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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Micronutrient Test: The best way to know if you need vitamins, minerals, etc. is to do a Micronutrient Test. Spectracell Lab in Texas has an excellent one. The results ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure what you: mean by K2 -- K2 is an illegal drug that is synthetic marijuana. Do you mean Potassium (K) or vitamin K? You don't need vitamin K unless you don't ea ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Both are safe : Both are safe however some people do not convert D2 to D3 , so be sure to have your vitamin D levels checked to make sure they are rising if you take ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Days but months to: see response. I have seem many do poorly on D2, including D3 concentrations going down. 20-25% of the population do not convert D2 to D3 well. Thus wo ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nothing,but change D: This is not harmful- you would need to take it daily for weeks to become toxic. But i advise you stop d2 & change to d3 (available at health food stor ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Chitsey
24 years experience Internal Medicine
You : You probably could for the calcium but should't need the extra vit d in it. If you take 2 extra strength Tums (calcium carbonate) that'll get you near ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Who prescribed?: It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who prescribed these. In general vitamin D3 is better than D2. You can safely take about 4000 units of vitam ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
This is appropriate: dosage for a vitamin d defficiency.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Mushrooms & Vit D: Foods are rich in d: fatty fish are mackerel, sardines and salmon; egg yolks; and d-fortified foods including milk and cereals. Mushrooms contain a c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Low levels?: You may want to ask the doctor who prescribed the vitamin, but i usually prescribe vit d when a patients blood levels are below the low end of the nor ... Read More

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