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I'm taking 5000 IU Vit D3 in 1000 IU pill form. Is it better to take the 5000 IU all at once or should I distribute them in 1000 IU pills throughout the day? Or does it not make any difference. What can you tell me about absorption? (I have prostate cancer).

Asked by  klaus8889942700 on February 11, 2015

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  •  IAW on

    I am so sorry to hear you are dealing with prostate cancer and wish you the best.
    To answer the question, you can take it all at once. Have you just started taking Vitamin D or have you been doing so for awhile? Have you had your blood levels checked? What did you mean by absorption rates?
    Have you read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/prostate-cancer/.
    I would like to encourage you to take a higher amount of Vitamin D! No one knows in a “diseased state” how much Vitamin d gets used up. The recommended 5000 iu is to keep from getting sick. You probably need a lot more right now. I would encourage you though, if you decide to take higher amounts, then please read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. (Magnesium is very important!)
    How much higher? The “official” safe upper limit is 10,000 iu. The upper part of the range is 100ng/ml (250nmol/l). Some of the VDC “members” take that amount or higher and again we are not in a diseased state. There is proof that 40,000 iu is safe and that a blood level of 150ng/ml is safe.
    By all means if you keep checking back to your question, other members may “chime in” with good advice. They are all busy and it sometimes takes awhile to respond. Any more questions, please ask!

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  •  Rita Celone Umile on

    <3 There’s some great research out there on prostate cancer and vitamin D. Google “prostate cancer, vitamin D and Reinhold Vieth.” What is your Gleason Score?

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