Vitamin D3 hormone 125mcg (5000 iu) per capsules – 100 capsules
D3 is actually a potent HORMONE!
Dosage: Usually 1 per night or more based on test results Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)…. 5000 iu per capsule immunity, d3, hormone supplements
Vitamin D really isn’t a vitamin at all but a potent neuroregulatory steroidal hormone. It has become very clear that vitamin D deficiency is a growing epidemic across the world and is contributing to many chronic debilitating diseases.
A recent study showed that 93% of people 10 to 65 years of age who were admitted to a hospital ER with muscle aches and bone pain and who had a wide variety of diagnoses – including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression – were deficient in vitamin D!
A second study confirmed a strong correlation between low 25 (OH) D levels in the blood with higher rates and longer duration of generalized bone and muscle aches and pains. Other important predictors of low D levels are sex (females seem to be more prone to deficiencies than men), body mass index (the heavier you are the more likely you are to be deficient), lack of sun exposure, living at a higher latitude and, in women, having children! A simple test of using moderate force to press the thumb on the sternum or the anterior tibia (the front of your leg’s shins!) can be a good indicator – if it elicits bone pain, you should start supplementation immediately! Low vitamin D3 levels in our bodies due to poor exposure to the sun, diet, or lack of supplement use contributes to an increasing incidence of type 1 or juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), B12/iron anemia, cardiovascular disease and many common cancers and leukemias.
Vitamin D3 is fundamentally involved in the induction of immunological tolerance which blocks the development of autoimmune diseases. Evidence is also presented that in vitamin D deficiency there are aberrations of estrogen metabolism. Low levels below are considered serious deficiency states and will increase your risk of breast and prostate cancer and autoimmune diseases like MS and rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitamin D receptors are widely distributed in the body, including the colon, prostate, breast and ovary where it acts to inhibit the excessive growth of body cells and tissues and helps cells mature normally! (this is why it’s so important as a cancer prevention!)
Men or women entering Menopause or Andropause, older individuals, those with malabsorption, limited sun exposure or certain illnesses may need higher intakes of vitamin D.
The position of the Vitamin D Council, and myself is that you need to adhere to the scientific vitamin D panel recommendation, which is a vitamin D level of 40 ng/ml at minimum.
In my view, many people still would not be able to reach a therapeutically healthy range taking 4,000 IUs of vitamin D a day, which is the maximum dosage now recommended by the IOM. I’ve seen people who need double that, or more, to get to a level that’s going to make a difference in their health.
How Much Vitamin D Must You Take to Reach Therapeutically Healthy Levels?
Dr. Hollis has released preliminary findings of a brand new study that has not yet been formally published. He states:
“One of the most significant findings is how much intake it takes to get to these higher levels.
For example, there has been a rule of thumb that for each 1,000 IUs of vitamin D you take you would get a serum level rise of about 10 ng/mL… Well, it doesn’t work that way.
What we are finding is that once you get above the age of 30, the amount of rise that you get for each dosage [of oral vitamin D] is considerably less than that.
For example, between the age of 40 and 50, you’d have to take about 2,000 IU to reach a serum level of 10 ng/ml. You only get a 5 ng/mL rise for each 1,000 IU, not 10 ng/ml.
… What this means is that people have to take a lot more. It’s going to take about 6,000 IU a day to get about 90-95 percent of the population above 40 ng/mL.”
Some people will clearly need more.