A 67-year-old female asked:
I have low levels of vitamin d (8ng)/ i don't have any chronic disease. can i take 10.000 of vitamin d daily?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PROBABLY A BIT MUCH: For a daily dose
d3- 1, 000-3, ooo units daily should suffice
or prescription vitamin d, 50, 000 units once a week
there is such a thing as poisoning and toxic side effects from vitamin d excess, so please do not go along on this ride. Consult your physician for proper dosing and monitoring of your levels.
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