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Old 03-19-2013, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I live in the tropics and have low vit-D. Vit-D is actually not a vitamin but a hormone the body makes in a reaction to sunlight; and of course the calcium connection. Everyone should take B-12, vit-D, and calcium unless contraindicated by your family physician. If your not getting your calcium from dairy products or your diet make sure the calcium supplement you're taking is one that has the best bioavailability for your body.

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As mentioned you can buy vit-D over the counter and get good results, just don't take over 4000 units. In many cases a lot less is required depending on how low it is, how well you absorb it. I did read something about how the D may be associated with depression and that can increase pain levels, energy levels, etc... In our bodies, everything is connected.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Yes, I am Vitamin D deficient also. Am taking Vitamin D tabs, but not sure that I feel much different, and yes, I really feel tired and exhausted all the time also. (Just started taking Vitamin B tabs to see if that helps any.)
In the past, feeling real tired usually had to do with bouts of Anemia, that I would experience, and from the fact that I have Thyroid disease (hypothyroidism).
Depression can sometimes, cause fatigue and tiredness - at least for me.
Probably, a lot of other things could be at play also.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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My Doctor told me that Vitamin D Deficiency is almost epidemic now in the Industrialized world, and they aren't one hundred percent sure why.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:54 AM
 
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I had blood work done several months ago and it showed my Vit. D was low and the doctor told me to supplement, which I have been. I can't say I feel any different but I take it everyday. I do not get outside a lot and I live in a place where we get very little sun in the winter and spring.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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So, there are a lot of us here who just feel rather tired and draggy all the time. I think I'll start a new thread. Join me there!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I live in the tropics and have low vit-D. Vit-D is actually not a vitamin but a hormone the body makes in a reaction to sunlight; and of course the calcium connection. Everyone should take B-12, vit-D, and calcium unless contraindicated by your family physician. If your not getting your calcium from dairy products or your diet make sure the calcium supplement you're taking is one that has the best bioavailability for your body.

Understanding Calcium: The Best Forms of Calcium Supplements | Natural Health & Organic Living Blog

As mentioned you can buy vit-D over the counter and get good results, just don't take over 4000 units. In many cases a lot less is required depending on how low it is, how well you absorb it. I did read something about how the D may be associated with depression and that can increase pain levels, energy levels, etc... In our bodies, everything is connected.
I take 5000 units per day....just got my bloodwork done and my D levels are sqarely in the middle of the normal range...and I am a slender person....so proper dosage for vitamin D varies.
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