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How Much Vitamin D Supplement 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
1000 units : If your level is borderline or low normal take 1000 units daily, if you do not get enough sun light. ...Read more
It depends: This depends on sun exposure. In spring & summer if you get some mid-day sun without sunscreen you don't need to take any. Everyone should take d in fall & winter as the sun is not high enough for the rays that produce d to reach us. Most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day for optimal levels. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/ for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
51 iu or 51 nl/ml?: If your blood level is 51 ng/ml you have more than sufficient vitamin d and you don't need to supplement whatsoever. A recent analysis of many vitamin d studies showed that vitamin d supplementing almost never improves health unless you address why the vitamin d was low in the first place. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Recently we have realized how important vitamin d is and how many people are deficient. We require sunlight to "activate" the vitamin d we get in foods, some people don't get enough in food anyway. Check with your doctor, they can measure your vitamin d level. Most people can take 1000 iu daily with no risk of any potential toxicity so i recommend adding that amount daily to most of my patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: About 1000 iu/25# body wt per day should get the vit level checked aslo now and in ~3-4 mo go to vitamindcouncil.Org fro more very good info. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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