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Hello, I have had my blood test result and my body is currently experiencing a severe deficit of Vitamin D (result was 12,3ng/mL). I'm female, 5'3" and weight 43kg. I started immediately taking Vitamin D3 4000IU (100ug) 1 capsule a day (started around a week ago). I had booked a consultation with family doctor to follow up on this but it was cancelled today and I cannot reschedule because I am about to travel for a 4-months trip abroad. I'm taking with me another bottle of 60 capsules. So that would be 120 days (4 months) of daily Vitamin D3 at 4000IU (100ug) (1 capsule per day). Should this be sufficient to correct the deficiency or would it be too much to cause a problem? Should there be breaks, like 1 caps per week, or 6 days taking and 1 day not? I can only test again to check if it normalised when I return (in 4 months). Is there another way of testing, apart from blood test, (perhaps something one can buy over the counter, like urine ph strip test)? Thank you for your attention.
Thank you for taking the time to answer. I really appreciate it. I was very unsure if I should have bought the 10.000iu instead of the 4.000iu. I will retest when I return (calcium levels were good a…
Posted by anna | 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
diagnosed with TNBC, I was recommended a dosage of 50,000 vitamin D3 once a week. Feel uncomfortable taking that high of a dosage. Is it ok to take 10,000 and 100mg of K2 each day? Just need advise as to when I should take vitamin D3 and with what for better absorbption and for directing where the calcium goes. Should it be with food? Do I need a calcium too etc???? Also, what would the side effects be if my body couldn't handle the 10,000 D3??
First it is better to take Vitamin D on a daily basis. So the 50,000iu once a week equals about 7-8000iu a day. With your diagnosis I would take a minimum of 10,000iu a day. I can try and alleviate y…
Posted by IAW | 13 hours, 41 minutes ago
It's a damn disgrace that you charge a fee for readers to get information about Vitamn D. Shame on you.
There is a lot of information on this website that is for free! Most of it has been brought to you by people like me that paid a $50.00 fee for a one year membership. This membership fee and also don…
Posted by IAW | 8 months, 3 weeks ago
I've began to supplement Vitamin d3&k2 combo. D3:3000IE / K2: 45ug. I felt great the first month, my sleep decreased like 2 hours in total by first day and i still felt energized, it further decreased 2 hours after a month and i felt tired, got insomnia for a while so i started use even more magnesium. 1600mg of magnesium citrate&lysin chelate= 486mg elemental, wasn't enough. So i used chloride magnesium and that saved my insomnia so i can fall asleep, that gives probably atleast 2000 elemental with my rub, an ounce gives 3262mg elemental magnesium!. I still have problems sleeping a whole night. I go to bed at 9 and waking up at 3 and are tired, thirsty and having a headache usually. I thought to myself that i got hypercalcemia due to my symptoms. I did use alot of calcium as supplement because i couldn't fall asleep without it either, so i guess my whole mineral supplies are unbalanced to say the least. I did however had no issues with supplements before i introduced vitamin d3 to my diet. Am i sensitive to the type of vitamin d3 in my supplement? Are there different vitamin d3 sources? Should i stick to a lower dose?
I do not know if you will come back to read this. If you figure this all out at some point, I would appreciate if you came back and told me what happened. For example if you use a lower amount of Vit…
Posted by IAW | 10 months, 3 weeks ago