The reason to get tested first, is so we can see just how low your level is and therefore how much you should take for the first 8 weeks. It also gives us a base to compare to once you have taken any given amount for 8 weeks. So I will give you an example. Let’s say you tested and your level is 10ng/ml. This is very low and I would suggest the 10,000iu a day. If you tested and your level was 29ng/ml, then I would probably say take the 5-6000iu a day. Now let’s say at the end of 8 weeks and your beginning level was 10ng/ml and it is now 80ng/ml, you could go to a maintenance dosage which will then keep your level at our recommended 50ng/ml or above. Now let’s say your beginning level was the 29ng/ml and you took 6000iu a day for 8 weeks and your level is now 32ng/ml, something is wrong. You either need to take a lot more or you might not be absorbing the Vitamin D. Then we would have to try and figure out what is causing this.
The odds are you are Vitamin D deficient! The only thing we do not know is how far your level is below 50ng/ml. At levels below 40ng/ml studies show your chance for cancer and autoimmune disease rises “dramatically”.