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Recommended Dosage Of Vitamin D
The recommended dosage of vitamin d is kept at 400-600 and many seems to recommend more than 1000iu/day ? Why such a different ?
Find blood levels: Many people are vitamin d3 deficient, and it's important to have enough. So you're right to pursue this. A blood test to know your level is the best thing to get. That way you can supplement with the right amount. Until you know that it's safe to take up to 5000 units per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D3: Any brand will do. If you have access to Costco, buy pills of 5000 units and take one every day for three months. After that reduce the dose to about 2000 units/day. it may be beneficial to add a multivitamin to your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I find it hard to get enough omega-3 and vitamin-d as well as potassium just from food alone as recommended dosages is 2-3g; 1000iu and 4700 ?
Food then supplement: Evidence currently suggests that eating healthy is best way to stay healthy. Attempts to isolate specific factors from food and sell said factors as supplements have not demonstrated much benefit. With that said, if you don't like or can't eat enough fish, dairy & fruits/veggies, i suppose you could/should take supplements. But i'd still recommend real food first. Btw, fda doesn't approve suppleme. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 36 yrvold female my vitamin d 25 hydroxy came back low at 15.Normal range is > 30 what is the recommended dose in taking vitamin d?
2000unit: About 2000 units daily will be the dose. ...Read more
What is the recommend dose foe vitamin d calicum ands magenisum for a women who is 37 and had a hysterectomy? Im also 227 lbs
How much vitamin d should I take.? I am not often in the sun, and someone recommended a 5000 dose sublingual once a day, so I take them. Any harm?
Depends: Hi. There's no absolute right level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-D) in the blood. My personal goal for patients is to be at or above the mid-30's. It's estimated that you raise 25-D by about 6 for every 1,000 units of oral vitamin D you take. Therefore, based on how low you are, that helps you estimate a reasonable amount to take. Vit D toxicity is a myth; only calcitriol can be toxic. Good luck! ...Read more
300 000 iu im injection of d2 raised vitamin d levels from 8 mg/ml to 20. What oral dose of D3 would you recommend now and why? How long for?
5-10,000 IU Daily: I think you mean ng/ml. I like my patients to be in the vicinity of 70 ng/ml. That means you would need to increase your levels by nearly 60 ng/ml from where you are now. I suggest 10, 000 iu per day of d3 for at least one year. You could re-test at any time to see how you are doing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My vitamin D was 10 ng/mL so my doctor recommended taking 2000 IU daily. How long should I take this dose?
Low vitamin D: requires supplementation of D3. Please do what your doc says but 2000 IUs is fairly low. Most of my patients take 5000 IUs daily. Your doc will probably re-test in a few months and you can ask him/her about the dose then. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Doctor recommended some vitamin d supplements, he didn't say how much to take. What is a safe dose with all my meds I am on ?
Vitamin D dose: You need to have a baseline vitamind level and if it is low less than 40, you may need to get loading dose with as much as 50000 units by prescription weekly for 12 weeks and follow that by daily vit d3 of 2000 units daily to maintain level above 40 or 50 and less than 80. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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