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2024-06-07 08:23:39

The Risks of Taking 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D3

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I'd like to talk about the risks of taking 10,000 IUs of vitamin d 3 .

Sounds like a lot , 10,000 .

But is it really that much ?

Just so you know very briefly , IUs stand for international units .

Okay ?

So 10,000 international units of vitamin d is equivalent to not even 1 milligram , Not even a half a milligram .

It's actually 1 quarter of 1 milligram .

Point 25 milligrams , which is 250 micrograms .

Okay .

That's 10,000 international units of vitamin d 3 .

So is there a risk of taking that much ?

I think there's a bigger risk of not taking that much .

Let me explain .

I recently found some information that literally blew me away , and I think it's gonna blow you away too .

But first , let me just give you a little foundation of what we're talking about .

The great majority of us are deficient in vitamin d .

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Now , I guess the conflicting information is that the RDAs of vitamin d is between 600 to 800 international units .

Okay ?

And now we're talking about taking 10,000 ?

It sounds like a huge gap , but what you have to realize is that 600 to 800 IUs is based on old research relating to preventing osteoporosis bone loss .

It's not updated and correlated with all the new information related to the benefit of vitamin d for your immune system .

What's even more wild is that vitamin d is not really even a vitamin .

It's a hormone , and it acts very similar to cortisol as an anti inflammatory , but without the side effects .

Every cell in your body has receptors for vitamin d .

The functions of vitamin d are very , very vast .

But I want this video to focus mainly on why , you need as a maintenance dose 10,000 IUs .

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It really has to do with the barriers of absorption .

You have a lot of things that are stopping vitamin d from going into your body .

Right ?

You have , the sun , like people don't get enough sun or sun exposure to their skin .

They don't go outside as much .

And if they're going outside with a shirt on and just getting exposure to their face , you're not gonna even get close to the amount that you need .

And , also , it's almost impossible to get enough vitamin d from the foods that we eat .

Even if you eat fatty fish and cod liver oil and egg yolks , which are higher in vitamin d 3 , you're still not gonna reach the levels that you need .

Then you have people that are overweight .

The more fat , right beneath your skin , the harder it is for the sun to penetrate to create the vitamin d necessary .

Then we have metabolic syndrome .

Okay .

If you have diabetes or you have insulin resistance , vitamin d doesn't go in that well .

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The older you are , the skin becomes , thicker , and it's harder to get your vitamin d .

The more pigment you have , in other words , the darker your skin , the less vitamin d absorption you're gonna have .

And also the more problem you have with the gallbladder or the liver .

Let's say you have a fatty liver , the less absorption of vitamin d you're gonna have .

Because you need bile to help you absorb vitamin d from the food as well as from a supplement because it's a fat soluble vitamin .

And the more kidney problems you have , the less vitamin d you're gonna have as well .

So the way it works is you have these precursor or inactive , vitamin d compounds that have to be converted to the active form of vitamin d .

And they go through various steps , but there's a 2 primary steps .

1 through the liver , and one through the kidney to eventually get this active form of vitamin d 3 .

It then has to be absorbed in your receptors , and those receptors are called vitamin d receptors .

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And if you have an infection , like a viral infection , these viruses can trick your body by downgrading the receptors and preventing you from absorbing vitamin d 3 .

So that's another barrier .

If you're immune compromised or you have an immune system problem , the amount of vitamin d you're gonna need is gonna have to be a lot more to penetrate that resistance that the virus has strategically , created for you .

And when they do a blood test for vitamin d , they're not testing the active form of vitamin d .

They're testing the inactive form .

And the reason why is because if they tested the active form , there's a lot of problems with that .

Number 1 being that it has a very , short half life .

Like , I think it's , 4 to 6 hours compared to 2 to 3 weeks for the inactive vitamin d 3 .

And , also , the active form of vitamin d 3 is a 1000 times less than the inactive .

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So , apparently , you have a lot of inactive vitamin d sitting there waiting to be converted .

And , also , when you're deficient in the inactive version of vitamin d 3 , your body will then compensate and make more of the active vitamin d 3 .

So if you tested the active vitamin d 3 , and it shows up normal , it doesn't really give you a lot of information .

So this is why the inactive form is tested , but this next thing is gonna blow you away .

Okay ?

And this relates to your genes .

I've been recently involved in a lot of research in genetics looking at , what's called polymorphisms , which are alterations in certain genes that make you more susceptible to having problems with certain illnesses .

But there's 3 polymorphisms that are routinely tested when you do your DNA test that I need to talk about .

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Because , in the last , I would say , several months , I tested their DNA .

They're mainly friends and family members , and I wanted to just get experience , in this topic , and testing real people is a very good way to do that .

And check this out .

This is just related to vitamin d .

Out of the 21 people that I tested , 100% of them had at least one problem with vitamin d absorption .

In other words , they had at least one genetic issue with their vitamin d , which is another barrier that I don't think is really acknowledged or even known .

It could be the next 21 people I test don't have a problem with vitamin d , but with this small sample , there was 21 out of 21 people that had a problem .

Relating to vitamin d genes , in the first gene , it was called the , cyp2r1 .

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And out of all the 21 people tested , 90% of them had a problem with this gene , and 38% of that group had a major problem with that polymorphism or mutation .

And this gene is one of the 2 steps in the conversion from the inactive to the active and occurs in the liver .

So in other words , if you have a problem with this gene , you're gonna have a problem in converting the inactive form to the active form .

Now let's talk about the other two genes .

These other two genes were involved with transportation , like binding to a protein and transporting this vitamin d throughout your circulation .

And out of all 21 , in the first transporter gene , there was , like , 61% of the people that had a problem with that one .

And then with that second transporter , there was , like , 76% of the people that had a problem with that gene .

So a lot of people didn't have a problem just with one gene .

It was all three genes .

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So if we take this genetic alteration on top of all these other barriers , now we can see 10,000 IUs is not gonna be toxic at all .

In fact , it's gonna be necessary to penetrate some of these big barriers that people are up against .

That being said , how much vitamin d does create a toxicity effect ?

Well , that's still in debate , but , based on all the research that I looked at , it would take 100 of 1000 of international units of vitamin d for months before it created a toxic effect .

And that toxic effect is primarily hypercalcemia , and the risk of that problem is mainly kidney stones .

So just as a precautionary step , if you're drinking , 2 and a half liters of fluid a day , that decreases your risk big time of getting a kidney stone because you're gonna keep the urine diluted .

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And then on top of that , if you take some of the supporting nutrients that allows , vitamin d absorption as well as the function of it , and also factors that protect you against hypercalcemia , like vitamin k 2 , magnesium , b 6 , zinc , then that puts you even in a safer range .

And one last point about getting your blood tested with vitamin d , to date , there's still no , consensus , from the entire medical community on what those values should be .

By most doctors , is between a 150 to 200 nanograms per milliliter .

But , again , when they do a blood test , they're looking at the inactive vitamin d .

They're not looking at the active vitamin d , and they're also not looking at what happens , in the vitamin d receptor absorption into your cells .

We're not looking at that level .

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If you also have a genetic problem in the vitamin d receptor , or you have an infection , some virus that's downgrading that vitamin d receptor , or even you have an autoimmune disease that has this downgraded vitamin d receptor , you might need much , much higher levels of vitamin d 3 than 10,000 IUs .

Now I created another really interesting video on the toxicity effect , and I looked at more of the percentages based on all the research out there , of what could happen , what what cofactors you need to take .

If you haven't seen this video , you should check it out .

It's really interesting .

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