Limited Time: Grab your FREE Box of Dark Chocolate Almond Bars Get Yours>>Close
Open
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Question about Vitamin D.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    324

    Question about Vitamin D.

    Shop Now
    I found out my vitamin D level was 20. Even after taking 2000iu for quite a while. I upped the dose to 10000iu a day. I can't afford another test. How long on average does it take to bring up your D levels? I burn very easily so don't get a lot of sun even though I live in Az.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    3,734
    Everyone's different, but the average is 3-6 months, from what I have seen with my clients.

    Maintenance dosage is generally 1000 IUs per 25 lbs of body weight.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    324
    Thank you Dragonfly, that's a close enough estimate for me. So at 1000iu per 25lbs, I should be taking 8000iu anyhow.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    3,734
    Yes, for maintenance, but I took 12,000 IUs for 6 months to get my levels up.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    324
    I stopped at 10,000 because the research I read said it was safe. Is there a max that shouldn't be exceeded at any one time?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    3,734
    10,000 IUs is safe. 20,000 IUs is generally considered the upper limit.

    Our skin will make up to 20,000 IUs per day from sun exposure.

    However, when I feel like I am coming down with a cold, I take 40,000 IUs per day for 2-3 days. No problems. D3 get used up by stress, fighting infections, inflammation, etc.

    Make sure you are getting A & K from diet & supplement Magnesium --all are co-factors of D3.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    324
    I eat plenty of Liver and I take a mag supplement 250mg of mag citrate. I also eat fermented foods.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    3,734

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,869
    You may have trouble with utilizing it in the supplement form.

    You should reeeeaally get sun.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Denver Suburbs, CO
    Posts
    1,700
    Shop Now
    Also take D3 with your fattiest meal of the day as it is fat soluble and this can almost double your body's ability to absorb it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •