My 5 year old son is currently on 1,000 iu D3, since September, and just got his serum D level which is 30 ng/ml, his doctor says to keep this dose until April and then no vitamin D until the next cold season, but I've noticed a dramatic change in his behavior every autumn, he is more inattentive, runs along the fences, is moody and looks tired all the time, he doesn't have a diagnosis of autism or adhd, because he didn't meet enough criteria, although every autumn he looks like having these conditions; I would try to increase his dose, but not sure how much to give him (he weights 44 lbs), also he takes Omega3 at the same time with D3, and on the bottle is written vitamin A intake: 90-195 iu. Is it ok to continue mix them? Thank you in advance for your answering!

Asked by  ana schp on December 7, 2015

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    He just is not getting enough Vitamin D. We promote a level of 50ng/ml to be healthy. So you are not crazy, his symptoms come from low levels.
    For children we promote 1000iu for every 25lbs of body weight and as you can see he does not reach a level of 50ng/ml. So he probably needs a minimum of 1700iu a day. Does he take a multi because there may be some in there? Does he eat a lot of milk products because there is some in there? My point is you could raise his Vitamin D intake to 1500iu and hope the balance is in his diet. If his symptoms stop then that is enough. If not then you may want to go to the 2000iu. If he gets “a lot” of sunshine during the summer then he does not need to take any BUT if not then I would give him at least half his dosage through the summer.
    If you have not already read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/ you really need to. Make sure he is receiving everything listed or has an excellent diet. There is some controversy on the preformed Vitamin A . Dr. Cannel feels we get enough in our diets of “preformed” and that we probably should not supplement with it. At maximum they suggest to follow the government guidelines and there is a link there. If I do the math correctly then preformed should be for him about 1300. They do add it to processed food also.
    You certainly can mix them, there is no problem that I am aware of.
    Vitamin D should only make him better and not cause any symptoms. If you have any more questions let us know. We also welcome hearing “success” stories.

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