I would need your precious advice on Vitamin D3 supplements. A blood test I had before last summer showed that I had Vit 3D deficiency. I repeated the blood test when I was in Italy beginning of August, which confirmed the previous results. The doctor there said that, as I am still quite young, sunbathing and eating fresh fruit would be good enough to normalise "values". Apparently he was right, as I repeated a blood test in September here in the UK and Vit D3 levels were fine. However, I haven't seen much sun in the last few months (here again another foreigner complaining about British weather...lol! :-)....so I was wondering whether it's ok to take Vit D3 supplements without a GP's prescription (considering that no GP had prescribed this even when my blood test showed a deficiency of this vitamin).
It seems that supplements can be purchased also online: but which "dosage" is more appropriate for me? I guess the highest dosage is to be avoided? I have copied and paste examples of dosage from the brand SunVit, as follows:
SunVit-D3® 1,000IU (25mcg) Tablets
SunVit-D3® 20,000IU (500mcg) Tablets
SunVit-D3® 5,000IU (125mcg) Tablets
SunVit-D3® 2,000IU (50mcg) Tablets
SunVit-D3® 50,000IU (1250mcg) Tablets
SunVit-D3® 10,000IU (250mcg) Tablets
I am hoping that taking VitD3 supplements will help with fatigue and occasional sense of apathy...at least until we start seeing sunny days a bit more often!
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions soon!