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If my vitamin d is low- 25, how long per day or week should i go in sun during summer to build it up?

If my vitamin d is low- 25, how long per day or week should i go in sun during summer to build it up?

Low Vitamin D: About 15-20 minutes in the sun daily w/as little clothing on as possible will help. It depends on where you live. In NE USA during the summer is ok but beyond that it won't do much. Talk w/your doc or a nutritionist about supplementing w/DC which is easily available an inexpensive. D3 level between 50 and 80 is what the experts suggest. ...Read more

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My vitamin d is low despite prescription supplements. Gallbladder removed long ago so may not absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Should i try ox bile?

My vitamin d is low despite prescription supplements. Gallbladder removed long ago so may not absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Should i try ox bile?

Low vitamin D3: There may be a group of patients who do not absorb vitamin d3 efficiently. They seem to require higher doses of d3 ( 6000 to 10000 units daily) to achieve adequate blood levels, (between 40 and 70). Don't give up, stay on your vitamin d3 and get annual blood level. Your gallbladder surgery is likely unrelated. ...Read more

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How long do I need to expose my body to the sun (per day) to get vitamin d and sun benefits? Is it fine at any time of the day?

How long do I need to expose my body to the sun (per day) to get vitamin d and sun benefits? Is it fine at any time of the day?

Latitude and time: During summer, you need about 20 min at mid day, longer at other times of day. In winter, or extreme northern latitudes, it takes longer. This is why there is usually a seasonal winter drop in blood vit d levels. ...Read more

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Will being low on vitamin d make me Feel tired all the time?

Will being low on vitamin d make me Feel tired all the time?

It can cause: some fatigue, but there are many, many more common causes. Check w/your doctor. Luckily, vitamin D deficiency is easy to correct with a cheap daily vitamin d supplement capsule. ...Read more

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For what reasons might vitamin d and B12 recovery time take longer ?

For what reasons might vitamin d and B12 recovery time take longer ?

D is longer: Vitamin B12 doesn't take as long as most often replacement is given by injection. Vitamin d is generally oral, and can take up to three months to normalize since it's fat soluble and deposits in fat tissue. ...Read more

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My vitamin d level is always low seeing from test results is taking 5000 iu daily enough to get back to normal levels and how long will it take?

Vitamin D: Many people take 5K IUs of Vitamin D. Ask your doc to test you again in about 3 months. Although the low normal range starts at 30, experts suggest between 50 and 80 for optimal level. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you have low vitamin d, will it make you tired all of the time? I can sleep 10 hours and wake up still tired.

No: But there are a number of sleep disorders, psychiatric disorders and physical disorders that can cause this. Start with your personal doctor and take it from there. I wish you wakefulness and alertness. ...Read more

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Anemic.Vitamin D. 28 Vitamin D2 <4. Was told to start taking 2,000 MG vitamin D. how long do I take for? Is result of 28 severely low?

Anemic.Vitamin D. 28 Vitamin D2 <4. Was told to start taking 2,000 MG vitamin D. how long do I take for? Is result of 28 severely low?

Vitamin D: Unless you are not Caucasian you only need vitamin D during fall and winter at 1000 units s fsy. Inexpensive at your pharmacy. If you are African-American you don't need it at all. There is a big hype about vitamin D that simply is wrong as we and others documentei a few decades ago! ...Read more

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Vitamin d = 13ng/ml. Now on 50, 000iu weekly tx. What potential symptoms can be attributed to this very low vitamin d level? How long to normalize?

Vitamin d = 13ng/ml. Now on 50, 000iu weekly tx. What potential symptoms can be attributed to this very low vitamin d level? How long to normalize?

Mild deficiency: You may be at increased risk of osteomalacia (bone softening), but less likely as a male. This site may be helpful to answer questions about various levels of vitamin d deficiency, and recommended supplement levels: https://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/further-topics/i-tested-my-vitamin-d-level-what-do-my-results-mean/ with more detailed information here: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheet. ...Read more

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