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A 42-year-old member asked:

Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do I know how much vitamin d supplement should I take?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
1000 units?: If your blood vitamin d is normal and you are not overweight 1000 units daily should be enough.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How much vitamin d supplement should I take each day?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
1000 units : If your level is borderline or low normal take 1000 units daily, if you do not get enough sun light.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could i take a vitamin d supplement along side of a multiviamin?

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Dr. Lynne clark
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Absolutely: Most multivitamins do not have enough vitamin d so yes take an additional 1000-2000 iu daily.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What kind of vitamin d supplement should I take?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
600 IU dialy: The new recommended daily allowance (rda), as set in 2010, is based on age, as follows: for those 1-70 years of age, 600 iu daily; for those 71 years and older, 800 iu daily; and for pregnant and lactating women, 600 iu daily.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Should I take vitamin d supplement?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sure: There is a lot of good data coming out about the health benefits of vitamin d supplementation. As we spend less time out in the sun, especially in the winter months, our stores decrease. In addition, it is difficult to get a full days worth of vit. D in our diet. 1000-2000 iu daily should suffice.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
I agree with Dr. Cheng. Studies indicate that vitamin D is a major deficiency in the USA public, because lack of sunshine on our skin, use of sunblockers etc. Some people require a much higher dose of Vitamin D.Best to have a blood test and take enough vitamin D-3 to stay in optimal range of 50-80.Children and adults all shoul get enough vitamin D-3 to stay healthy.
Dec 4, 2011

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