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Does Vitamin D Thin Blood
Vitamin D3 is a fat: soluble vitamin and is best absorbed when eating fats & if you are not fat/obese. If you have a bleeding ulcer it does not thin the blood further, and possibly isn't even being absorbed if you are not eating, because of a bleeding ulcer.If a person is obese/fat, it gets sequestered or stored in the fat, and not absorbed either.It is not known to have that type of relationship to bleeding ulcers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: A high B12 means nothing. If you have a low B12, you need to asking, "Why is it low?" and "What do I do to correct the situation before I end up with permanent brain damage?" If you're a non-supplementing vegetarian, please re-examine your choices. If there is any possibility you have pernicious anemia or another absorption problem, get worked up and treated. ...Read more
Blood result showed that I was deficient of vitamin D. I scored half of what a normal level is.Type of vitamin D should I take and how much (IU) a day?
5-10,000 iu D3/day: With levels that low I advise you start by taking 10,000 iu of D3 a day for 2 months, then reduce to 5-8000 iu/day. At some point you should recheck your levels. Optimal levels are 50-80. It is best to take Vitamin K along with D and make sure you are getting Vit A as these vitamins work synergistically. Avoid D2, which is dangerous! See http://tinyurl.com/mkjempg & http://tinyurl.com/l49p4rg ...Read more
I had blood tests done found out i'm vitamin d defecient i'm not sure how bad it is i'm taking 2000iu a day is this enough?
Listen to your body: In canada one can not get sufficient vit d from sun from sept to april because of the slant of the sun. Tobacco, alcohol, stress, and lack of exercise lower vit d levels possibly through effects of free cadmium. In addition to taking supplemental vit d3 up to 10, 000 units a day with vit k2 100mcg a day it is a good idea to optimize health. ...Read more
Recent blood test vitamin d was 29.8 ng/ml. Ref range is 30-96. Have been as low as 20ng in the past. How much D3 should I take per day?
1000 IU: Your level, as you know, is almost in the normal range. If you increase the amount of vitamin d in your diet, you may achieve normal levels. Or, supplementing with 1000 iu/day should gradually increase your level into the normal range within a few weeks. There is very little risk with remaining on a small supplemental dose of 1000 iu/day. Getting a recheck in 3 months could be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: It is very common to see low vitamin d levels in people these days. We make vitamin d by exposure to the sun and many people do not get enough sun exposure or should not because of skin cancer risk. People with low vitamin d can be at risk for chronic pain and may even be at risk for certain cancers. Talk to your doctor about taking a d supplement. ...Read more
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