I must have been pretty bad off because I have had to take 50,000 units of Vitamin D a day, that's right 50,000! That's a lot when all I could find were 1,000 unit pills but alas I found some 5,000 units at Sam's Club! Whew! Only ten pills a day instead of fifty.
Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:
- Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment in older adults
- Severe asthma in children
I also read it helps with the absorption of Calcium which obviously helps prevent osteoporosis. As you can see this is no joke. My three weeks ended yesterday and I must say there has definitely been a change in my fatigue levels. Now I'm not feeling zippity-do-dah all day long but I don't feel like I could curl up and take a nap at any given moment either, which was one of the reasons for the blood work in the first place.