I just took a vitamin d test and It’s very low what can I take
Vitamins : I just took a vitamin d test... - Pernicious Anaemi...
I had the same thing my step father, mother, and I are low on vitamin d. I would take supplements. Mom went to the doctors and they said sun doesn’t do much good. But I still sun bathe. Just make sure you don’t go a weeks without them supplements or you will feel dizziness, fatigue, and a headache that can crack a nutcracker.
25ug(1000iu vitamin d3 I take daily which is deemed safe. Doctors usually say a bit less.800iu) Grassroots website useful.
Some say uo ti 4000iu daily bit I woukdbt take this much unless your doctor suggests loading doses. Depends how low your reading is. Mine went down to 21. Much better now at 69-72. Convinced it reduced severity of headaches.
Vitamin D3 is more readily used by your body than D2.
Unless you are taking anticoagulants you should take vitamin K2 with the D3, with meals, to give the best results and to lay down calcium in your bones and not your blood vessels.
See what your doctor suggests. He may give you high dose cholecalciferol (D3) tablets or soft gel capsules but could even give you injections to start with.
I use BetterYou D3 and K2 mouth spray as I have absorbtion issues. It is relatively expensive and may not give you a high enough dose but does have both vitamins in the right ratio.
The upper limit for vitamin D is high but too much from supplements over a long time can be a problem so see what your doctor says and make sure you get retested occasionally.
Vitamin D deficiency can made you feel rotten. It can cause depression, anxiety and make your bones hurt. But be careful as D3 should always be taken with K2 because of calcium. I found the best way to get levels up safely is to take cod liver oil from Atlantic cod with naturally occurring d in plus you get benefits if omega 3’s. My level was at 12 should be bottom range 50.
Just a note of caution - K2 is an anticoagulant antagonist and therefore must NOT be taken if the person is on blood thinning drugs as a blood clot would be more serious and potentially immediately deadly than gradual hardening of the blood vessels from slowly deposited calcium.
It's good to always be mindful of this and add a warning/caveat to your otherwise excellent advice of taking K2 with D3.
K2 is not a blood thinner. Vitamin K is. K2 is used as a supplement to help calcium move into the bones instead of our arteries. This supplement is necessary because eggs and meat no longer have K2 in them. When animal's feed changed from grass to corn it was no longer available in these foods. In a grass fed chicken, the eggs will have a very dark yellow-orange yolk. This is caused by the K2. In grass fed beef, the fat around it will have a slight yellow tint. This is also K2.
I am very sorry to be contradictory but your statement above has several inaccuracies. Please see below.
There are two natural forms of vitamin K - K1 is made by plants. This may be eaten by animals and converted in their bodies into K2.
Vitamin K is an anticoagulant antagonist - it is responsible for blood clotting.
Yes, it does help calcium move into the bones instead of our arteries in conjunction with vitamin D3.
Eggs and meat are good sources of vitamin K2, whether the animals/birds are corn or grass fed.
If corn fed, their diets are supplemented by the vitamins and minerals they need to thrive and grow - it is essential to them so they would not do well without it. Grass fed diets - as mostly found in the UK - are more natural and it can be argued this is better. (I personally think so).
In the UK "corn" is usually wheat or barley which have around twice the vitamin K found in USA "corn" which is maize. If they are fed as "wholecrop", with their straw or stova respectedly, they will provide higher levels of vitamin K for the animals.
The yellow in eggs and the fat around grass fed beef is beta carotene which can be converted by our bodies to vitamin A. It is also what makes milk from Jersey and Guernsey cows a deeper creamy colour as they are unable to digest it properly so it is passed on in the milk. It is made by plants, especially carrots, hence why they are orange - and where the name comes from. It is the yellow in grass (seen if you cover grass so it doesn't get enough sunlight to photosynthesise and go green).
Although vitamin K1 is found in leafy green veg/plants and converted to vitamin K2 which is found in eggs and meat, it is not what gives the latter their yellow colour. K1 is involved in photosynthesis and so is more likely to show as green than yellow.
I hope this helps get you back on track!
I was diagnosed with a vit d3 deficiency in 2013, I was prescribed Fultium 4 x 800 a day. It’s peanut oil I believe, it’s also sold over the counter by Boots so should be available in other chemists too. I had to take for 12 weeks. I personally find oil type vit d3 better for me than normal tablet types. For some reason they don’t seem to help, that could just be me though.
In 2017 I started supplementing magnesium which really helps with the vit d3 as well. Good quality vit d3 definitely work better for me, my preferred brand is Solgar which I get from Amazon.
Hope it helps