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

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 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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How do I know how much vitamin d and calcium can I take?

How do I know how much vitamin d and calcium can I take?

Get from Food & Sun: While supplements are important when we can't get proper nutrition or live in areas where sun exposure is difficult, eating fatty fishes such as mackeral, tuna, and herring, and getting out in the sun at least 1-2 hours a day will usallmy allow us to produce enough vitamin d not to require supplementation. Of couse, sun exposure is limitted by your medications or health conditions. Consult your md. ...Read more

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How much ccalcium, vitamin E and vitamin d-3 should I take daily?

How much ccalcium,  vitamin E and vitamin d-3 should I take daily?

It depends...: How much calcium depends on your diet ; type of calcium you take; with a healthy diet you may not need any (leafy greens are best source). 400 mg of calcium citrate can be as well-absorbed as 1200 mg of calcium carbonate. 400 iu of e is reasonable but only natural e with mixed tocopherols. 5000-8000 iu of d3 fall ; winter, maybe none spring ; summer if you get sun. Take 1000 mcg of k2 with d. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d supplement should I take each day?

How much vitamin d supplement should I take each day?

1000 units : If your level is borderline or low normal take 1000 units daily, if you do not get enough sun light. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take? In units plz?

How much vitamin d should I take? In units plz?

Varies: Routinely i recommend 2000 iu's / day people treating osteopenia and osteoporosis should take higher doses usually about 50, 000 iu's per week. ...Read more

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How much vitamin C should I take daily?

How much vitamin C should I take daily?

None: Eat oranged, tomatoes and lots of fruit. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d should I take during the winter?

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 more

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How many mg calcium and vitamin d, I should take if i can't take dairy?

How many mg calcium and vitamin d,  I should take if i can't take dairy?

Drink Almond Milk: Get the silk brand unsweetened almond milk at your local supermarket. Four glasses a day should be sufficient. Avoid pills for calcium as they are known to potentially cause problems. ...Read more

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How much calcium and vitamin d i need to take daily to treat osteopenia ?

How much calcium and vitamin d i need to take daily to treat osteopenia ?

600/1000: Calcium 600 mg twice daily and vitamin d 1000 iu / day. May need to adjust calcium dose based upon calcium levels although I am not sure i would do that for osteopenia. Don't forget regular weight bearing exercise. ...Read more

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How far apart should you take calcium and multi vitamin?

How far apart should you take calcium and multi vitamin?

Avoid calcium pills: First, your multi may contain calcium. Second, they can be taken together. Third, best to get your calcium from food instead of pills because pills can lead to calcification of arteries. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 29, should I take a supplement and how much per day?

My vitamin d level is 29, should I take a supplement and how much per day?

Probably not needed: The institute of medicine recently did a review of vitamin d needs. They concluded that we probably take more than we need. It is hard to tell from your number just what form of vit d was measured, and what the units are. If you are referring to vit d oh, measured in ng/ml, a level of 20 ng/ml is thought to be adequate. ...Read more

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What can you take and eat for vitamin d deficiency?

The best source of: Vitamin d3 is to be in the sun each day w/arms ; legs exposed. That doesn't work in the winter. Barring this, supplementing w/d3 capsules is good. Ask your doc to check your d3 level and go from there so you will know the dose to take. The majority of us folks are low, especially darker skinned people. Peace and good health. Fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, some meats are good food sources. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d and folic a while pregnant?

Ask your Ob: The main thing is to eat "god made" food and avoid the "man made" stuff. Your OB should provide you with the necessary vitamins. ...Read more

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