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Can You Take Too Much Vitamin D
VitamnD: Yes you can take too much vitamin D. If your baseline vitamin D is low you would probably be started on 50,000 units a week for a month or two. If your baseline vitamin D is OK you only need 1000 or 2000 units a day. This is available over the counter without a prescription ands is not expensive. ...Read more
Is it possible to take too much vitamin d while pregnant? I've been told to take 10000 iu a day. I am 36 weeks and have taken this amount since 34
10,000 not too much: Yes, it is possible to take too much vit. D, but 10, 000 iu/day is a safe dose. Toxicity has never been documented with doses under 40, 000 units/day. It often takes doses of 10, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal blood levels. Taking vit. D during pregnancy reduces chances of preterm labor, preeclampsia & diabetes. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk. ...Read more
Depends: If you have had your Vit D level tested, your doctor has probably given you some recommendations based on that. Encourage him to write prescription strength if your insurance pays for i (sometimes prescription strength, if generic, can be cheaper than over the counter too, even if you don't have insurance). Your Doc's advice is best. Too much/too little is not good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2000-5000 units: I recommend 2000-5000units daily. It is best to check your levels by a lab draw. Normal range is a level between 30-100 but i feel most patients feel better around 50-70 range. Get your baseline level, supplement for 3 months and then re check your level to be sure you are getting enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It varies by age from about 200 international units (0.005 mg) to 600 iu per day, but that may be too low if you are not exposed to the sun much. More recent suggestions are 600 iu up to age 70, 800 after. Your doctor can check your blood level to see if you are low (which is a common condition) or not. ...Read more
It depends: The institute of medicine sets recommended dietary allowance(rda) at 600 iu for people ages 1-70 with safe upper limits for daily intake ages 9 & above at 4, 000iu. Many people take doses much higher than this if their levels are low but should do so under the supervision of their physician. If levels are normal 1, 000 iu is a good maintenance dose for adults. Vit d3 is better absorbed than d2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5-8000 iu/day: Most adults need to take 5-8000 iu of vit d3 a day in fall and winter months to achieve optimal vit d levels of 50-80. It is important to make sure you are getting adequate vit a ; k as well (this can be done through diet or supps). Ideally get your blood levels checked to fine-tune your levels. See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/166dliq ; http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0 ; http://bit.Ly/1d6mkhq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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