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How much Vit D3 shpould I take?

I have read about the benefits of taking a Vit d3 supplement but several sources say that a daily suppl;ement of 5,ooo is too high, and can be dangerous,- yet most supplements advertised

are for that amount .Can anyone suggest the best dose to take? I live in Scotland where thaere is little sunshine during the winter.

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It would be best to know your levels first. So ask for the D3 ( 25-OH ) test along with calcium levels. You then treat according to your levels. The link below tells you how much you will need - so when you have your result it may well be in a different measurement - so divide it by 2.5 so it is the same as the American Chart below...

grassrootshealth.net

4000 IU's is considered a normal dose to take throughout the winter - and then re-test before summer starts. VitD improves the uptake of Calcium so also add K2 to prevent the calcium remaining in the arteries.

VitD is fat soluble so best taken with your main meal.... Healthy Origins also do a 2000 IU capsule.

I take 10,000IU's daily :-) I have Crohns so it is good for that and other inflammatory conditions.

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Thanks, Marz, but my GP has refused to test my Vit d levels, says, "... not necessary, as yioyr diet supplies all you need"!

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The assumption is that all our vitamin/mineral levels are fine. If we have an autoimmune condition it has been found that all of the levels may be low particularly, Vit B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

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Absolute tosh ! Sorry ! I have lived in Crete since 2004 - and both hubby and I tested 'insufficient '.....half the world are deficient/insufficient. Have it done privately and prove him WRONG ! Only 25 GBP's from City Assays Birmingham....

vitamindcouncil.org

Click onto Health Conditions at the top of the page and be amazed how many conditions are linked to LOW D. No wonder when there are GP's who think there is sufficient in the diet. When VitD is added to food it is usually the cheapest form they can find and not always compatible with the body.

thefatemperor.com/blog/2014...

OK its 90 minutes long but worth every minute :-)

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Is not as though docs don't know about Vit D (most take it themselves!) - CMO's letter to all GPs....

gov.uk/government/publicati...

J :D

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So government advice sets dosage at 1000iu per day.

I was on that for ages and it didnt help. But believe I have seen some benefits since taking more.

I think I may have suffered from excess calcium at one point as I felt awful. But since adding k2 I have not had any issues. I have in general dropped my intake to 2000iu but take 5000iu when feeling fluey.

I dont think there can be a set level for everyone as everyone will have a different start point.

The added vitamin d in some foods and milk products is not the best for bio availability.

If our foods have the nutritional content of cardboard its no wonder that people become deficient.

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Best to dose according to your results - mentioned - with chart - in my earlier post. On that website - grassroots health - you will read lots of articles related to D. In particular the latest suggestions that the present RDA is far too low and suggest at least 4000 IU's ....

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Yes I never understood how the cereal packaging looked more appealing/nutritious than the disappointing contents (despite being fortified).

By co-incidence hubby just bought me a certain breakfast bar (special extra hidden sickly sugar) ... we are not talking .... I am ungrateful... you bet!

yet to save waste/waist I'll give them to the poor grandkids (or him).

Hw - after finding out I was low (City NHS labs) I dosed 5000iu drops daily - but I don't in the summertime now (and levels drop despite trying to get in the sun as much as poss) I just use a boost 3000iu spray when elbow pain indicates (peppermint flavour - spray not elbow). VitD works with Vit A, magnesium & K2.

J :D

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Some suggested I get mine tested when I found out I was under active I'm glad I did my level was 4 I take 10,000 iu a day an k2 as well

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Hwbrand, vitD3 can be taken daily, alternate days, weekly, or monthly. If you don't know your levels 5,000iu alternate days will be a maintenance dose during the winter months but won't do much to raise low levels. You can order a private vitD3 test for £28 from City Assays thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

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My doctor recently prescribed me 100,000 IU, two of these taken 15 days apart.

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