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So I have been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and I am only 20 y/o male. How can I increase vitamin d other than sun exposure? Through food?

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Dr. William Cromwell
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In brief: D3, 5000-8000 IU day

When diet and sun exposure are insufficient to raise vitamin d levels many physicians recommend a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3 .
Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels.

In brief: D3, 5000-8000 IU day

When diet and sun exposure are insufficient to raise vitamin d levels many physicians recommend a daily dose of 5, 000-8, 000 iu of vitamin d3 .
Once 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels reach 60 - 80, the daily dose (5, 000-8, 000) is usually cut in half and the patient followed to ensure the new dose is able to maintain therapeutic vitamin d levels.
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