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Hello D Council:-). My doctor advice me to not take vitamin D supplement nor going out in the sun. Living in Norway and all these talk about importance of vitamin D, I start wonder if this can be right? The reason is my elevated S-1,25 Hyd. Vit. D, which is beyound the range (50-110), my level is around 200. Still my other blood test of S-25 Hydr. Vit. D is always low (usually beetween 27-30). I have been told that S-1,25 Hyd. Vit. D is the active form of vitamin D, the form the body uses….so it make a kind of sense to not supplement if this level is to high….but then again my S-25 Hydr. Vit. D is very low and after what i have understand the body cant produce vitamin D….and you need it from either the sun or supplement…. Some doctors say that elevated S-1,25 Hyd. Vit. D can be due to chronic infection. I know i have som issues with my intestine….low count of beneficial bacteria (stool analysis) I am struggling with sleep disorders and depression and it seems that the situation is becoming worse and more problems like fatigue arises as years passes by…any advice is appreciated. Best Regards Geir

Asked by  gsnilstv24310300 on October 10, 2015

  •  gsnilstv24310300 on

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  •  IAW on

    In Norway do they measure Vitamin D in nmol/l or ng/ml?
    “The simple fact is that when Vitamin D stores are low (25-Hydroxy levels), then 1.25 D goes “high”. (So they have it very wrong.)
    You may want to read this http://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=140 and this https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/activated-vitamin-d-vs-25ohd-levels-what-should-you-measure/.
    We recommend taking D3 and 5000iu a day to hopefully reach a minimum blood level of 50ng/ml or 125nmol/l. If you are more than the average weight of 150lbs then you may have to take more to reach that goal. We already know that taking 10,000iu is safe and even though the upper end of the range is 100ng/ml or 250nmol/l we know that 150ng/ml or 300nmol/l will not cause harm. If your Vitamin D is measured as nmol/l then you are very low and may want to take more like 8000-10,000iu for two months until your levels have increased then try a maintenance dosage of 5000iu.
    I believe all your health problems that you mentioned above can be corrected with Vitamin D. You should also read the following it is very important https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. (The magnesium part is VERY important and if you are deficient, and most people are, then the Vitamin D may cause you symptoms.
    We also do like to hear “success” stories so feel free to let us know what happens!
    Let me know if you have more questions! May you feel better soon.
    Also do not use cod liver oil it contains too much preformed vitamin A!

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