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    ??? for Cillikat about Vit D or anyone that knows

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    My mom was put on Vit D supplement by her doctor. She is taking a 50,000 dose once per week. Is that more effective than a lower daily dose?

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    My mom had to do this too. She was instructed to continue to take her daily dose at the same time. She was severely D deficient as she lives in very NW Washington state.

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    Just seems like your body wouldn't be able to absorb that amount all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty74 View Post
    Just seems like your body wouldn't be able to absorb that amount all at once.
    It really can't, I think, and that's why they prescribe the mega-dose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty74 View Post
    My mom was put on Vit D supplement by her doctor. She is taking a 50,000 dose once per week. Is that more effective than a lower daily dose?
    Betty, see this link:
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    To put your mind at ease right up front--yes, I took 50,000 IU daily for 3 months. And it did exactly what it wsa susposed to do. Here's my experience.

    I started with a level of 23 and my endochronologist put me on 50,000 IU three times a week. My level went to 28 after 3 mos treatement (still way too low). He upped it to 50,000 IU daily for the next 3 mos. At the end of that period, my Vit D level was 87, slightly above where it should be (toxic level is somewhere over 100, I forget exactly where--120 or 140 maybe; desirable is 40-80). So now he has placed me on 50,000 3 times a week and I am maintaining at around 75.

    I might add that I live in Oklahoma where there is lots of sun in summer months and I work outside in my yard almost daily. So you see, some of us certainly have no problem tolerating the super high dosages of D.

    I have a friend who went on 2000 IU daily and in 3 mos pulled her D up from 11 to 56--a totally different experience from mine. My question is: how can your doctor be certain that you are not one who will react in the way she did in which case the 50,000 might be much too high a dosage for you? You might want to mention these two histories to her.

    Best of luck to you. Isn't it a shame that so little checking was done on Vitamin D in the past? Who knows how long I had the deficiency before it was detected due to a diagnosis of severe osteoporosis with T-scores of spine -3.6 and wrist -4.0.
    http://www.inspire.com/groups/nation...-000-iu-daily/
    I'm glad you asked this question. I had no idea that some people require so much vitamin D to achieve the proper blood levels. This just reinforces the need to get your 25(OH)D Blood level tested and DON'T GUESS.

    PS) My neighbor's doctor advised him to take 20,000 IU D3 daily, "To Be Certain of Getting Enough." He has not had his 25)OH)D blood test so does not know if he is under or over dosing. He has been taking this level for 2 years with no problems. I will send him the above link.

    PSS) Home blood test kits here:
    http://www.zrtlab.com/vitamindcouncil/

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    Thanks for that link, Grizz.

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    Betty,
    Thank YOU for asking that question. I can see now that Mrs Grizz & I absolutely MUST get our blood levels tested for Vitamin D. I think we are OK with 10,000 IU daily, but we could be WAY OFF. I'm ordering 2 tests today, many thanks to you.

    PS) Home blood test kits here, only $65:
    http://www.zrtlab.com/vitamindcouncil/

    PSS) Cillikat's Notes here:
    https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dztmcwq_204jqp4wpc3

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    I had my D tested and it was 60, which is good. It is amazing how different people can be. My mom and I live in the same area and get about the same sun exposure. I have been supplementing with 5000IU for a number of months though.

    Let us know what your tests show.

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    Are we talking D2 or D3 here? It seems to me that typically the prescribed 50,000 IU is D2.

    Note Dr. Davis's comments on this bloghttp://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/20...-get-sick.html

    http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/20...itamin-d2.html
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    We are talking about D3, which is what Dr. Davis & the D-Council recommends.

    See the chart, upper left corner for the SHOCKING range of blood test results.
    http://www.grassrootshealth.net/

    I am ordering a Vitamin D Blood test for my entire family. We save $10 by ordering 4 or more at one time.

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