I'm Ramona. I enjoy writing Articles about the things I have researched and experimented with. Hoping to help others.
Benefits of Vitamin D-3
Do you feed your plants vitamins & minerals?
Just a thought...why would you feed your plant's nutrients but not your body?
Most of us enjoy having nice yards with luscious grass and colorful healthy flower gardens. We spend a lot of time nurturing them with the perfect fertilizers, minerals, phosphorus, nutrients, sun, water etc.
Has the thought never occurred to you that your body needs vitamins, nutrients, minerals, water etc. also? Since most of us don't eat healthy enough we need supplements to help the process along to keep us healthy. Its just that some of us don't understand what our bodies really need. If we are deficient in something our body tries to tell us by giving "PAIN" signals. Then we run to the doctor. Sometimes we run to the doctor for simple things that we can / could have prevented ourselves in the first place.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't go to the doctor or vitamin/supplements are a cure all. I'm just saying " Pay more attention to your body and nurture it more". You might have fewer runs to the doctor in the long run.
Your Body Suffers with out Vitamin-D3
Bet you didn't know that Vitamin-D3 is a very important vitamin/supplement needed! Do you constantly have aches and pain in your body and can't figure out why? All you want to do is Sleep and more Sleep because your tired and fatigued day in day out. You can almost sleep standing up. DO you have aches and pains in your joint's so bad you've decided to possibly consider having Fibromyalsia?
Always going to the doctor only to get medication prescribed that isn't working for you or giving you other symptoms? If so, then read further because you just might have a Vitamin D3 deficiency. I will show you that some or most of your symptoms can be helped with "Vitamin-D3".
I'm not a Doctor nor do I want you to quit any medication your Doctor has prescribed for you, BUT.......I am going to share with you a True story that has changed my husband's daily shoulder pain by simply taking Vitamin-D3. He didn't believe me at first especially after his Doctor told him " Last alternative is Surgery". I told my husband " Just take the Supplement and be quiet, let's just try it for a week or two and see if the pain will stop".
Sure enough IT DID!!!!!!
Don't Wait till your in your 60's, 70's or older for a Doctor to tell you that your Vitamin-D level is low
You can save yourself now before you do...... get to Old!!!
By then your bones will be brittle, you'll be to weak to get around if you don't start taking it now.
When we get up in that age is when most Doctor's do recognize and test for Vitamin-D deficiency. Why they don't do it sooner, I don't know.
But they do know when you are that age you "will" need to take Vitamin-D.
Symptoms of Vitamin - D Deficiency
Most Physicians never check For Vitamin D deficiency. If you are experiencing some of the below symptoms, you might want to ask your Physician to check for Vitamin D defiency.
Vitamin - D is essential for healthy bones, lack of it can cause serious health problems. It is a fat soluble vitamin which is created by sun exposure. It's deficiency symptoms are:
Muscle, Bone - Aches, cramps and pains
Muscle pain and weakness
Rickets and osteomalacia are the classical vitamin D deficiency diseases
There are a lot of people now a days that suffer with Fybromyalgia.
Isn't it ironic how the symptoms are the same as Vitamin- D Deficiency?
The Symptoms are:
* Chronic muscle pain, spasms or tightness
* fatigue and decreased energy
* Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep
* Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long
* Difficulty remembering, concentrating, and performing simple mental tasks
* Abdominal pain
* Constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome)
* Tension or migraine headaches
* Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold
* Feeling anxious or depressed
* Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet
* Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder)
* Feeling of swelling (without actual swelling) in the hands and feet
Natural source of Vitamin D is the SUN
The best source of Vitamin D is the SUN. Due to the health risks we hear about Sun's ray's now a days. We tend to keep our bodies covered as much as possible while we are in the sun. You shouldn't of course bake yourself in the sun to get as much Vitamin D as possible!
A little a day should be considered. In now a days hectic work life most of us can't enjoy the suns rays so we have to find other sources for Vitamin D. That is when a good Vitamin D supplement should be taken daily.
If you are taking Medications prescribed by your Doctor for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Tell him/her you are or thinking about taking Vitamin-D3.
Some Medications contain Corticosteroids, Hydroxychloroquine and Plaquenil will prevent Vitamin-D3 from being absorbed.
Foods that contain Vitamin D
As you will see foods that contain Vitamin D are really not the foods we enjoy to eat. Is there any wonder that you might have a Vitamin D deficiency after seeing the listed foods?
Cod Liver Oil
Canned Tuna Fish
Thus, this is why we move on to Vitamin Supplements. We probably only eat a few of these foods every now and then.Therefore we are not getting enough Vitamin D. This is something I never thought about in the past. I knew that Vitamins such as A, B, C etc, were important but I never imagined that Vitamin D had such a big impact on my body. Did you?
What's a good brand?
Vitamin D3 can help Fatigue
Are you always tired and sleepy?
Do you find yourself still tired and sleepy even after you just woke up? Then, dragging on through for the rest of the day only wishing you could lay down somewhere to get some more sleep. No energy, can't think , concentrate, or remember anything, your head feels fogy and all scrambled up. You know your not a Lazy person but, you just don't have the mental and bodily energy to do anything about it.
You just might need to add Vitamin - D3. If you aren't eating right then at least take a Vitamin Supplement. Also good to add is Vitamin B12,
Prevent heart disease and other conditions
Vitamin D3 is used for the conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
It is also used for diabetes, muscle weakness, obesity, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, tooth and gum disease,
psoriasis, also helps in preventing cancer.
Lower your Cholesterol
Taking a Vitamin D3 supplement once a day can help lower your cholesterol.
Did you know that heart disease occurs because the heart muscle is not making enough energy?
What Doctors say about Vitamin D-3
Many People don't believe the benefits of taking vitamins / supplements
Oh sure, people take their daily vitamin pill not really paying attention what these vitamins do for their body. Of course as anything else you shouldn't overdose on them. Taking the right amount can do wonders for you. Sometimes taking each vitamin individually is a little better than taking one multivitamin pill because, some of the other ingredients in them might not agree with YOUR body. There might be one or two vitamins that you might be allergic to. You might suffer constipation or diarrhea. If you start off taking them separately you will know which ones work for you and which ones don't agree with you.
Since this Lens is about Vitamin-D3 I will stick to that instead of going into all the others.
Recommended daily amount of Vitamin D3
Different people and circumstances need different amounts.
Any where between 200 iu to 20,000 IU of vitamin D3 each day. Based on your deficient symptom and what your body can tolerate.
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D3 varies with age, sex, and various medical conditions.
I started my husband on 10,000 IU for the first two weeks then lowered it to 5000 IU's and now he takes 2500 IU daily. He takes a break from it for 2 weeks after 3 months. Then starts again. That works for him.
This might be different for you.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2011 Ramona
Are you taking Vitamin - D3?
amazed on December 20, 2014:
Started taking daily vitamins. Couple of weeks later my sciatic pain in my back and down my leg is gone. Suffered a long time.
Ramona (author) from Arkansas on March 23, 2014:
@shannon-mach-1: Hi Shannon. Thank you for commenting. Isn't it amazing how the body works? Sometimes we miss the simplest things. I am so glad your husband is doing better. I too was Low in D and had high blood pressure. Not any more! Thanks to Vitamin D-3.
shannon-mach-1 on March 17, 2014:
Interesting. My husband is not overweight, recently he seems to be foggy and losing interest in lots of things. Went to his doctor and they told him he had high blood pressure. The day of his physical exam I suggested he ask for a D test. At first he refused, but finally agreed. Dr started him on blood pressure meds and called two days later with the D results. Husband is critically low in D. Dr. said to take 2500 per day. Talked to a nutritionist who said 10,000 for the first six weeks. Husband is already feeling better with less aches and does not seem as irritable and crabby. Some say D deficiency is linked to high blood pressure. He goes back for a recheck in six weeks. Very interested to see what his D levels are at and if they feel he won't need the blood pressure meds long term. We live in Michigan where many reports indicate the population is quite D deficient!
cutethings on February 09, 2013:
Yes, of course I would try Vitamin D.
Coffeebreak9am on November 27, 2012:
Great Lens! I am so thank that you came to my lens to like it so I could do the same...I have learned so much about vitamin D. I do believe in vitamins, but did not know that this one did so much! I will be adding some daily. Thank you for a great lens and for stopping by!
ElizabethJeanAl on November 04, 2012:
I was surprised when the doctor tested me and found that I was extremely low on V. D. She said that the body cannot absorb the calcium without the D. Now I take both.
anonymous on October 26, 2012:
thankyou so much for this info i have been told i have a vitamin d defiency but my doctor just told me to buy some d3 and take them the pain is so tense i cry iv had it in my hands thumbs ,neck, arms hips and now it is in my lower back and flutters down my legs.i feel it is moving around my body im going back to my doctors today .
anonymous on October 03, 2012:
Absolutely superb lens, Ramona. Did you also know that in the case of death by Cancer Doctors almost always find a chronic lack of Vit D
TheGoGlobalBabe on September 13, 2012:
Thanks for the great information!
GeekGirl1 on July 30, 2012:
Thanks for the very informative lens. I am one of the people who's not aware how important Vitamin D is.
mrkensworld on June 18, 2012:
I have had great success with myself and helping others with Vitamin D It works thanks for the great lens..
Ramona (author) from Arkansas on November 13, 2011:
@anonymous: you are oh, so right! vitamin D is amazing and most people don't know it.
anonymous on November 13, 2011:
Thanks for providing this information, it still amazes me how many people think that vitamin D is not that important, Ive been taking the supplements for a long time now and feel much better, my mood has increased and energy has gone along with it! Keep spreading the word!
WayneDave LM on October 17, 2011:
Wow, I knew that vitamin D was important, but I didn't realise that it was important for the joints. Great lens, great information, very well done in my opinion. Thanks a lot for sharing this, very useful, information.
gypsyman27 lm on July 27, 2011:
Thanks for the advice, I'm going to give this a try. I have a few of the problems you've associated with vitamin D deficiency and maybe I can work them out by taking vitamin D supplements. Very useful and informative lens. See you around the galaxy...
whoisbid lm on July 01, 2011:
@anonymous: Hello Tipi. We meet again!.. I think you work harder than me although I am most likely in places on the web you don't know about but Squidoo is my favourite. Hubpages has a lot of judgemental people there but don't tell them I said that please!
whoisbid lm on July 01, 2011:
I agree! We all need more Vitamin D and also a lot more luving..
ElizabethJeanAl on April 03, 2011:
I started taking vitamin D last spring when my doctor told me my levels were really low. I noticed the difference right away. I'm faithful to them now.
Ramona (author) from Arkansas on March 10, 2011:
@anonymous: Thanks Tipi for the nice comment you left. Glad Vitamin D has helped you and your sister.
anonymous on March 09, 2011:
My sister started sending me Vitamin D because it helped her and I must say I don't have the pain I used to have. Thank goodness you found a solutions for your husband and he got so much relief so quickly. A true testimonial can't be beat!