I asked Kathryn Grace, who happens to be a legitimate, practicing P.A. if
i could post her perspectives here in order to give some reinforcement to an earlier blog post pertaining to Vitamin D. She consented. These comments were originally posted in a social media group of the Applied Aromatics Institute.
Vitamin D IS A BIG DEAL in the human body. Great article
! A couple of things I have learned over the years. Vitamin D is actually a fat soluble hormone and involved in over 80, (and counting,) metabolic cascades in the Human Body. Vitamin D2 is not as easily metabolized as Vitamin D3 in the human body. D2 is what most western medical providers prescribe for deficiency, in the form of a prescription, of 35-50k IUs, one time a week. It is hard on a lot of people who complain of bone pain, digestive and energy issues. 8k IUs of Viamin D3, over the counter capsules, (not the white, chalky tablets,) is 56K IUs in the same week. F/u blood levels show markedly different, (better,) improvement in the D levels from 50k of Vit D2 in 2-3 month lab draws. Without the side effects. And cost considerably less, unless insurance pays for it. Makes sense to me to give a steady level across the board then by bombarding the body with mega doses 1x a week that is often poorly tolerated and poorly utilized. I don't prescribe Vit D2 at all. Yes, it is a very big thing, that most western medicine providers don't do much about, or even draw the levels.