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Vitamin D3 Take
How long is it supposed to it take for 1400 mg vitamin D3 supplement take to completely leave your body?
Vitamin D: Is fat soluble and takes approx. 3 mos to reach equilibrium with normal daily replacement, and the same length of time to be fully metabolized out of your system. However, you are constantly making vitamin d in your skin, and ingesting it in food, so there is no real accurate answer to your question. ...Read more
Vitamin D Dose:
Vitamin D3 is often too low in patients these days. There are many reasons for this, including less time in the sun and more sunscreen. Also, vitamin D is used in the operation of approximately 350 genes, including many involved with detoxification. We have many more chemicals that need detoxifying over the past 20 years or so.
It varies how much is needed. 4, 000 i.u. is usually safe. Test. ...Read more
It depends on...: We can get adequate vit. D from the sun, but this depends on where you live, the season, how much time you spend in the sun, how dark your skin is etc. Most people benefit from vit. D3 from oct through april, & even all year if you don't spend much time in the sun or use sunscreen. A good dose for most people is 2000-5000 units/day. It may help to test your levels. Optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml. ...Read more
I recommend?: That my patients take vit d3 2000iu per day! ...Read more
How much vitamin d3 should ou take a day? I have a bottle of vitamin d3 5000iu in which I take two a day. One am one pm since I am low in d. Ok?
Vitamin D3: Usual dose is not more than 5000 units daily. I take that and my level is right in the middle of the normal range (50) Bear in mind that persons who have had gastric bypass surgery will absorb Vitamin D more readily and can become intoxicated with even 5000 units daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Uncertain: The optimal daily dose for calcium and vitamin d supplementation is uncertain. 1200 mg of calcium (diet plus supplement) and 800 iu of vitamin d daily is recommended for most postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Although the optimal intake has not been clearly established in premenopausal women or in men with osteoporosis, 1000 mg total of calcium and 400 to 600 iu of vitamin d is suggested. ...Read more
Depends on...: This depends on your diet ; sun exposure. Most adults need 5-8000 iu a day of vit d3 during fall ; winter months but can get enough d from exposure to mid-day sun in spring ; summer- but take year-round if you don't use sunscreen or get much sun. Amount of calcium should be 400-1000mg depending on diet but vit k2 15 mg (not mcg), magnesium ; other nutrients are crucial too-see http://bit. Ly/1a48ofs. ...Read more
Vitamin D: I'm sorry but this portion of health tap is solely to provide medical information and not for treatment purposes. Health tap Prime or Concierge provide specific treatment recommendations. ...Read more
I would: Avoid doses larger than 4000 IU per day unless you know that you have some compromised gut absorption. Most people do fine in the range of 1000-2000 IU per day. Remember that presently that is only consider a mild deficiency by most "society/associations". It isn't clear that pushing your vitamin D levels to high levels is actually beneficial; just be mindful in your supplementation goals. ...Read more
Vitamin d level is 21, how much vitamin d3 should I take each day to bring it up to normal range.
Lab Values: Without knowing more details on the lab results it is hard to advise you. Lab results will give a range for "normal". Whether the value of "21" requires treatment has to be determined in context of other labs checked, symptoms and what the range for the lab facility is. Your physician should advise you on any supplementation you might require. ...Read more
How much vitamin D3 should I take? I'm 23 and also taking vitamin b complex. Occasional ginseng. What are the benefits of these? Thanks
Dose vitamin D: Vitamin d comes from exposure to sun made in skin less exposure due to fears of skin cancer leave a deficient state in 60 to 80 percentgeneral requirements in healthy non pregnant state vary between 10000 to 2000 units a say best taken with food down side is very little lots of people require to go upto 5000 units helps skeletal health muscle mass skin nails hair and decreses some cancers. ...Read more
My doctor said he is gonna check my vitamin d, does that mean he will be able to tell if I have toxic vitamin D3 levels? I take 5000iu a day, I'm 18
Yes.: The vitamin d level will indicate whether you have very high levels. However this dose is very unlikely to produce very high levels. ...Read more
Pravastatin 40MG, Fosamax (alendronate) 70MG, Prilosec & Calcium/Vitamin D3. Can I take Premium Pure Forskolin? Need to lose a few pounds & inches.
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Like all supplements, this is not a tested regulated substance. There are no tests showing if it interacts with you current medications. Also like most supplements you will end up peeing out all you take in.
Despite what we all want there is no miracle pill to "burn fat". regular exercise and a good diet are the only proven weight loss cures.
Try 30-45mins of brisk walking 4 times a week. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Can reach toxic levels but at 2000 IUs that is unlikely. Please see your doc and ask him/her to check your vitamin D level and proceed from there. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is taking 5000 iu of vitamin D3 too much to take on a daily basis? I don't get out much so thought this might be a good dose.
Probably fine: 5000 iu of vitamin d is likely fine, especially in winter. Ask your physician to check your 25-oh vit d level to see where you stand, and what you need. Most people need 2000-5000iu in winter. ...Read more
I take Vitamin D3 5, 000 U qd for level of 19. Should I be taking anything else to help it absorb properly? Too much confusing reading! Thank you!
This is fine.: Vit. D3 5000 units QD /daily oral is adequate to correct Vit. D deficiency and you do not anything else. Recheck levels in 3 months. ...Read more
KEEP D 3 LEVELS: Below 3000 units a day total.Get a more detailed answer ›
100, 000 IU-NOT daily:
According to the vitamin d council, toxicity can result from taking more than 300, 000 iu in a 24 hour period. If you spend the day in the sun in mid-summer your body can produce up to 100, 000 units naturally.
Generally toxicity is very unlikely to develop unless you take 40, 000 units a day long-term. I advise most adults take 5-6000 units/day to achieve optimal levels. See comment:. ...Read more
Am I taking too much? I take vitamin D3 2000iu and also one a day men's which has additional 700iu. Could there be any side effects?
The blood level: Should be between 60 and 80 and sunshine is the best source since it causes the skin to make vitamin d. ...Read more
MY VITAMIN D IS 23 L IS IT OK TO STILL TAKE MY MULTIVITAMIN THAT HAS 400IU VITAMIN D & WANT TO TAKE VITAMIN D3 1000?
Not a problem:
The amount of vitamin D in a multivitamin is a small daily requirement dose. If you are being prescribed a supplement for low vitamin D levels, the amount in your daily vitamin is not significant. You can continue it without worry.
Please don't treat your own vitamin D levels - too much vitamin D can have toxic side effects as it builds up in your body. ...Read more
Is it ok to take vitamin D3 2000 at night when I take my celexa (citalopram) at night at dinner time? Celexa (citalopram) is 10mg but starting 20mg.
Usually Fine: There is no direct interaction between vitamin d and celexa. Whether someone develops any sedation or activation from Celexa or any ssri varies person to person. I recommend trying any new psychiatric medication at 1/2 of the lowest dose midday on a saturday to assess response. The person will discover if s/he would better tolerate taking the med in am or pm. ...Read more