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I am to take 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (my level is 26.7) once a week. Could I take one capsule every other week and still benefit?

I am to take 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (my level is 26.7) once a week. Could I take one capsule every other week and still benefit?

Yes: With that level, you will still get the benefit, but it will take your vitamin d storage a little longer to build up. Vitamin d is fat soluble, which means that our body will continue to store it. Levels can easily be assessed with blood testing. ...Read more

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I was told to either take 50, 000 IU of Vitamin D once a week or 10, 000 IU daily for a week. Which option is best? Should I split daily dosages?

I was told to either take 50, 000 IU of Vitamin D once a week or 10, 000 IU daily for a week. Which option is best? Should I split daily dosages?

Vit D: Take Vitamin D3. It is superior to D2. Take 5000 iu of D3 daily. 10000 iu is too much. Take 5000 iu daily for one week. Then drop to 2000 iu daily. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (13.2 was my level) to take weekly is this a normal dose and what side effects should I be worried about?

My dr prescribed 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (13.2 was my level) to take weekly is this a normal dose and what side effects should I be worried about?

Stop D2, Take D3: The 50, 000 iu form of D is vitamin D2.Research shows D2 increases mortality by 2% whereas Vit D3 reduces mortality by 6%.I advise stop dangerous D2 and take D3- most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels-best to take with vits A/K. See http://tinyurl. Com/6qgpd24
and http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer
I'd hope any Dr. Who knew this would not prescribe D2 so please share this with your Dr. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 2000 iu of vitamin d safe to take a day?

Need help. Is 2000 iu of vitamin d safe to take a day?

Probably: The main thing is that your levels are being monitored and that you are followed by a physician to make adjustments as needed. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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I take 50000 iu of vitamin D once weekly. My D level is 26. Neuro suggested to take 1000 daily before that. Can I take the 1000 daily too?

I take 50000 iu of vitamin D once weekly. My D level is 26. Neuro suggested to take 1000 daily before that. Can I take the 1000 daily too?

Higher appropriate: You can expect at least 3 to 6 months of treatment before you can raise your serum levels to a healthy normal. The amount of oral vitamin D3 needed to correct deficiency depends primarily on your adipose tissue mass. The morbidly obese require 3 times the usual dose, 30, 000 iu/day, Many experts now recommend aiming for mid to higher nl range. You may require 2, 000 iu/day just to remain normal. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many iu of vitamin d should I take if have deficiency?

Since is fat soluble: Alot! I fequently start people who are seriously deficient on prescription d2 at 50, 000iu (50k), twice weekly and then once monthly. Since it is fat soluble. Individuals with more body fat because of size or obesity take longer to replete. I recommend that everyone take at least 2000iu of d3 per day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 50000 iu of vitamin d once a week while taking diltiazem xt 120mg?

Is it safe to take 50000 iu of vitamin d once a week while taking diltiazem xt 120mg?

Yes: There should be no problem with taking vitamin d and Diltiazem but 50000 units vitamin d seems an unnecessary dose unless you have trouble absorbing vitamin d or were recently deficient. ...Read more

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I take 4000 iu of vitamin d a day, will I run the risk of hypercalcemia by doing this?

I take 4000 iu of vitamin d a day, will I run the risk of hypercalcemia by doing this?

Probably not, but: Probably not. Generally 2, 000 units of vitamin d3 is adequate to keep levels normal. 4, 000 isn't generally needed, except every other day. ...Read more

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How long it will take my Vitamin D levels to raise from 19 to healthy level if I took 4000 Iu of Vitamin D daily? Is 4000 adequate dose to supplement?

How long it will take my Vitamin D levels to raise from 19 to healthy level if I took 4000 Iu of Vitamin D daily? Is 4000 adequate dose to supplement?

Yes: 4000 units of vitamin D3/day is sufficient. It may take about three months for your stores of vitamin D to be replenished and the blood level to be at or above 30. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day. Will this hurt my Liver?

I have hepatitis C also low vitamin d I take 2000 iu of vitamin d a day. Will this hurt my Liver?

Will help liver: Adequate Vitamin D is essential for good immune function so taking Vit D can only help your liver. However. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of 50-80. though this time of year good sun exposure can give you enough D as well. See http://bit. Ly/166DLiq &
http://bit. Ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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I already take 3700 iu of vitamin d, why does it keep showing up that I am deficient? My thyroid and kidneys are fine.

I already take 3700 iu of vitamin d, why does it keep showing up that I am deficient? My thyroid and kidneys are fine.

Not enough D: It sounds like you are taking enough vitamin d to maintain healthy levels, but not enough to raise deficient levels into the healthy range. You may need to take very high doses of vitamin d for 3 months or more to get your levels into a healthy range. Other possibilities might include poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin d, or taking steroids. Work w/ your doc on this. ...Read more

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Take 1 capsule twice "daily" 50, 000 iu caps of vitamin d. Does that sound correct?

Take 1 capsule twice "daily" 50, 000 iu caps of vitamin d. Does that sound correct?

Too much/wrong kind!: Not only is this a dangerously high dose but it is the wrong kind of d to take! The 50, 000 unit dose of vit d is the prescription form, vitamin d2. Research has shown this type may do more harm than good! I advise that most adults take vitamin d3, 5000 units/day to achieve optimal levels. See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more

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I just took my 1st Vitamin D 50, 000 unit capsule due to testing at only 5L. How long will it take to notice the effects of the weekly pills?

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I just took my 1st Vitamin D 50, 000 unit capsule due to testing at only 5L. How long will it take to notice the effects of the weekly pills?

Variable: With the mult probs you have (sleep apnea, HTN & asthma) some ex's may from those. That said I am a very big advocate of vit D and find that most pts with levels as low as yours notice a benefit very quickly. Some in just days and some in a few weeks. Your level is very low, do not be surprised if the increased level/energy makes you feel a little jittery at first. You will quickly feel better. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50, 000 iu vitamin d monthly for osteomalacia. I also have osteoperosis and diabetes. Should I also take vit D3 daily? If so how much?

Stop D2, Take D3: The 50, 000 iu form of d is vitamin d2. I don't know why doctors prescribe this as research shows it increases mortality by 2% whereas vit d3 reduces mortality by 6%.I advise stopping dangerous d2 & taking d3- most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels-best to take with vits a&k.See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more

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Prescribed 50, 000 iu a week of Vitamin D for sever deficiency measure of 8, should I take 10, 000 daily or 50, 000 on a specific day (i.e. Wednesday)?

Prescribed 50, 000 iu a week of Vitamin D for sever deficiency measure of 8, should I take 10, 000 daily or 50, 000 on a specific day (i.e. Wednesday)?

Vitamin D: A dose of 50, 000 is the correct way to increase your blood level of vitamin D when taken once a week. 4 weeks later have your vitamin D level checked again and if it is within normal range you can revert to 2000 units daily. If the vitamin D level is still low after 4 weeks of 50, 000 you should continue that dose for another 4 weeks but that does not happen often. ...Read more

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Can I take my vitamin D 2000 iu without food?

Can I take my vitamin D 2000 iu without food?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is fat soluble and is absorbed better when taken with food ...Read more

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How come I have vitamin d defidiency if I take 1000 iu a day?

1000IU not that much: Formula is ~ 1000 iu vitd / 25# body wt per day
so a 100 pound person would take 4000 iu/day
? What was your vit level

i consider vit d to be ok when it is > 50. ...Read more

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What happens if vitamin d is 51 iu how much vitamin d should I take?

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

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My vitamin d is 44nmol/l inssuficiency. Normal is over 50. whatdose of vitamin d shall I take to bring it normal?

My vitamin d is 44nmol/l inssuficiency. Normal is over 50. whatdose of vitamin d shall I take to bring it normal?

Depends: This is a highly debated topic. Usual lab reference normals are 30-50. Some argue this is too low, and say 50-80 should be normal. Measuring your levels twice a year isn't unreasonable especially if your taking higher levels. For a standard adult dosing higher than 2, 000 units a day may be necessary. Doing so under medical guidance should be considered. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d a day? My capsules say 400 iu. But many sorces are saying 4000-8000 a day! So I need to take ten of these a day?

How much vitamin d a day? My capsules say 400 iu. But many sorces are saying 4000-8000 a day! So I need to take ten of these a day?

Check other sources: First you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. Then, depending on your current vitamin d level and medical situation, take vitamin d accordingly. There are vitamin d tablets with 5, 000 iu. Check this video I made about vitamin d: http://otwithmd. Com/vitamin-d/. ...Read more

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How long does it take to raise vitamin d levels once supplementation begins (4, 000 iu/day). Current level is 17. Thanks.

How long does it take to raise vitamin d levels once supplementation begins (4, 000 iu/day). Current level is 17. Thanks.

Up to 3 mos: Vitamin d is fat soluble and can take up to three months to reach a new equilibrium, although the level may start to increase after a much shorter time. ...Read more

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I take 50, 000 IUs of Vitamin D once a week. Will taking a daily multi-vitamin cause me to be taking in too much Vitamin D?

Hardly...: Ur multi likely has 400iu - less than 1% of 50, 000iu. It won't matter. What's more important to know is that if ur an average size the 50, 000 weekly will only get u a level in the 30s. to get closer to a level of 50 u will need at least 5000 iu a day. Daily doses yield higher levels with less total dose. ...Read more

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Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10, 000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l. should I take supplement always?! or stop¡

Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10, 000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l. should I take supplement always?! or stop¡

Depends on sun exp.: 156 nmol/l = 62 ng/ml which is just where you want it (optimal levels are 50-80). But if you stop the levels will likely decline, so it seems wise to continue 10, 000 iu/day. The only other way to get significant amounts of D is via exposure to mid-day sun without use of sun screen. If you don't get sun, then it is wise to continue supplementation.
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How long does it take for the body to get rid of the excess vitamin "d" that was taken for four and one half years at 50, 000 units per day?

How long does it take for the body to get rid of the excess vitamin "d" that was taken for four and one half years at 50, 000 units per day?

Why: Were you taking it? The solution is to get the blood level checked. It should be somewhere between 60 and 80. It may well be that you have achieved an ideal level. Vitamin d is really a hormone that is made by the action of sunlight on the skin. Oral intake was never intended by god and it is very poorly absorbed. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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