I was deficient in Vit D 51nmol. Dr added 2000UI, lvl jumped to 74nmol which is now normal. In my last blood test Vit D went back to 54nmol eventhough I was still taking 2000UI daily. Why did that happen? Now Dr doubled my dose to 4000UI and he told me I can buy it on my own from Amazon or Costco 2500UI 2x pills for a total of 5000UI daily. Why does my blood Vit D get low despite supplementation?
I never get outside so its not the sun Vit D.
@Aziz make sure you are getting Vit D3 or your body can’t really assimilate it and you may just stay deficient. I am deficient right now also.
i am also defficiante and take 50000 daily
50 000UI daily? Or you mean 5000UI?
I was also deficient for awhile. The doc prescribed me vitamin D3. I took it until it ran out and then bought my own pills. Doc has not brought it up since so I don’t know if I still am deficient or not.
@Aziz yes sorry hit the extra 0
It will show in the blood test. How much was your dose? My Dr told me I can buy my own Vit D as its much cheaper than the pharmacy. I got from Amazon 180 pills 2500UI for 5$CA. Also calcium you can buy on your own.
I don’t remember the prescribed dose, but the bottle I’m taking pills from in morning now says “125mg (5000 IU)”. Thanks for the reminder btw, I am almost out. Need to order more.
They found out I was vit D deficient when I was in hospital after my falls. It’s not really surprising as I’ve not been outdoors for a walk for a very long time due to lower back pain/COVID/the falls. I’m on Accrete D3 tablets.
I’ve so far had to turn down 2 appointments for a dexa scan… Although I managed to get up and down the practice stairs at the rehab unit, and into my flat OK, going down the stairs here is more problematic.The steps here are narrower and steeper… My (s)daughter wants me checked first by the physios to make sure I’m safe. She’s told me she’d never forgive herself if I fell down the stairs. The physios are conspicuous by their absence . Added to all this is the fact I’ve not had the Covid booster shots, with Covid cases rising here in the UK.
I have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency so my body doesn’t absorb nutrients properly. So my vitamin d levels are always severely low. I have to take 2,000 UI everyday and they are still very low.
Body has difficulty absorbing vitamins on their own. Try getting sunlight if it is sunny outside. Might want to take vitamin d supplements with some fatty food.
Do you know contents of energy drink “5-hour ENERGY” They contain upto 10x or more daily required amount of vitamins. Not only to give you energy boost but because body can’t absorb nutrients on their own properly.
I was also Vit.D deficient, started taking 4000 IU of D3, and it’s normal now. Living in Alaska, there’s no sunlight for 6 months, so supplementation is also recommended…even in summer cuz then we wear long sleeves to keep off the mosquitoes. I also had to do iron infusions last year cuz it was so low…I used to donate blood every 8 weeks but had to stop cuz of this.
Everyone needs to supplement vitamin D, except if they spend a lot of time in the sun. I guess our ancestors were more outdoor people…farmers, sailors, hunters…now people often avoid the sun. Ozone layer is much thinner now too, so sun is more dangerous.
I take a vitamin D supplement after the doctor recommended it.
I don’t think that’s how it works. Light skinned people are more likely to be negatively affected by sunlight. Particularly those who don’t seem to get tanned. Instead they get skin burns.
I agree with what you say, but I’m also pretty sure I have heard on several occasions on documentaries that because the ozone layer is thinner the radiation from the sun is stronger and it’s easier to burn.
I had my D3 levels tested and they found I was extremely low on D3, my psychiatrist prescribed 5000 IU gelcaps and I started taking them months ago, at first I felt like it effected my cognition and fried my brain but after a few days it stopped and now I feel good, I got tested again and my D3 levels are going up but still a little low, hopefully I will be better within a few months.
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