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    Vitamin D

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    I've done a vitamin D blood test, quite a while ago (in may 2011).
    It came up as 16 ng/ml in the Vitamin D 25 (OH) test.
    Is this test accurate?

    If so, am I fucked? XD

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    Just means you should supplement Vitamin D and/or get a boatload more sun...

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    You won't die, but yes, get more sun and/or supplement. When you are that low, you need to start supplementing high (10,000 IU/day).

    Where did you get this testing done? Your doctor should have told you what to do if you got it done in the office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    You won't die,
    Not entirely true from the perspective of what being deficient in vitamin D can contribute to. A deficiency can also be a symptom of disease.

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    True, there's just a lot of panicky newbs on lately and most of the time they just need to use a little common sense.
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    My doctor told me that, but it seems he took it quite lightly, told me to supplement with a 400 dose, (pretty damn low). I'm gonna buy a vitamin D supplement ASAP.

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    400 is the RDA which is very low. It's not going to raise your blood levels much if at all. You can safely supplement past 10,000 IU/day (I do 8,000 in the winter and 4,000 in the summer), and vitamin D is dirt cheap so it won't cost much.

    I recommend Carlson's drops since they are dissolved in coconut oil and are ridiculously easy to take (just drop them on your tongue) and should be highly absorbable since they are in fat. I get the kind that's 4000 IU per drop and it works out to about $0.08/day.
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    I was very low & needed 8,000 IUs to get my level up. Haven't been sick in over 2 years!

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    Thanks for the info!
    Though I find it hard to believe I'll find carlson's here. (in Israel). But I'll hope for the best.
    I think I'll take a decent dosage and have a blood test in about 2 weeks. (or sooner if I'll feel like it).
    The only reason I even think about taking a blood test is because that blood test I mentioned earlier is from may 2011. My vitamin D level might be a little better now.

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    DrLove,

    NO ! ! NO ! !

    You must take your new level (10,000 IU Daily ) of Vitamin D3 for at least 3 months before getting your next blood test. The reason for this is it takes time for all of your body reservoirs to "Fill Up" Then after your next blood test, you can adjust your dosage up or down as required. Each 1,000 IU change in dosage results in a 10 ng/ml change in blood level. Your goal is 80 ng/ml to 100 ng/ml per Dr. Kruse.

    See these links:
    Vitamin D optimization thoughts - Jack Kruse
    Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency sweeping the world

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