What is the best way of improving Vitamin-D Deficiency? Which brand of vitamins would be beneficial for improvement? Should I get vitamin d prescribed

Rx Vitamin-D. There is a prescription version of concentrated Vitamin-D3. If you have a good drug plan, this is probably the least expensive option (for a generic copay). There are a few good brands out there - such as Thorne Research Labs, Pure Encapsulations and Designs for Health. Hope that helps!

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I have a vitamin D deficiency arrived Unit 6. How mony unite can l take. What is the best type of medication for vitamin D?

D3. Hi. Most of us feel your serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level should be over 30; I try for mid-30's to 40's in my patients. Cholecalciferol, or vitamin D3, is what is most commonly used for nutritional replacement (ergocalciferol, or vitamin D2, is also used although less preferred than D3). You should take at least 5,000 units/day and have your 25-hydroxyvitamin D level checked again in 2-3 months. Read more...

What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency?

Supplements are best. Though sun exposure will potentially help the body create vitamin D, the newest research suggests that sunlight is inadequate for vitamin D synthesis in most regions of the world and for people of darker complexions this is an even greater problem. With modern vitamin D supplements, there really is no reason to rely on sunlight alone to get vitamin D levels up. Skin cancer risk is another reason. Read more...

What is the best time for sun-exposure in patient with vitamin D deficiency? In iraq and Eastern populations?

Mid-day. The sun has to be fairly high in the sky, at least 50 degrees above the horizon, for UVB rays that are needed to produce Vit D to reach the ground, so mid-day is the best time. For a detailed discussion see http://tinyurl.com/7kv5pgm From about 10/10 to early March the sun is never that high so the only way to get adequate D is to supplement- I advise 5000 iu/day. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer. Read more...

What's the best type of dr to see for a vitamin d deficiency, my pcp is an internal medicine doc & wont really do much about my blood level of 11?

Endocrinologist. Of the sub specialists , endocrinologists are the experts for vit d, however, there is much new literature re vit d deficiency and the importance of aggressive treatment.You may consider a 2 md opinion with a board certified internist , who can also help you with this problem . Read more...

I have a vitamin d deficiency (11 ng/ml) that won't get better. (i take 1000iu a day but levels won't rise) what would the recommended action be?

Prescr. Strength . You will need prescription strength vitamin d. Have your doctor prescribe it for you. It comes in doses of 50, 000 iu and your doctor can determine the regimen that is right for you. Read more...