reply to post by MNnativeamer
Regarding vitamin D supplements, I think one of the dangers is that there hasn't actually been an upper limit advised that we know is true 100%.
People say 10,000IU is safe each day etc but what they don't realise is that when you take it, it is ready as D3, hence your body will keep storing
it. It is fat soluble.
I was taking 5,000IU capsules each day for about a year, at one point I woke up and simply had no feeling in my private parts. Embarrassing to share
Basically, I could not get an erection at all- it was just limp with no feeling.
I stopped taking the Vitamin D3 and about a week later I was back normal and having sex again.
I thought perhaps it was just coincidence so started taking the Vitamin D3 again about a month later and within 2-3 days, the exact thing happened
again. So it was almost certainly related to the vitamin D3. I'm not just talking being hard to keep an erection, I'm talking complete lack of
feeling, I wasn't even getting slightly hard in the mornings, which a big red flag IMO.
I guess my point is you can't trust what is actually in your product- it doesn't matter who says what, you simply do not know what goes into it, it
isn't FDA or government approved etc, you've got to be careful with fat soluble vitamin supplements. I would argue the same goes for vitamins with
Vitamin A, if you're getting 100% RDA from a capsule, and then eat Vitamin A rich foods, you're body is likely storing too much Vitamin A.
Going back to Vitamin D, when you go out in the sun, your body will produce as much D3 as it needs, you can't overdose on D3 from the sun, whereas
taking it as a capsule, your body has no say in how much D3 is being stored.
It is very difficult to actually work out how long the body stores D3- if you top up over the summer, nobody can give a definitive answer as to
whether that will last you through the winter etc. Through sheer evolution and having white skin to allow more D3 in, you would think if you get
enough sun in the summer then our bodies will be OK for the winter months with enough stored.
With the erection problem as a result of taking supplement form of Vitamin D3, I find actually going out in the sunshine has a positive effect on that
'area', so it's kind of strange a capsule would have this negative effect.
I've tried researching it and a few people have mentioned it, so I'm not the only case that it happened to. I doubt there's going to be an indepth
review into that from trusted sources, so Vitamin D3, despite all the wonder claims (and I have no doubt of the benefits of D3), that is one
supplement I have decided to leave alone.