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How Much Vitmin D Should We 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
1000 units : If your level is borderline or low normal take 1000 units daily, if you do not get enough sun light. ...Read more
Depends: It varies by age from about 200 international units (0.005 mg) to 600 iu per day, but that may be too low if you are not exposed to the sun much. More recent suggestions are 600 iu up to age 70, 800 after. Your doctor can check your blood level to see if you are low (which is a common condition) or not. ...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
If not deficient...: I recommend between 2000iu of d3 to 5000iu of d3 per day. I take 5000iu! however, with serious deficiency you may need 50k iu of prescription d2 twice weekly for sometime. ...Read more
?: 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
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
1-2 grams: It appears that most publications recommend a daily amount of 1-2 grams a day. You may need more depending on age, bone mass and amount of dietary vitamin d and sunshine your get. Talk to your pcp about this. You may need more, you may not need any. My dose seem mostly accepted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Deficiency States: If your vitamin d levels are low, then it should be treated with vitamin d if your testosterone levels are low, then it should be treated with testosterone. I can't think of any protocols that call for the reciprocal use of vitamin d for testoserone deficiencies and vice versa. In either case, the deficiency state must be confirmed by lab analysis. ...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
65 mg -90 milligrams: For most people, a large orange, 1 cup (about 165 grams) of sliced strawberries, chopped red pepper or broccoli provide enough vitamin c for the day. Any extra vitamin c will simply be flushed out of your body in your urine. For adults, the recommended dietary reference intake for vitamin c is 65 to 90 milligrams (mg) a day, and the upper limit is 2, 000 mg a day. ...Read more
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
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