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Recently blood tests show that i have a low vitamin d level. what can i do to boost that?

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Dr. Azen Jukic
Pathology 28 years experience
Sun and pills: Stay outside about 30 min per day, sun boosts vitamin d. Be careful, i an not recommending sunbathing, that can give you burns etc. Or take vitamin d pills, they are over the counter. Milk is also a good source.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Vitamin D3 & sun!: The best thing to take for low vit. D is vit. D but it's important to take the d3 form as the d2 form is dangerous! most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to attain optimal levels, but in spring & summer you can also get it by spending time in the mid-day sun without sunscreen. If you don't get much sun then take d3 year-round.It's best to take 5-10, 000 iu of vit a & 1mg of vit k too-they work together.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

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A 28-year-old member asked:

My vitamin d level is low. How long until normal?

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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depends...: On degree of deficiency and modality of treatment.

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