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I am to take 50, 000 iu of vitamin d (my level is 26.7) once a week. Could I take one capsule every other week and still benefit?
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
With that level, you will still get the benefit, but it will take your vitamin d storage a little longer to build up.
Vitamin d is fat soluble, which means that our body will continue to store it. Levels can easily be assessed with blood testing.

In brief: Yes
With that level, you will still get the benefit, but it will take your vitamin d storage a little longer to build up.
Vitamin d is fat soluble, which means that our body will continue to store it. Levels can easily be assessed with blood testing.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Will take longer
A low level of vitamin d means that the body as a whole is low, including the fat cells that store vitamin d.
Just taking a normal daily amount won't bring the fat stores up to normal levels, so a high dose capsule is used to catch up. Since there is a certain amount of vitamin d needed to do this, taking a capsule every other week means it will take twice as long to get caught up.

In brief: Will take longer
A low level of vitamin d means that the body as a whole is low, including the fat cells that store vitamin d.
Just taking a normal daily amount won't bring the fat stores up to normal levels, so a high dose capsule is used to catch up. Since there is a certain amount of vitamin d needed to do this, taking a capsule every other week means it will take twice as long to get caught up.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Vitamin D deficiency
First, you should know that the institue of medicine and the national endocrinology group have lowered the threshold level for determining vitamin d deficiency from 30 ng/ml to 20 ng/ml, thus your current level would now be considered in the normal range.
Taking the vitamin d 50, 000 every other week would be effective, but over time would carry a risk of achieving excessive vitamin d levels.

In brief: Vitamin D deficiency
First, you should know that the institue of medicine and the national endocrinology group have lowered the threshold level for determining vitamin d deficiency from 30 ng/ml to 20 ng/ml, thus your current level would now be considered in the normal range.
Taking the vitamin d 50, 000 every other week would be effective, but over time would carry a risk of achieving excessive vitamin d levels.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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