So I have been coming in low on vitamin D for a while now. The only time I ever got it up and into a decent range was on 5000iu a day, which was also recommended to me by Physio.
My Vit D is always in the 30-32 range (30-140). The 500iu I have been taking daily has done nothing for me in terms of bringing up my labs.
Started yesterday 3/14/19 taking 5000 IU a day.
You guys know my past with supplements, so I have been hesitant, because I don’t want to crash E2 again.
This is what got me into gear: I found several studies that correlated low vitamin D with BPH and Prostate cancer. If you guys remember I had an issue with my prostate not too long ago (probably because my e2 was a little high) But wait, theres more…
Vitamin D has been shown to regulate, and lower high E2 levels (in women).
HOWEVER, I did find a study (which kinda went over my head) BUT it said that vitamin D is responsible for stopping prostate cells from creating E2. ( it was way more scientific, but that’s what it said)
My E2 is slightly high right now at 46, still feeling DAMN good though, just minor issues, mostly transient.
I am hoping that by bringing my Vitamin D into normal range, I can slightly modify my e2 into a more favorable range (again, not hoping for much here, just a little nudge, IF that’s what is needed).
I think these issues might be related for me, (higher e2, having slight prostate enlargement) and If Vitamin D does what these studies say, hopefully it will get me more in balance with everything.
I would consider myself zeroed at this point. I feel fantastic, I have no URGENT issues, besides the slightly elevated e2, which I will either manage through the Vitamin D, (or boron in future) or a SLIGHT lowering of my dose, which I don’t want to do. As I am writing this, those symptoms have mostly faded anyway, But then again, it is shot day, so my e2 is probably the lowest it will be right now.
I am checking my e2 in 2 weeks to see if there is any negative change (just to be careful, you guys know my history) and then again in about 1.5 months to check Vit D and E2.
@NH_Watts @charlie12 @systemlord @physioLojik and anyone else.