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What Happens If You Have Low Vitamin D
Some possibilities: Vit. D deficiency results in impaired bone mineralization and leads to bone softening diseases including rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults.Muscle aches and weakness and muscle twitching.Some propose relationship to diabetes, cancer, asthma, brain dysfunction , and cardiovascular disease to vit. D deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low vitamin D: Hi. Humans make our own vitamin D if we get adequate sunlight exposure; we live and work indoors, and few of us can make enough on our own. Milk is fortified with vitamin D...and cod liver oil...if you're into that sort of thing. Vitamin D3 supplements are cheap and work perfectly; they are fat-soluble vitamins, and best taken with a meal. Good luck! ...Read more
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.
Vitamin D: Low vitamin d it is below about 20. Research shows that raising your vitamin d level can boost immunity, elevate mood, and more. The darker your skin, the lower vitamin d can be because we make it through the sun on our skin. About 60% of whites in us are low, about 75% latino low, and maybe 85-90% african americans low. Experts say between 50-80 is optimal. 20s or 30s is minimal. ...Read more
Inflammation: Low vitamin d has always been thought to be generally related to low sun exposure. A recent study suggests that it may represent something more concerning such as inflammation that can lead to more serious illness. The same study showed that treating the low vit. D level with supplements without addressing the actual cause is not helpful. ...Read more
Take more!: I have no idea how much vit d you are taking but most adults need to take 5-8, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels and if you're low it is safe and reasonable to try 10, 000 iu/day. Only take d3, not d2. It's best to take with 5-10, 000 iu of vit a and 1 mg of vit k too as they work as a team. See http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/. ...Read more
I have low Vitamin D. I get little to no sunlight exposure. I need about 7,000iu per day. I have 10,000iu capsules. Can i take 100,000iu every 2 weeks?
Vitamin D: 7000 units per day is unnecessary. 1000 units per day should suffice. 7000 units once every week is also OK. ...Read more
I have low Vitamin D a level of 13.I was started out on a 50000 D2 supplement and became sick after 1 pill.What could I take now to br ok no it up?
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