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Hi, I have a 28.5lb toddler with a vitamin d level of 29.9 how much should I supplement to get him to the 80-100 range? He is not talking yet and has some hyperactivity, but not diagnosed with any developmental disorders. I am hoping the appropriate vitamin D levels will help with these symptoms.

Asked by  Gle0737 on July 7, 2017

  •  Gle0737 on

    See title

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  •  Gle0737 on

    I should note the 29.9 level was tested after a week of 1600iu daily vitamin d3 gummy supplements.

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  •  IAW on

    I am not a doctor, so you know upfront. I would continue on the same amount you are giving since the test was taken only one week after beginning treatment. Usually we tell people to stay on any given amount for 8 weeks and then test. That way you know what level you are at on any given amount taken. It then makes it easier to decide how much to increase by. Normally we recommend 1000iu for every 25lbs of body weight for children. Right now we do not know what your child’s level will end up being on the 1600iu. Since these are “mild” things (not diagnosed with developmental delays), then the 1600iu and some “time” may be all that is needed.
    I do not think that 2000iu a day will cause any issues. I would settle on an amount, though, and then retest in 8 weeks.
    You also need to have co-factors covered by diet or supplements and you can read about those here if you have not done so already at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. Magnesium is the one that is harder to get in today’s diets and could also be part of the issue.
    Come back and let me know how your toddler is doing and/or if you have any more questions.

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