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No and No
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ram,

There is no evidence that Vitamin D improves testosterone levels. There are a thousand reasons why you might have improved sexual function at home: decreased stress, you find the women more beautiful, unconscious desire to not be in the US, etc.

As far as calcium being RAISED when you take vitamin d, that is ONLY true if you OVERDOSE on vitamin d. Otherwise normal doses of vitamin d do NOT in any way raise your calcium levels.

I do not necessarily recommend taking calcium supplements AT ALL as most people in western countries get plenty of calcium. Vitamin D will improve absorption of calcium, so unless your diet is deficient in calcium, then you don't need extra calcium.

Magnesium is another story. Please read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see why I always recommend magnesium supplements with vitamin d.


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by: Ram

Thank you so much for such a quick response.

So my understanding is that 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day is not toxic and would not cause problems, correct? I am planning to take this amount for only 8 weeks.

I read your article about Vit D3 and Magnesium. However I cannot figure out what amount of Magnesium I should take per day. I have the Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil spray.

Dosage
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please see my page on Magnesium Dosage, but if you are using Transdermal Magnesium then there is no 'dose conversion' and you'll just have to get 'enough' magnesium to prevent from having any side effects or problems from taking the vitamin D.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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one more question
by: Ram

Thanks a bunch for your quick response Kerri. I looked around your site and read some articles. I am definitely going to check out the whole site. You seem to be a very knowledgeable person and I am happy to stumble upon this site.

Kerri I have one more question for you and hope you know some information regarding this. Over the past 2 years my Testosterone levels have been going down and Estradiol (E2) levels are going up. Last year my Testosterone level was very close to the lower end of the normal range while E2 had crossed the normal levels. I have no idea what it is right now and I am too afraid to check. So anyway here is my question:

1) Why is my Testosterone getting converted into Estradiol and how can I prevent this?

2) How can I improve my Testosterone levels?

Thanks!

Estrogenic Diet
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ram,

While I don't know for sure, western diets are full of foods and toxins that are 'estrogenic'. In fact, many toxins are well known to chemists as 'xenoestrogens', in other words, substances that mimic estrogens.

If you are unwittingly eating estrogenic foods and toxins, you could be creating an environment that increases estrogenic compounds at the expense of your testosterone.

I would recommend that you take a look at the book The Anti-Estrogenic Diet: How Estrogenic Foods and Chemicals Are Making You Fat and Sick to see if that might give you some insight into this problem.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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by: Ram

Ok Kerri, I will definitely check out that book.

Thank you for your kind and quick responses.

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