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I was diagnosed with low vitamin d (12) and took 50000 D2 for 3 months. I now need to take over the counter D3. Question is does it need K2 with it, or/and Calcium. What does the D3 need to have with it. I see formulas with K2 but someone told me that I also need calcium because the D3 would deplete my calcium. Please help! Thanks

Asked by  ride4god on July 21, 2017

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    I recommend everyone read the following at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. Now if you have a good diet and all of these things are in your diet, then you do not need to supplement.
    Probably the number one thing people fall short on in their diet is magnesium. The next one is probably Vitamin K. As for calcium it is not mentioned in the above article. Vitamin D helps calcium absorb from the intestines for use in your body and bones. Vitamin K helps direct calcium to your bones and away from soft tissues where you do not want it. Again if there is enough in your diet, then there is no need to worry. If people are already lacking in any of these things before taking Vitamin D, then Vitamin D can cause the levels to go lower. This is only because now that your body has the Vitamin D it needs to run your body properly, it looks for these co-factors to go with it to complete its job.
    If being low on Vitamin D has already caused bone issues, then you may or may not need extra calcium.
    If the Vitamin D makes a mineral go too low, you will end up with symptoms. If that happens, come back and tell me what symptoms you have.
    What worries me more is the D2 you took. From now on only take D3 no matter what. Science has found that it is better taking D3 on a daily basis rather than weekly and definitely not a monthly dose. The next thing is how much of a maintenance dosage were you directed to take. You should take 5000iu a day if you weigh an average of 150lbs. If you weigh more, you have to take more.
    If by any chance you have “health issues”, then you may also want to take more than 5000iu a day.
    Science has already proved that at levels below 40ng/ml and your risk for cancer and autoimmune disease “rises dramatically”.

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