Reply To: Hi Live in India. I am 41 yr male, dark brown skinned. My vitamin D (25 hydroxy (OH) is 7.0 ng/ml. I have persistent pain in bigger thighs, arms and calf muscles. Dr recommended me to take 600,000 iU of D3 (brand name Arachitol) by injection. After one month of this injection, i need to take 60,000 iu orally per week for 3 months. My questions are:
1). Are the doses ok?
2) in addition to the supplement, I plan to have sun exposure. India is a sunny country. So can I sit for 20-30 minutes with minimum clothes in morning (at about 30 minutes past sunrise). Is this much exposure sufficient.
3). During day, If I wear thin white clothes on upper body, can It help in further producing the vitaminD. Or it must be strictly a bare skin exposure to sun? Please help. Thank you