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What type of vitamin D do you recommend for a person with hypothirodism?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: D3 because this is

the active form of D3 & a large majority of people do not convert D or D2 (the prescription form of D) into D3 reliability.
However, the only way to know is to measure serum D3 concentration, not just D or D2. Beware that many OTC brands do not work well; I have seen great success with an OTC brand containing 50,000 IU derived from sheep lanolin; usually taken about once weekly.

In brief: D3 because this is

the active form of D3 & a large majority of people do not convert D or D2 (the prescription form of D) into D3 reliability.
However, the only way to know is to measure serum D3 concentration, not just D or D2. Beware that many OTC brands do not work well; I have seen great success with an OTC brand containing 50,000 IU derived from sheep lanolin; usually taken about once weekly.
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