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How to get Vitamin D levels up?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Recent test came back at 29 ng/l. Now I need a plan.

Should I take

10 000iu a day? 15 000iu a day?

I use this Vitamin D product http://www.iherb.com/m/Now-Foods-Vitamin-D-3-Highest-Potency-5-000-IU-120-Softgels/10421

Anything better I should buy? How long will the progress take tik I am at optimal levels?

Also take 1 teaspoon of fermented clo daily.

Thank you

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on April 21, 2012
at 02:50 AM

http://blog.vitamindcouncil.org/2011/11/08/does-it-matter-how-you-take-vitamin-d/ "Does it matter how you take vitamin D" Summary: "The fact is that the studies are so conflicting, and the 25(OH)D measurement techniques are so variable, that it simply does not matter if you take vitamin D in oil or as a powder, it does not matter if you take food with your vitamin D, or on an empty stomach. What matter is that you take enough so that you obtain vitamin D levels of 50 -60 ng/ml"

Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

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on April 20, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Unless you're in Alaska or Stockholm I would get out in the sun.

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Also, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the softgels are essentially liquid in a gel casing, so I think the difference is more convenience than therapeutic.

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:49 PM

In summer mid-day sun with pale skin, 30 minutes of direct sunlight will produce 10-20,000 IU of vitamin D. Based on that, Mark Sisson suggests that supplementing up to 10K iu per day would be well tolerated by most people. (He has a pretty good write up on Vit D here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vitamin-d-sun-exposure-supplementation-and-doses/#axzz1sbElNwXW) There is a danger of Vit D toxicity, especially if you are deficient in Vit A or K2, or both. So, I wouldn't supplement at very high doses for long without blood tests to make sure you aren't going too high.

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on April 20, 2012
at 03:28 PM

How about sitting in the sun for a few minutes each day?

Ffd72922a42e5f5c663d9a189229299f

(139)

on April 20, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Or do you think I'm struggling absorbing the D's?

Ffd72922a42e5f5c663d9a189229299f

(139)

on April 20, 2012
at 01:51 PM

Thank you! I have been supplementing with between 4000iu to 8000iu since last July. I wonder what my levels were before I started doing that. Must have been really low if I'm still 10 months lately with daily Vitamin D supplementing is only at 29 ng/l? Thinking about either 10 000iu or 15 000iu from softgels. Is liquid form better?

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:52 AM

There are a number of good threads on Vitamin D supplementation, including discussion of cod liver oil. Here are two: http://paleohacks.com/questions/16289/clo-vs-vitamin-d and http://paleohacks.com/questions/58092/vitamin-d-deficiency-whats-the-best-strategy

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 03, 2012
at 11:28 AM

For Crohn's illness or perhaps colitis, an inflammatory reaction is actually induced to the internal liner of the gut which leads to looseness of. During this issue, large amounts of vitamins are generally passed and then results in decreasing in amounts of vitamin D. A few illnesses provide an unfavorable influence on the system's all-natural power to create vitamin D. Liver organ condition or perhaps renal condition can bring about a very similar problem. In certain unusual incidences, the vitamin D values lessen due to the fact of a few innate ailments such as cystic fibrosis that has effects on fat assimilation potential of the entire body.

You will find just a couple of foods ingredients which contain organic vitamin D. A few nutritionary resources of vitamin D needed for good health tend to be meat lean meats, meat-like portion of the fish, egg yolk, fish natural oils and also cheeses. As a result, non-meat eaters are in greater risk to get vitamin D deficit because of very low food absorption of vitamin D wealthy food items. Breastfeeding youngsters can get this concern since vitamin D concentrations in real human milk is incredibly reduced.

Get in touch with poisonous materials, dangerous substances, unwanted side effects of particular drugs also can develop this type of situation that will the levels of vitamin D comes less than the standard amount. Actual physical issues such as tone of the epidermis as well as volume of total body fat may also be accountable for lower vitamin D. Dark-colored pores and skin is also the explanation of lower vitamin D values within the human body.

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on April 21, 2012
at 09:07 AM

Plane ticket to Mexico or the Carribbean should fix you right up. My levels shot up after one week of a little more sun than I had intended to get when I went to a wedding on the west coast of Mexico.

Man oh man, I wish we could get doctor prescribed vacations in the US like they do in some slightly more civilized countries. Wouldn't it be a beautiful thing to walk into the HR office where you work and hand them a doctors note saying you need to go to Mallorca or Nice for 3 weeks?

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Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

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on April 20, 2012
at 01:13 PM

It probably varies from person to person (based on where you live, sun exposure, etc), but I can tell you my experience.

In Oct 2009, (pre-paleo) my levels were 31. The lab reference range was 30-100, so I didn't think anything about it at the time. Fast forward to Sept 2010, I started Paleo. In October 2010, I started supplementing 5000 IU/day of D3 (just like the brand you link). In Dec 2010, I had a check up and blood work done. My D levels were up to 61. So that was a doubling in about 2 months.

I live in the Boston area and wasn't getting a whole lot of sun exposure Oct-Dec, so I attribute the rise almost exclusively to the supplementation.

Since then I've started taking FCLO, which has D as well. So, I've switched to 2000 IU soft gels so I can have more control over the exact amount I'm supplementing. I now try to adjust my D intake based on how much sun I've gotten, whether I've taken my fclo, etc.

Ffd72922a42e5f5c663d9a189229299f

(139)

on April 20, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Or do you think I'm struggling absorbing the D's?

Ffd72922a42e5f5c663d9a189229299f

(139)

on April 20, 2012
at 01:51 PM

Thank you! I have been supplementing with between 4000iu to 8000iu since last July. I wonder what my levels were before I started doing that. Must have been really low if I'm still 10 months lately with daily Vitamin D supplementing is only at 29 ng/l? Thinking about either 10 000iu or 15 000iu from softgels. Is liquid form better?

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

(2349)

on April 20, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Also, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the softgels are essentially liquid in a gel casing, so I think the difference is more convenience than therapeutic.

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

(2349)

on April 20, 2012
at 04:49 PM

In summer mid-day sun with pale skin, 30 minutes of direct sunlight will produce 10-20,000 IU of vitamin D. Based on that, Mark Sisson suggests that supplementing up to 10K iu per day would be well tolerated by most people. (He has a pretty good write up on Vit D here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vitamin-d-sun-exposure-supplementation-and-doses/#axzz1sbElNwXW) There is a danger of Vit D toxicity, especially if you are deficient in Vit A or K2, or both. So, I wouldn't supplement at very high doses for long without blood tests to make sure you aren't going too high.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on April 21, 2012
at 02:50 AM

http://blog.vitamindcouncil.org/2011/11/08/does-it-matter-how-you-take-vitamin-d/ "Does it matter how you take vitamin D" Summary: "The fact is that the studies are so conflicting, and the 25(OH)D measurement techniques are so variable, that it simply does not matter if you take vitamin D in oil or as a powder, it does not matter if you take food with your vitamin D, or on an empty stomach. What matter is that you take enough so that you obtain vitamin D levels of 50 -60 ng/ml"

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 21, 2012
at 06:24 AM

Some smart people suggested that each person can be the creator for his / her very own well being and / or ailment. Try eating proper food items and remain healthful. Nevertheless, there's some thing more than that. Latest study has proved that the quantity of a number of items for instance vitamin d levels with each man or woman. In this particular case you should consider your particular volume making sure that you may meet requirement of your body system . The significant vitamin D problem illnesses involve rickets, intense dental rot and also weakening of bones. There are plenty of vitamin D deficit treatment options available which could quite easily fight this illness. Check with your own doctor just before adhering to any of them.

It's believed that the sum of vitamin D happens to be proportional to weight of someone.

Aged individuals typically will need much more vitamin D compared to the younger individuals.

Obese, as well as elderly individuals typically call for larger dosages of this vitamin in comparison with thin, or younger persons.

Often the doses of dietary supplements are different depending on the season. In winter, these numbers grow.

For the duration of carrying a child, maternal vitamins deficit could potentially cause everlasting deterioration to unborn child .

Factors that cause vitamin D deficit

Very low intake of vitamin D

Reduced exposure to sun light

Dark skin color

Kidney problems

Minimal assimilation of vitamin D through the intestinal tract.

The particular person is actually suffering from unhealthy weight.

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