A 23-year-old female asked:
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i'm 23 years old. currently taking vitamin d3 (1000ui), vitamin b complex, and panax ginseng. what's the ailu dosage of vit d3? i don't get much sun.

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Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamin D level: Knowing your vitamin d level would be helpful. If you are deficient (and depending how deficient), you will need supplementation so that you can get your level back to normal. If your vitamin d level is normal, then you may want a maintenance dose. D3 is cholecalciferol, a standard form that is taken orally. D2 is ergocalciferol, if taken is in a large 50k international unit (iu) dose once weekly.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
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