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My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50, 000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50, 000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

Depends: This depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7, 000 IU per day. If you are taking 50, 000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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Everything little thing bothers me can that be cause by low vitamin D & pottasuim levels I have that.?

Everything little thing bothers me can that be cause by low vitamin D & pottasuim levels I have that.?

Hmm: Definitely get those levels checked and supplemented but if you are still irritable several things can cause that. Stressors at home, work, anxiety, menstrual disorders can also contribute. I would recommend seeing your doctor for a full check up. Good luck ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is 18. Can vitamin d levels decrease all of the sudden? Or is a deficiency more of a gradual thing that took several months/years?

My vitamin d level is 18. Can vitamin d levels decrease all of the sudden? Or is a deficiency more of a gradual thing that took several months/years?

It usually takes: Weeks to months and is more common after the winter due to decreased sunlight exposure. Luckily, replacement is inexpensive and safe. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I have frequents headaches, I went to the eye doctor since I'm almost blind to find out if my eyes where the cause and twice the answer was no. My regular docor did blood test on me and the inly thing that came up inrregular was Vitamin D defficiency whic

I have frequents headaches, I went to the eye doctor since I'm almost blind to find out if my eyes where the cause and twice the answer was no. My regular docor did blood test on me and the inly thing that came up inrregular was Vitamin D defficiency whic

D def possible cause: I recommend a neurologiy consult to evaluate headaches. We have learned much about vitamin D function irecently-- important in many metabolic pathways. Replenishing adipose tissue stores must occur before serum levels rise, sometimes taking more than 6 months. The morbidly obese may need 3 times the usual dose. 10, 000 iu Vit D3 caps are inexpensive. Do not sunbathe! Unnecessary and carcinogenic ...Read more

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What is the better form of vitamin D to take? D2 or D3?

What is the better form of vitamin D to take? D2 or D3?

AbsolutelyD3 because: This is the active form important for multiple issues (e.g. Ca absorption, bone deposition, muscle strength, immune function, etc). About a quarter of the population does not convert D to D2 or D2 to D3 very effectively. Thus taking D3 bypasses these issues. ...Read more

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Is 1000mg of vitamin d or D3 a lot to take each day? What is the difference between them?

Is 1000mg of vitamin d or D3 a lot to take each day? What is the difference between them?

Vitamin D: Is measured in IU (international units) not milligrams. 2-4000 IU per day is sufficient for most unless they are already vitamin D insufficient or deficient. ...Read more

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I had tests done said I'm low on vitamin d my wife bought me D3 instead of just vitamin d will I get the same results?

I had tests done said I'm low on vitamin d my wife bought me D3 instead of just vitamin d will I get the same results?

Vitamin D: With a low vitamin D you need 50000 units of D weekly for 1 to 2 months, then 1000 or 2000 daily. These two doses are available at your pharmacy at little cost. ...Read more

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What's normal ranges for vitamin d, d2 and d3?

Not tested: Vit d is taken orally as either d2 or d3. When we are exposed to adequate sun our bodies produce d3. The term vit d refers to all the forms of vit d. In our bodies.
Our liver ; kidneys convert d2 ; d3 to 25-hyroxyvitamin d (the storage form) ; 1, 25 dihydoxyvitamin d, the active form. There are tests to measure those levels but not to measure d2 ; d3. See http://bit. Ly/1hc250m. ...Read more

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I had my vitamin d tested. My D3 is 35 ng/ml but my d2 is zero! Is this a problem?

I had my vitamin d tested. My D3 is 35 ng/ml but my d2 is zero! Is this a problem?

No: Vitamin d2 and d3 are more or less equivalent in for the human body. As long as you total vitamin d level is above 30 ng/ml, you should be ok. See the site below for more information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/vitamin-d/ns_patient-vitamind. ...Read more

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My vitamin D report says 5.66 ng/ml Dr advised to go with Macbrite D3 60K Once a week for 8 weeks, then 1cap/Mth is that appropriate?

My vitamin D report says 5.66 ng/ml Dr advised to go with Macbrite D3 60K Once a week for 8 weeks, then 1cap/Mth is that appropriate?

Good idea: This dosing is not exactly the way I do it, but it sounds like it should work well. Then get another vitamin D test in a year to see that this regimen is working well. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get normal vitamin d levels? I'm a black male and I take 2 D3 2000 iu pills everyday. Faster if I stayed in the sun more?

Up to 3 mos: May take up to 3 mos to get to a stable level. You probably only need 2000 units/day to get into a normal level. ...Read more

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My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50, 000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

Depends: This depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7, 000 IU per day. If you are taking 50, 000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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I recently got to know that I am vitamin d deficient and its 25. I have been very high dosage of vit d3. How long will it take me to recover completly?

I recently got to know that I am vitamin d deficient and its 25. I have been very high dosage of vit d3. How long will it take me to recover completly?

6-8 weeks: It usually takes 6-8 weeks to replace your stores, but that can vary a lot person to person depending on how well your body absorbs the supplement. Recommend also try to get in sun (use your sunscreen though) to help produce natural vitamin d. Also, even when your stores are filled back up, you have ongoing needs for the vitamin, so just don't stop cold turkey with supplementation. ...Read more

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How do I get vitamin d?

How do I get vitamin d?

Naturally: 40 min weekly of direct sunshine to the face, upper extremities and lower extremities should be enough to give you the lowest amount of healthy, natural stimulation from uv light to produce vitamin d in your skin. If you live in an area of the world where there is lack of sunlight for more than 3-4 mos of the year, supplementing additional oral vitamin d may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is about vitamin d?

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Vitamin: Not sure what the question is about, exactly. It is a vitamin; marked deficiency causes rickets, lesser deficiencies cause abnormalities in several organ systems, including diarrhea and bone metabolism. ...Read more

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What decreases vitamin d?

What decreases vitamin d?

The roof: Most of the vitamin d in the body is produced by exposure to the sunshine. But, nowadays we live, work and drive under a roof so our body is not exposed to the sunlight. Check this video I made about vitamin d. http://otwithmd. Com/vitamin-d/. ...Read more

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What foods have vitamin d?

What foods have vitamin d?

Enriched foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d treat pain?

Does vitamin d treat pain?

Not immediately but.: Severe vitamin d deficiency can cause bone/muscle pain. So obviously long term solution to treat such pain is to treat the deficiency with vit d under medical supervision. But vit d cannot provide immediate pain relief. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin d important?

Why is vitamin d important?

Omnipresent: Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, immunity, etc. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin d necessary?

Why is vitamin d necessary?

Many benefits!: Vit d is necessary to absorb calcium. Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! See http://www. Drfranklipman. Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health. Aspx. ...Read more

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Which foods have vitamin d?

Which foods have vitamin d?

Milk: Salmon, tuna, sardines, flounder, sole, cereal, beef liver, pork, mushrooms, eggs ...Read more

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What is vitamin d good for?

Calcium metabolism: Vitamin d. Is a hormone that is absorbed into your cell's nucleus and affects the types of proteins that your cell makes. The specific proteins that vitamin d regulates help you to maintain enough calcium and phosphorus in your body to allow the muscles to function properly, the bones to retain enough but not too much calcium. Without it, he would develop rickets and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What can give you vitamin d?

Sun, foods: You get it from sunlight foods such as salmon dairy products such as milk and yogurt, cod liver oil. Etc. ...Read more

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When should I take vitamin d?

When should I take vitamin d?

Any time of day: We usually recommend 2000 iuper day. You can get this supplemet at any drug store. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin d?

Yes: Vitamin d is stored in fat cells. If someone takes in too much vitamin d, they could have too much calcium in their urine, raising the risk for kidney stones, or too much calcium in the blood, causing nausea, constipation, excessive thirst and urination, muscle weakness, depression, or confusion. ...Read more

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