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Can taking too much of a vitamin d supplement make you fat?

Can taking too much of a vitamin d supplement make you fat?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D supplements should not add much to your weight. They are not high in calories or fat. A good vitamin D supplement is 800 units a day or so, except in special cases, when a higher amount may be needed. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d do you need to take if you're vitamin d deficient?

How much vitamin d do you need to take if you're vitamin d deficient?

2000-5000 units: Make sure you get a level pre and post supplementation after 3 months. Aim for a level of 50-70 for optimal health. ...Read more

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Low vitamin D how much to take??

Low vitamin D how much to take??

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 more

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How much vitamin d should I take with calcium?

How much vitamin d should I take with calcium?

5000-10000: You should measure your vitamin d in blood, and monitor every 3 months while your taking 5000 to 10, 000 units daily. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on b vitamins? How much would be too much?

Can you overdose on b vitamins? How much would be too much?

Prob not: Water soluable vitamin so what this means is that it doesn't get stored in your tissues. What your body can't metabolize it gets rid of through gut or kidneys when taken orally. Even if number on lab test shows "high" this does not constitute danger or overdose. Doctors sometimes give injections of b vitamins and this is different story because very high doses goes right into circulation. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d do I need as a woman?

How much vitamin d do I need as a woman?

2000-5000 units : Get a level pre and post supplementation. An optimal level is 50-70. ...Read more

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Can you take too many vitamins?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can you take too many vitamins?

Yes you can: When you take liposoluble a, d, e the y don't pass in urine and remain as a build up in the body. It is not common to overdose on vitamins, but possible if taken in an supper large doses. Check with your pcp for the maximum dosage. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d increase testosterone, if so how much do I need to take?

Can vitamin d increase testosterone, if so how much do I need to take?

Deficiency States: If your vitamin d levels are low, then it should be treated with vitamin d if your testosterone levels are low, then it should be treated with testosterone. I can't think of any protocols that call for the reciprocal use of vitamin d for testoserone deficiencies and vice versa. In either case, the deficiency state must be confirmed by lab analysis. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d do you need per day?|

How much vitamin d do you need per day?|

1-2 grams: It appears that most publications recommend a daily amount of 1-2 grams a day. You may need more depending on age, bone mass and amount of dietary vitamin d and sunshine your get. Talk to your pcp about this. You may need more, you may not need any. My dose seem mostly accepted. ...Read more

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Can you take too many b vitamins?

Can you take too many b vitamins?

Yes: In some cases, too much b6 and Folic Acid can be toxic. Generally no problems if under 25 mg b6 and 800 mg Folic Acid per day. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take?

How much vitamin d should I take?

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 more

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Can too much vitamin d cause headaches?

Can too much vitamin d cause headaches?

Yes: too much vitamin D can cause headaches. The term is called pseudotumor cerebri and it can occur from too much vitamin A, D, Tetracycline. Stopping the vitamin D should reverse the headaches. ...Read more

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Can u take too much vitiman b?

Can u take too much vitiman b?

Yes & No: B vitamins are water soluble so it's pretty difficult to take too much - at least w/most reputable vitamins as you'll just urinate any excess that you don't need. However, that's not to say they can't cause side effects. Vitamin b3 (niacin) goes thru your liver 1st and can cause some issues before it's excreted. Check out www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com for more info & drug interactions. ...Read more

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Vitamin d how much to take every day?

Vitamin d how much to take every day?

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

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How much vitamin d should I be taking and why?

How much vitamin d should I be taking and why?

Depends: How much vitamin d a person takes is dependent on their vitamin d level on routine blood testing. If not deficient, vitamin d does not need to taken. If deficient, i recommend 1000 units daily. This is in the form of vitamin d3. In addition, one also needs 10-15 minutes of sunlight to make the inactive form found in pills into an active form issuable to the human body. ...Read more

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Can you take too much of a particular vitamin?

Can you take too much of a particular vitamin?

Yes: Fat soluble vitamins like a, e, d and k can accumulate and become toxic. Get educated about vitamins or consult with a competent nutritionist. ...Read more

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Help, how much calcium and vitamin d is too much?

Help, how much calcium and vitamin d is too much?

That exceeding norm : Any amount of vitamin d supplementation that causes your vitamin d level to exceed optimal is too high. Know your numbers. Have your vitamin d level checked. 30-100 is normal. Vitamin d and calcium are neccessay for strong bones. In excess, calcium increases your risk for a cardiovasular or heart event, and vitamin d excess can cause fractures. ...Read more

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How much Vitamin D I should take to raise my Vitamin D from 19 to a healthy level? How long I need to supplement?

5000IU daily: at a minimum. Many physicians including myself would treat level of 19 with 50,000 units twice weekly for 2 months, followed by 5000 units daily indefinitely. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can you raise vitamin d level really need advice?

How can you raise vitamin d level really need advice?

Sun exposure: Sun exposure, good diet and supplements if needed. Watch this video to learn a little more. http://otwithmd.com/vitamin-d/. ...Read more

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