[quote]hit the gym wrote:
I take 2,000 and every 3-4 weeks I take a 10,000-15,000 dose[/quote]
Is it good to load up every few weeks/months? What’s your reasoning behind it? Sounds like a good idea.
If I could get tested every few weeks/months I’d definitely be tempted to take higher doses like morepain or zenomaly. But without knowing what your vitamin D levels are, you kinda have to guess the right dose. Although it’s hard to overdose experts say.[/quote]
I got the idea from a Harvard Study I read about battling Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD - Essentially shitty feelings that come up usually in Winter). See, I read the TNation article and I started taking 2,000 the next day. I had been doing that regularly. I tend to go through a lot of mood swings or ‘down’ times during the Winter. So I was doing some research on ways to avoid it, and in this study they had people take a big 20,000 IU Dose of Vitamin D and it more or less completely eliminated the symptoms of SAD for quite some time.
So I took that idea and thought that I could combine that with my current scheme and if it didn’t have an effect then no-harm, but if it did, it would be positive.
I can’t give you a solid scientific explaination for it, but this scheme has perked me up quite a bit. It seems that I’m usually feeling some Seasonal Downs just around the time I’m about to take a big dose. After the big dose, I get pretty positive and I can roll with it. If I made more money (I’m a broke University Student with a part-time job), I’d probably take 5,000 everyday, and 20,000 on a single day every four weeks or so… But I can’t haha.