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    My vitamin D started at 8 in January and now I am up to 60! Yeah!

    Since January I have been taking 50,000 IU twice a week and 8-12,000 a few times a week. My doctor suggested 2,000 for maintenance... what do you think about that?

    I live in the Pacific Northwest.

    Thanks for any input!

  • #2
    Great level!

    The recommendation for maintenance from the Vitamin D Council is 1,000 IUs per 25 lbs of body weight.
    I am ~125 and take 6,000 IUs (just to be on the safe side.)
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    • #3
      Thanks, Dragonfly! I was really happy to hear my results! I had a really hard time trying to get my level up...for two years! It wasn't until I bought the liquid drops (Carlson's) and took more than what was prescribed that I finally got it up...plus going Primal probably helped a great deal! I knew it had to be higher than 2,000... I'd be back down to 8 in no time at that level.

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      • #4
        I'm in Cleveland Oh. Mine stays in the 70's on 5000iu/day, up from 21. Do the 2000iu for 90 days and get new blood work. If it dropped, bump it up. 170lbs. Holy crap, you were at 8?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pyro13g View Post
          I'm in Cleveland Oh. Mine stays in the 70's on 5000iu/day, up from 21. Do the 2000iu for 90 days and get new blood work. If it dropped, bump it up. 170lbs. Holy crap, you were at 8?
          That's what I was thinking too! Mine was at 21 and I thought that was crazy low, 8 is like Phantom of the Opera hermit no sunlight ever kind of low!

          Congrats on getting your levels up! I can't wait to see what mine are at when I get them re-checked in about a month, I've been taking a lot less than you're taking though. I started out at 5,000, but upped it to 8,000 daily for the last month or so.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by OperaDivaMom View Post
            Mine was at 21 and I thought that was crazy low, 8 is like Phantom of the Opera hermit no sunlight ever kind of low!
            Ha, ha... that's funny! I am kind of a hermit...lol... but I am out in the sun at least an hour a day walking my dog and then in and out throughout the day. And in the summer I would sit outside for about an hour in addition to being out walking my dog with no sunscreen and I still couldn't get it up to a normal level. I wonder if it had to do with damaged digestion from gluten.

            I know... I can't believe I was at 8... I hope it doesn't have long-term affects.

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