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How Much Vitamin D Is Too Much For Adults
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
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
Yes: Go to your doctor to figure out your daily dose requirements. The daily maintenance dose of vitamin d ranges from 600 to 2000 iu of vitamin d daily. Lab tests can show serum levels to guide how much you should be supplementing. Note 14, 000 iu will lead to toxic levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Low Vit D: You could take 50, 000 iu/day for a month then recheck vit d level. If it's between 40-60, then start taking 5-10, 000 iu per day. ...Read more
Possibly too much.: Taking 50, 000 units of vitamin d twice a week would be appropriate if your vitamin d serum level (25ohd) is very low or undetectable. After several weeks the serum 25ohd should be checked and if normal a lower daily dose such as 1-2000 units daily would be appropriate for chronic use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could it be possible to take too much of a vitamin..And would that make you ill, particularly vitamin d?
Yes.: Vitamin d toxicity is rare, but possible, and dangerous - because it raises your serum calcium to hazardous levels. What exactly constitutes a toxic dose of vitamin d has yet to be determined, and it may vary with the individual. Published cases of toxicity, for which serum levels and dose are known, all involve intake of ? 40000 iu (1000 mcg) per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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