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What Are The Side Effects Of Too Much Vitamin D
Excess Vitamin D: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-d-toxicity/faq-20058108 for signs & symptoms of excess vitamin D, a rare condition also known as hypervitaminosis D eg poor appetite, nausea & vomiting, weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems. This is usually from excess supplementation, not via food or sun exposure. ...Read more
Probable: Vitamin D toxicity leading to hypertension, kidney stones etc had been well documented. The toxic dose of vitamin D3 is less understood but one suspects that with extremely high level, one may end up with toxicities. The best way to tell is by measuring your blood vitamin D3 level to assess your need. The upper limit should not exceed 100 ng. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively few: Vitamin d is an essential material for our body. If you are vitamin d deficient, there should be no side effect to taking vitamin d, although I have heard of patients getting constipated from the calcium supplementation that goes along with it. If you take very high levels of vitamin d (>20, 000 units per day), you can develop hyper calcemia which has a number of consequences. Consult a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D: Your question is unclear. I've never heard of arkitrol, and i can't find a medical definition on line. If you are asking about vitamin d toxicity, you need to take a lot: as much as one million units in one dose or 50, 000 units a day for months! and i recommend taking vitamin d orally. ...Read more
Loss of money: Except in extreme gut problems oral otc or even dr. Prescribed 50, 000 i.U. Capsules are adequate to reverse vit. D deficiency. ...Read more
I know that vitamin d is not a vitamin, but a secosteroid, what are the side effects of using this?
Not exactly.: Vitamin d actually has a dual identity; as a vitamin it helps regulate calcium metabolism, bone growth and mineralization. Structurally it is a secosteroid, which means it is metabolized to calcitriol, which in turn helps regulate a large number of genes, many of which are responsible for bodily repair and maintenance. A secosteroid is not a steroid, and does not produce steroid-like side effects. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Why do you need vitamin D injections? Vitamin D tablets are available over the counter at limited cost and I would recommend 1000 or 2000 mg tablets. There are some medical conditions associated with very low levels of vitamin D and you will need much larger doses but, here too, you should not need injections. If you or your doctor have insisted on injections could you please let me know why. ...Read more
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