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Opioids Vitamin D Natural Way to Potentiate Opiates?

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According to a recent study, data suggested that levels of Vitamin D could play a large role in how effective pain medications work. http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic...7/opiates-work

I thought that this would be an interesting topic to discuss for three reasons A) While it wouldn't necessary classify as a potentiator, it could be an interesting ingredient to add if you like to potentiate your opiates. B) It is very cheap, you can get it by just being in sunlight. %) C) From personal experience, I have always noticed that opiates seem more enjoyable during the summer/ more uplifting and euphoric. While my experience is just subjective, this could serve as a good explanation and would be worth experimenting with.

Any thoughts? I'm thinking while if you already have healthy levels of vitamin D this really won't make a difference but if you are deficient that your opiates strength could be greatly diminished. I have also noticed opiates tend to make me more sleepy during the winter and it makes me wonder if vitamin d levels could play a role in how your opiates effect you... whether they make you more energetic and talkative or more sleepy and sedated. :D
 

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interesting.. i have heard someone in EADD (i am british) mooting the same about addicts and summers but gave the fact of it being warmer/easier veinal access as a possible reason (much higher % of i.v use and sun is rare here even in summer)



could well be possible though, my friend always seems to feel more stoned in direct sunlight - though he assumed this was blood-pressure related in some way. can vitamin D be acquired in any way other than sunlight?
 

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It does come in supplement form ranging widely. However, from what I have read sunlight is the best source of it but if you live somewhere where there is not a lot of sunlight there are supplements available. Just google Vitamin D sources. I think I'm going to experiment with this a little and see if I experience any real difference. If anyone else does the same feel free to post the results, even if they don't experience any difference.
 

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interesting.. i have heard someone in EADD (i am british) mooting the same about addicts and summers but gave the fact of it being warmer/easier veinal access as a possible reason (much higher % of i.v use and sun is rare here even in summer)



could well be possible though, my friend always seems to feel more stoned in direct sunlight - though he assumed this was blood-pressure related in some way. can vitamin D be acquired in any way other than sunlight?
I've never injected before personally but that would make sense.
 

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I take vitamin D daily and it really has negligible effects on my pain killers. I'm a chronic pain patient though, this might work better for people who aren't as tolerant to opioid narcotics as I am. But even for acute/infrequent users, I doubt there will be any significant change, and doubt it has any effect on actual serum levels of opioids in the bloodstream, and I haven't heard of any relevant studies.

By no means would I call vitamin D a "potentiator". Regardless its an extremely important vitamin/supplement that most people should consider adding to their daily dose. I take coconut oil, peppermint oil, omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins, vitamin D, milk thistle, and I might be forgetting something.
 

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I take vitamin D daily and it really has negligible effects on my pain killers. I'm a chronic pain patient though, this might work better for people who aren't as tolerant to opioid narcotics as I am. But even for acute/infrequent users, I doubt there will be any significant change, and doubt it has any effect on actual serum levels of opioids in the bloodstream, and I haven't heard of any relevant studies.

By no means would I call vitamin D a "potentiator". Regardless its an extremely important vitamin/supplement that most people should consider adding to their daily dose. I take coconut oil, peppermint oil, omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins, vitamin D, milk thistle, and I might be forgetting something.
^ I agreed that it wouldn't necessarily be a "potentiator." However, I wonder if Vitamin D might play some critical role in the mechanism of opiates. While we understand the way opiates act on a person to a certain extent, I'm sure we don't understand everything when it comes to the process. Perharps Vitamin D plays a critical role. I also heard of another study that found Vatamin D deficiencies being common in Sub patients. Sense the body releases more dopamine and other "happy" chemicals that is triggered by the presence of opiates perhaps it uses more vitamin D in the process as well sense vitamin D is actually a hormone.

I hope that makes sense. The study said that it found that the patients responded more to their pain killers but not necessarily that there was more opiates in their bloodstream.
 
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