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My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

Depends: this depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7,000 IU per day. If you are taking 50,000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

What will happen when your vitamin d level is low?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more

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What will happen if your vitamin d level is extremely low?

What will happen if your vitamin d level is extremely low?

Increased mortality!: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day; avoid d2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Aspx. ...Read more

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At which level is your vitamin d level considered critically or extremely low?

At which level is your vitamin d level considered critically or extremely low?

Vitamin D: Less than 20 should be treated. You can get 25, 000 iu of vitamin d in the sun in 30 minutes uncovered. ...Read more

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Does donating plasma affect your vitamin d level?

Does donating plasma affect your vitamin d level?

No: Vit d is stored in adipose and liver. A pint of blood will have very little or no effect on your level. ...Read more

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What is a normal vitamin d level?

What is a normal vitamin d level?

Higher than 30 ng/ml: To be normal it should be higher than 30 ng/ml. I prefer it to be higher than 60 ng/ml. ...Read more

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What is a low vitamin d level from?

What is a low vitamin d level from?

Living in the dark: Vitamin d is found in some food sources but the major supply is your skin exposure to sun. So it is more commonly deficient in northern climates. It is a common supplement in many foods especially milk. The most serious complication, ricketts, is really rare in the first world but lowered levels are common in many patients and supplementation is common and benign. ...Read more

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What is a healthy vitamin d level at 80?

What is a healthy vitamin d level at 80?

Varies by lab: 30-50, the trend is to recommend more. Always ask your your md to be sure your total condition is taken into account. ...Read more

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