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could i have more than the daily recommended amount of vitamin d?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not only can,should!: The recommended daily amount of vit d is insufficient for most people. Most adults need to take 5-8, 000 iu/day during the winter months to achieve optimal levels. It is considered safe to take 10, 000 iu/day and generally one must take 40, 000 iu/day to become toxic. In summer you can get enough d from being in the mid-day sun without protection, but taking d is not harmful. See comment:.
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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May 27, 2013

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A 52-year-old female asked:

I have a 27 value for vitamin d. I take 10, 000units dry D3 daily. Dr.Will have me do 50, 000 units on 2 mondays. What kind of doctor should I see?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Primary care: You could see an endocrinologist, but your vitamin d level was only slightly low, so i think your primary doctor can handle this.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

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Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 32 years experience
A Lot!: Vitamin d is best produced in the skin with sunlight! when we live in climates such as areas in canada and we can't get adequate sun exposure and we are at risk of vitamin d deficiency. We have supplements, but our milk and juices have also been fortified with vita d. Vita d is necessary for strong bones. Eating fatty fishes such as mackeral, sardines and tuna also help prevent vita d deficiency.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How do I know how much vitamin d should I be taking daily?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
?: About 1000 iu/25# body wt per day should get the vit level checked aslo now and in ~3-4 mo go to vitamindcouncil.Org fro more very good info.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What's the daily recommended value of vitamin d?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
400iu of D3!: This is too little. Most nutrition specialist recommend 2000iu/day.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

Vitamin d level is 16.6 nmol/l. What is the significance of this? What can cause it and what are the effects? How much vitamin d should I take daily?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
See below:: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/weakness, headaches, poor immune function, depression, increases risk of heart disease/cancer. We can get enough d from sun in spring ; summer but unless you live in the deep south all adults need to supplement in fall ; winter. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day ; a ; k-avoid d2! see http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/166dliq.

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