Hi. I am pretty new to all this so I have a question which probably seems a bit basic. Apologies. Anyway, I don't know what my vitimin D was at diagnosis but I recently had it tested and it was around 170 plus. I was told this was high and that I need just to take around 1,000 iu a week, whereas I had been taking sometimes up to 9000 a day. I stopped taking any for a couple of weeks because my level and the amount I had been taking seemed to shock the GP. I know OMS advocates much higher levels than most countries' health authorities so I want to start taking it again - I am just not sure how much. What sort of amount would it make sense to take each day given my level when tested? Thank you for reading!
Hi! You didnâ€™t give units but if youâ€™re using only supplementation Iâ€™d think 9,000iu is very reasonable for winter. Here are my notes on D. If anyone sees any issues Iâ€™d appreciate the feedback. Be well, everyone!
Vitamin D Goals
~150 nmol/L (~60 ng/ml) blood level (2.5 conversion)
~200 nmol (80ng/ml) may be optimal.
This will require supplementation unless you live in the tropics.
Summer: At our latitude (~40 North) 10-15 minutes of sun on most of body 3 x week should do it.
This amount of sun does not increase skin cancer risk.
Have to do blood test to learn exact numbers but a good starting place is:
Winter 5000-10,000 iu daily
Summer 2000-5000 iu daily