Low level Vitamin D3 and Progesterone
(Kona, Hawaii, USA)
Aloha Wray, I stumbled upon your website in my research of vitamin D deficiency and low levels of progesterone. I'm 56 years old and haven't gone through menopause. I've never experienced symptoms several of my friends are experiencing as they are going through menopause such as hot flashes, thinning or loss of hair, facial hair, night sweats and so on. I recently had my blood work done and tested low levels of Vitamin D which I found strange because I live in Hawaii and get good sun exposure and also take 5,000 iu's of D3 each day. My Dr. told me to double my dosage to 10,000 iu's. However as I went through my other tests I noticed a lower level of progesterone (not noticed by my regular MD). I had asked him what do I need to absorb my Vit. D3 supplement better? No response. In my research I found vitamin D3 needs magnesium for absorption. My magnesium levels are excellent. I'd like to hear your opinion on this information.