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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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A recent blood test showed my vitamin d level at 15. My doctor prescribed d2 1.25 mg for 4 wks. I took one dose so far. Should i worry if this is safe?

A recent blood test showed my vitamin d level at 15. My doctor prescribed d2 1.25 mg for 4 wks. I took one dose so far. Should i worry if this is safe?

Is safe&Correct Dose: It is safe and correct dose 1.25 mgm(50000units)every week for 4to8weeks as loading dose and has to follow up with 2000 unit of Vit D Daily ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is at 15 what could have caused this? And what problems will I get from this, is this normal?

My vitamin d level is at 15 what could have caused this? And what problems will I get from this, is this normal?

Big question: Your vitamin d is low from insufficient intake of vitamin d or from lack of sun exposure or both. Vitamin d is essentially for the body to use calcium to build and maintain bones. Additionally, vitamin d is one of many regulators of the immune system. You could be more susceptible to viruses like the flu, and to diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. You need to take vitamin d every day. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and I have a vitamin d level of 15.9. What do I need to do to increase that level?

I am vegetarian and I have a vitamin d level of 15.9. What do I need to do to increase that level?

Sunlight, supplement: Vitamin d is produced in the skin in response to uv radiation. Careful daily exposure to sunlight for 15 minutes may help increase your vitamin d. An over the counter supplement containing 400 to 1000 units of vitamin d can also help. For severe deficiency, especially when associated with bone problems like osteoporosis, a prescription supplement called Ergocalciferol is necessary. ...Read more

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What is a normal vitamin d level?

What is a normal vitamin d level?

Higher than 30 ng/ml: To be normal it should be higher than 30 ng/ml. I prefer it to be higher than 60 ng/ml. ...Read more

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What is a low vitamin d level from?

What is a low vitamin d level from?

Living in the dark: Vitamin d is found in some food sources but the major supply is your skin exposure to sun. So it is more commonly deficient in northern climates. It is a common supplement in many foods especially milk. The most serious complication, ricketts, is really rare in the first world but lowered levels are common in many patients and supplementation is common and benign. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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