I was at 17 vitamin D level on September 6. My nutritionist put my on 10,000IU per day of a Vit D Supplement along with 450mg of a calcium citrate supplement. I retested my level after four weeks and was up to 52 and tested again last week and am at 82. How much vitamin D supplement do you recommend for me to maintain a healthy level?

Asked by  knaidu on November 5, 2014

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  • knaidu
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    Do you have any health issues?

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  • knaidu
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    No major health issues at this time other than high triglycerides of 150. VLDL is 30 which is also a little high. I am 45 years old, 140lbs and had been feeling foggy and exceptionally tired before I started on the Vitamin D supplements. I am just wondering how many IUs a day I should be taking to maintain a healthy level of Vitamin D. My Vitamin D was at an 82 when I last tested the end of October so I went totally off the supplements for now until I have clarity on a recommended daily dosage to maintain a healthy level. What are your thoughts? Thank you.

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  • IAW
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    First of all I hope that the MEASUREMNENT OF VITAMIN D is in ng/ml if not this would make a huge difference in answers. Your levels increased fairly quickly in my opinion and that is not a bad thing just an observation. The VDC promotes 5000 iu a day which should get most people to a level of 50 ng/ml as the minimum acceptable. If you stayed on the 10,000 iu it might level off, have a measurement under 100 ng/ml and you could stay there. (Acceptable by the VDC is 50 – 100 ng/ml.) You could go down to the 5000 iu and retest again at some point to see if it will maintain a level of 50 ng/ml or a little over. If you go down to the 5000 iu then you can also go by how you feel. If your symptoms increase again, then go half way between 5000 iu and 10,000 iu (7000 iu) and try that. Then eventually retest to see what level you are at. I WOULD RESTART THE VITAMIN D now (even at a lower amount) or you are going to lose any momentum that you have gained.

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  • knaidu
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    Makes sense. Thank you!

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