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A 23-year-old male asked:

Took 3000 iu vitamin d3 daily for a week, i recently had cheekbone implants made of rib cartilage. read that high d3 can cause bone loss. will taking that dose have resorbed some of the implants?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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No.: The amount and duration of vitamin D you've taken isn't enough to cause any long term, much less immediate, problems. Vitamin D toxicity can raise serum calcium levels primarily by resorbing bone. But cartilage is a non-bony fibrous tissue which isn't directly affected by vitamin D metabolism. While taking 3000 IU D3 supplement shouldn't cause you harm, there's no real benefit either.
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