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What's a safe vitamin D dose for someone whose blood level is 14.9mg/mL?

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Created July 25, 2012 at 3:16 AM

My mom recently got her vitamin D level checked by her doctor. He recommended that she take 1000iu from tablets every day. I was thinking she should take at least 5000iu liquid d if her level is that low, but I'm not an expert, all I know is that I take 2 or 3000iu a day and I'm fine. What do you guys think?

Another question, can kidney stones be related to a vitamin d level this low?

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:07 PM

Thanks. I bet your level is close to 100, if not over.

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:06 PM

hmmmm? Not my experience at all and in fact the Rx 50k i.u. that they prescribe a lot and tell you take once a week (and I filled once), is D3. What drug are you referring to?

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I never do any blood tests, so I don't have that info. My metric is how I feel. I've felt great and haven't gotten sick since I started this 10k regimen 2 years ago.

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on July 25, 2012
at 02:09 PM

Crowlover, most likely is, as D2 is patented and therefore drug companies tell them D2 is better.

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on July 25, 2012
at 12:54 PM

Kidney stones are often correlated with a magensium deficiency. 200-600 mg Magnesium Glycinate should help. Magnesium is a co-factor for D, along with Vit A & K.

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on July 25, 2012
at 12:52 PM

Alternatively, she can get her A & K from food sources (dark leafy greens, liver, hard cheese, eggs, butter.) Carlson's Solar D Gems are easy to swallow gel caps, cheap on iHerb.com and in a fish oil base.

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seriously doubt the doc is Rxing D2.

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Miked what is your blood level? Im really curious how high it is with that much a day? Thanks

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 25, 2012
at 04:35 AM

This website will help answer both your Questions. Good info. here, for the most part.
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

I agree with others about the dosing and if mine was that low I would take 8000-10,000 iu of D3 per day. I would however take it with Vitamins K and A.

This product has all three but she would need to add additional D3. http://www.allergyresearchgroup.com/Vitamin-D3-Complete-Daily-Balance-with-A-and-K2-60-Fish-Gelatin-Caps-p-314.html

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 25, 2012
at 12:52 PM

Alternatively, she can get her A & K from food sources (dark leafy greens, liver, hard cheese, eggs, butter.) Carlson's Solar D Gems are easy to swallow gel caps, cheap on iHerb.com and in a fish oil base.

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:25 AM

If her Dr. is prescribing D2 she should steer clear. D3 is what she should make sure she is taking. I take (& have taken for some time) 5000IU. Recommended dose by my Bio-Identical Hormone Dr.

1000IU is too low if your levels are low. If it was me, I would take 10,000IU for a while (2-3 mths) and then level back down to 5000IU.

Its my understanding that a level of between 60-80 is best.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 25, 2012
at 07:11 AM

seriously doubt the doc is Rxing D2.

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

(1956)

on July 25, 2012
at 02:09 PM

Crowlover, most likely is, as D2 is patented and therefore drug companies tell them D2 is better.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 25, 2012
at 04:06 PM

hmmmm? Not my experience at all and in fact the Rx 50k i.u. that they prescribe a lot and tell you take once a week (and I filled once), is D3. What drug are you referring to?

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on July 25, 2012
at 02:18 PM

The starting dose is 1,000 IU per 25lb body weight, then retest in 6 weeks and adjust the dose accordingly. Ideal range is at least 50mg/dl, or more.

Low vitamin D levels will stop you absorbing magnesium properly as it does calcium. And lack of magnesium can cause kidney stones. I recommend at least 600mg as any organic form, these end in '-ate', like citrate or glycinate.

It's highly likely she's deficient in vitamin A and K as well as the fat-soluble vitamins all work together. Eating liver once or twice a week provides plenty of vitamin A; beta-carotene will not work as 45% of the population can't convert beta-carotene to retinol at all and the rest do so very poorly. Alternatively cod liver oil is also very rich in retinol, Green Pastures brand is best, as most others are rancid before they hit the shelves. They also do one will butter oil which will contain vitamin K2. Or you can supplement K2, best form as MK-4, 1mg is a good dose. Thorne does K2 drops and also D3/K2 drops (http://www.thorne.com/Products/Cardiovascular-Support/Circulatory_Health/prd~KD500.jsp). These drops have an ideal ratio of D3 to K2.

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:02 PM

my level was 20, and my doc was ok with me taking 20,000 iu a day. Said that really wasn't a lot of D. So after 60 days of 10,000iu a day of D3, my level didn't rise. But then I started 20k, and added K2 with mk4, in 30 days my level jumped up to 72. I have upped my sunshine, and downed my intake to 10k iu. Will recheck in a couple of months. Also taking it at night makes for a great night sleep!

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:21 AM

I can't find the paper now, but it looks like Vit D isn't toxic until you reach the 100,000 iu/day level. I take 10,000iu/day because that's about 10x more than what is recommended (which I think is too low), and 10x less than what looks toxic; so, I have a good margin of safety. I do skip my D on days where I get a ton of sun, though.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:07 PM

Thanks. I bet your level is close to 100, if not over.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 25, 2012
at 04:44 AM

Miked what is your blood level? Im really curious how high it is with that much a day? Thanks

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on July 25, 2012
at 03:08 PM

I never do any blood tests, so I don't have that info. My metric is how I feel. I've felt great and haven't gotten sick since I started this 10k regimen 2 years ago.

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