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I just wanted to know can adult take too much vitamin d? What are the consequences

I just wanted to know can adult take too much vitamin d? What are the consequences

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

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How do I know how much vitamin d is too much?

How do I know how much vitamin d is too much?

More than 5000iu/day: I believe everyone should take at least 2000iu of d3 per day. It is not true that 15 min of sun will give us all we need. But is true that higher levels in the body are cancer and heart disease protective, apart from bone health! ...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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Hi docs! wondering what amount of vitamin d is too much?

Hi docs! wondering what amount of vitamin d is too much?

No simple answer : For most people 1000-1500 units of vitamin d is sufficient to keep your vitamin d level in the normal range. People with a low level of 25-hydroxyvitamin d (. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of too much vitamin d?

Nausea, fatigue.: Too much vitamin D may cause high blood calcium which could result in nausea, constipation, fatigue, depression, and excessive urintaion. ...Read more

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Taking 2000iu /day vitamin d is it too much ?

Taking 2000iu /day  vitamin d is it too much ?

No, that's typical: Adults typically can take 1000 to 4000 units a day of vitamin d, so 2000iu per day sounds fine. If blood levels are still low, one can take more. Of course, if levels are high, then one should take less. Only certain people need to have levels checked. ...Read more

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Hi is a daily dose of 14, 000 iu vitamin d too much?

Hi is a daily dose of 14, 000 iu vitamin d too much?

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 more

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Is 50000 units of vitamin d too much to take if my level is 24?

Is 50000 units of vitamin d too much to take if my level is 24?

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

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I have been prescribed 50000 unit of vitamin d to take twice a week. Is that too much?

I have been prescribed 50000 unit of vitamin d to take twice a week. Is that too much?

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 more

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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 more

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