My son has a Vitamin D deficiency for many years, he takes supplements on and off. He is convinced it has affected his growth. Can HGH help at 19?

Yes. see endocrinologist , may have delayed growth and not yet finished with bone but food is best way for vit. D like milk and meat and midday sun for 20 minutes gives about 20,000 units ,

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Vitamin d deficiency last year but I didn't really take my supplements, these days when I walk I experience pain in big toe even when I'm sitting?

Toe pain. Unlikely related to vitamin d deficiency (vit d def is very common). You probably have hit your toe or some other mild trauma. Make sure you're not wearings shoes that are too tight. Get enough sun and take the vit d pills if you are still low. Read more...

I have a vitamin d deficiency. When will supplements take effect?

Quicker with more. Studies of post menopausal women suggest that 800IU of vitamin D3 will correct a vitamin D deficiency in one year. Taking more will correct it more quickly. I usually suggest 2000IU daily. Read more...

I am a 58 year old male with a vitamin d deficiency. What strength supplement do you recommend?

50,000.00 unit . Vitamin d deficiency is defined as a 25ohd level less than 20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l). In people whose 25ohd is <20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l), treatment usually includes 50, 000 international units of vitamin d2 or d3 by mouth once or more per week for six to eight weeks, and then 800 to 1000 (or more) international units of vitamin d3 daily thereafter. Read more...
Vitamin D. Depends on your level. Many people need 1000 to 10, 000 units per day and the lower the level the more they need. Take enough to get your level to 50-80 per the experts. Read more...

What are the chances of someone with a slight vitamin D deficiency getting skin cancer? I am 20 and take vitamin D3 1000 supplements.

Rare. Skin cancer is due to many factors: sun exposure, general health/diet, genetics, smoking. The fact that you care about this make your risk lower: you will hopefully avoid excess sun exposure, wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, get skin exams often to be sure nothing abnormal, & avoid smoking. Read more...

Vitamin D Deficiency, level 14. Taking 50, 000iu once per week for 12 weeks. I am on the 8th week and I lost my supplements. Is missing a day bad?

Not bad, but stop D2. 50,000iu/week of Vit D is reasonable. It would be safe to continue this indefinitely. However, I strongly advise taking only Vit D3,not D2 Usually the 50,000 iu dose is the prescription form (D2) which is actually dangerous! See http://tinyurl.com/6wx4ujl I advise stopping D2. Take 5-8000iu of D3/day. I also ask you to share this info with the prescribing Dr. as they must be unaware of the hazard. Read more...

The notion of "Vitamin D deficiency" - real, or poo-science? Consistent 25-OH-D3 reading sub 20: Consequential and merits supplements, or copacetic?

Very real, take D3. A very large body of science shows Vit D deficiency is associated with increased risk of many types of cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's & Parkinson's & depression. Low D is associated with increased mortality. People need 5-8000 iu/day of D3 to get optimal levels of 50-80. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer & http://tinyurl.com/26r8tzq & http://tinyurl.com/ly3wn3n. Read more...