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Vitamin D Sucks

Commented on November 26, 2013
Created September 16, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I have just had my vitamin D levels tested, they are at 74.5 nmol/L which is about 30ng/ ml (the measurement most people use). I want to boost my levels to 50ng/ ml.

I have been taking D3 1000IU daily for many months. So I am thinking of doubling or tripling this dose (2000 or 3000IU). Would this be sufficient?

I live in the UK and its coming around to the colder months, so I will be getting very little from the sun, and I also have semi dark skin, so again very little from the sun.

All advice welcome.

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on November 26, 2013
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Hi, You probably need to take more (much more) than 1000 IU of D daily and as much as 5000 to 8000 IU may be necessary to boost levels. Everyone is different and I think that going into winter months you will be fine taking 5000 IU of vitamin D every day. I would have your levels tested again in about 3-6 months to see if this dosage works for you. During the winter I need about 7000-8000 IU to keep my levels up but some people need less. I live in the Chicago area and there's not much sun to be had here either right now. Hope this helps!

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on November 25, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Use 5k for a month and then test.

5ad1a75a5832ea6dcd4bf03c6aa56026

on November 25, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Old but still.

Use 5K for a month then test.

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on September 16, 2013
at 03:07 PM

sorry for the doubles

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on November 25, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Use 5k for a month and then test.

5ad1a75a5832ea6dcd4bf03c6aa56026

on November 25, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Old but still.

Use 5K for a month then test.

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