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A 50-year-old female asked:

Is 2000 iu of vitamin d3 sufficient for someone that does not go in the sun (protect skin) and does not eat much dairy. as i get older want to protect my bones?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Vitamin D3: I think an adult should take about 2000 units a day as long as serum calcium as well as vitamin D levels are periodically checked to ensure they are in good range. Some people require 6000 or more units a day to attain normal Vitamin D levels.
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