths chinese herbal medicine and acupuntcure and still no better then i found this site i believe saint anthony lead me here i asked him to help me find a cure for my emphysema and next thing i know im on this site i think its a great place i stay on it for hours i will take your advice and research all the vitamins you listed for me once again thank you and god bless you and all the people at earth clinic

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Posted by Chuck (Atlanta, GA) on 02/07/2009
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For about 20 years, I had a chronic patch of psoriasis over my left eyebrow. I had tried several prescription and OTC creams, but none of them worked. After reading an article about how thousands of people got relief from psoriasis by sunbathing in the Dead Sea area, I remembered how my own psoriasis would practically disappear during the summer months when I sunbathed regularly. That was when I made the connection between sunshine and vitamin D. So, I started taking a daily supplement of 1000iu of vitamin D, which was in addition to the 400iu in my daily multivitamin. In about a week, I was amazed to see the patch of psoriasis had completely disappeared and has never returned. It may not work for everyone, but it sure worked for me!

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Posted by Kathi (New Brunswick, NJ) on 02/07/2009
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I developed severe insomnia last winter (nov 07) and went through quite a trial for months, with none of the many things I tried helping much except some tips on how to improve sleep habits through cognitive behavioral therapy. I was doing better May-Oct 08 then all of a sudden the same severe insomnia symptom was back in full force. Last month I decided to try vitamin D3 2000 IU/day, after reading so many recent articles about the importance of this sunshine vitamin. I chose tablets with D3 source from lanolin, since I am allergic to fish. Within a week I was sleeping soundly at night, and I am continuing to sleep well. In retrospect, it is likely that I became more susceptible to vit. D deficiency after I became lactose intolerant and stopped drinking milk.

Replied by Kathi
(New Brunswick, NJ)

I'm writing to follow up on my vitamin D cure for insomnia report in February. After taking 2000 IU/day for 1.5 months I finally went to my doctor for a Vitamin D blood test, and it was 20 ng/ml, which is considered deficient. I also asked him why he didn't test me for vitamin D last year when I was having incredible trouble sleeping, digesting (I also had IBS) and managing daily life, and was told that insurance would not have paid for the test unless I had a "known" symptom of deficiency such as osteoporosis. However, insurance was very willing to pay for several expensive pharmaceuticals the doctor recommended me to try. A SIMPLE VITAMIN D TEST THEN WOULD HAVE SAVED ME A WHOLE YEAR'S WORTH OF AGONY, AND WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH CHEAPER FOR ALL CONCERNED. WAKE UP USA WE NEED BETTER PREVENTIVE MEDICINE!!!

I am continuing to do much much better, am now taking 3000 IU/day D3, upping my daily intake of veggies, and also supplementing with ACV/honey, flaxseed oil, 500 mg vit C, and 200-400 mg magnesium citrate (I've read that vit D deficiency can go hand-in-hand with magnesium and potassium deficiency). My "sensitivity" to fish (rich in Vit. D and magnesium) has disappeared! No more IBS! I'm looking forward to some warm sunny spring days when I can get my vitamin D dose from the sun.

EC: Thank you for the update, Kathi!

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