i live in new england and work indoors. i have been tested and was found low, even after supplementing at 5000 ius per day for 3 months prior to the test. 3 months more of taking 10,000 ius per day and i am still low. improved, but not yet within a safe range.
imho, gov't recs are way too low for most people, most of whom are deficient. then again, i've pretty much stopped paying any attention to gov't rec's for health and wellness.
the addition of supplemental d coincides with other more primal fine-tuning of my diet and i do feel much MUCH better than i did last year at this time. is it strictly from the d? probably not, but it's been a piece of the solution so i see no reason to dismiss it.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway