Hi, I measured my Vitamin D for the first time in January in order to try and get my PCOS in order. It was only 20. Since then I have taken 5000iu D3 daily and it has just risen to 42. I will continue taking 5000iu and measure my value again in three months. Do I need to take more than the RDI of vitamin K if I take such doses of vitamin D or is a supplement of 9 mcg enough in either case (disregarding addition from diet)?

Asked by  ulrikalu67534300 on June 23, 2015

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  • ulrikalu67534300
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    You can read more about Vitamin K at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. Either make sure you have enough in your diet or take a supplement.

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    • ulrikalu67534300
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      Hi! I have now reached a vitamin D of 61 ng/ml using 5000 IU daily. What dosage should I keep taking to stay around this value?

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    Well it would seem to me that maybe you reached 61ng/ml by taking 5000iu and some sunshine? This is because you never changed the amount that you took from the beginning but your level increased. So if you live at a latitude that will still promote Vitamin D synthesis over the winter, than you could just stick with the 5000iu . Being at 60ng/ml will be fine. If not, you may want to increase your intake to 6-7000iu for the winter months or else your level may fall again. The alternative to that thought would be that at 5000iu it took 10 months of taking 5000iu per day to “repair” your bodily deficit and “once caught up” it finally settled on the 61ng/ml. I would not do any less than 5000iu a day especially since you have PCOS.
    Has what you have taken helped your PCOS if you do not mind me asking? SInce you have PCOS you may also want to think about maintaining a higher Vitamin D level to see if it changes anything.

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    Hi, Thanks for the detailled answer. I will continue taking 6-7000 iu then since sunshine won’t give me any vitamin d here in winter.
    Unfortunately, so far I haven’t seen any improvement in my PCOS. Which level is recommended for PCOS?

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    Hi, Thanks for the detailed answer. I will continue taking 6-7000 iu then since sunshine won’t give me any vitamin d here in winter.
    Unfortunately, so far I haven’t seen any improvement in my PCOS. Which level is recommended for PCOS?

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    There is not a “recommended level” per se for PCOS. Many times if you have a condition/disease Dr. Cannell says to go to the upper end of the range so that would be 80-100ng/ml. We do know it is safe to take 10,000iu a day and a level of up to 150ng/ml is safe but not promoted. So you could try 10,000iu and see if it changes anything for you. I think you will also possible need time to “heal”.

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