Insufficient Vitamin D (Hydroxy)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I was diagnosed Vitamin D deficient a year ago. At that time, they took a test of 25-cholecalciferol). My values were 20 ng/ml.

I took around 6000 IU vitamin D supplements for a year. Now when I took another test, it's 25 ng/ml but this time they took 25-hydroxycholecalciferol). Is it different than conventional test?

Now what should I do? How much dose should I take to boost up my Vit. D levels?

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on March 24, 2013
at 12:38 PM




on March 24, 2013
at 01:22 AM

I live in Oregon and also was also diagnosed with low Vitamin D (though I don't have my numbers right here). There are three products that worked for me:

-Alive! Calcium (a blend of good stuff including Vitamin D that is formulated to be best absorbed together)

-Nordic-D lemon flavored fish oil (yay omega 3s)

-Vitamin D drops in oil

I started taking around 4,000 IU a day and it made a huge difference.



on March 23, 2013
at 10:31 PM

I had a similar problem where my D level was not going up hardly at all for over a year.

What kind of Vitamin D are you taking? If you are taking dry pills, not the oil capsules, this could be part of the problem. The other major key is to take the Vitamin D with a meal that has fat in it. This is how you absorb and begin to bank Vitamin D in you body.

Since doing the two things above, I find that I can much less D and the levels moved into the good range (50-80) without problem.

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