So true! My hubby is one of those folks who has to take mega doses of Vit D. Every day! And he is a sun lover!tamarque said:Taking Vit D3 supplements has become very common in the States as about 75% of Caucasians have been shown to be significantly deficient in this life promoting hormone. Yes, Vit D is really more a hormone than a vitamin. The rate for darker skinned people is even higher. And given the phobia that Big Pharma has created about the sun, the problem is pretty severe. Vit D is needed for about 2000 biochemical processes in the body so it really is a pretty critical nutrient.
As a word of caution, the form of supplement needs to be Vit D3 and not a synthetic which is what the big pharma corps make. And I would not worry about taking too much. That also has been a big hype from the pharma corps and is only true for their synthetic stuff which I would not touch.
I am one of the lucky ones. I do take Vit D, but more to keep the levels up than to get them up. I was once told I don't have anything in my blood other than what is supposed to be and the levels are just about perfect. When LDL and HDL are 62 and 64, who am I to complain!
So, I will keep eating as natural as possible, drink a lot of water and keep hiking!