I am scared I have taken too much Vit d3. I took 15,000 iu per day for the last two weeks. On the bottle it said to take one to 3 pills (each pill is 5,000iu). I started them as I saw a study that d3 deficiency is a cause for Fibroids. I have not had my levels tested but didn't know you could take too much. I just feel very "antsy" or kind of strange and also tired but not sleeping well which is why I thought maybe I took too much. Now I read you aren't supposed to take that much d? Please let me know how long this D will stay in my system. I am not going to take any more of it.

Asked by  gollydolly on November 23, 2014


  • Jeff Nicklas
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     Jeff Nicklas on

    It is generally considered that the safe upper limit of daily vitamin D intake is 10,000 IU/day.

    That being said, everybody is different and may require more or less vitamin D to reach and maintain levels in the healthy range of 40 to 80 ng/ml.

    If you are concerned that you’ve taken too much vitamin D, it is best that you work with your doctor to find out your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D toxicity usually doesn’t occur until you are at a level of 150 ng/ml or higher.

    Furthermore, if you do not have very high levels and wish to keep taking a daily dose of 10,000 IU or more, you should continue to work under your doctor’s supervision to ensure that the dose you are taking is safe and effective.

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  • IAW
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     IAW on

    If you go out in the sunshine in the summer at noon you can make 15,000 iu or more naturally. So the amount you took is really not a problem. If you are deficient in Vitamin D (and probably are) it is probably already all used up.
    I am 100% sure you caused yourself a magnesium deficiency! So please read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. You have to take the co-factors with the Vitamin D. Get yourself some magnesium (and not magnesium oxide) take between 500 – 700 mg a day!

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