How much Vitamin D for a Level of 32

by Kim
(Minnesota)

Our son just started taking a muli vitamin which has 800 mg of vitamin D. He has been complaining that his neck and back ache, along with a headache. We are confused if this is due to magnesium deficiency, or if this is normal. We read some people experience pain for awhile before they feel better. Would you please give us advice on how much vitamin D is safe, and if magnesium (350 mg) should be taken at the same time.


Also, his multi vitamin contains 5,000 iu's of beta carotene and 5,000 iu's of palmitate. Could this be causing his pain?

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Kim

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Vitamin D is dosed by weight
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen

Vitamin D is dosed by approximate weight. If your son is a 20 pound two year old, then his dosage would be entirely different than if he were a morbidly obese 30 year old.

So, I would need to know how old your son is and how much he weighs.


Kerri KNox, RN

Level 32 Magnesium -19 yr old
by: Anonymous

Thank you for writing back so quickly. Our son is 19 years old and after supplementing for at least a month his levels are 32. He was getting headaches when we have him a vitamin with D so I am leery to try. He also was diagnosed with Gilbert's syndrome and any advice for vitamin supplements would be greatly appreciated. We were wondering how much vitamin d and if it should be taken at the same time as his magnesium.
Thank you.

Follow the page on Vitamin D Therapy
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen

You can just follow the page on Vitamin D Therapy with one exception. He's almost certainly quite magnesium deficient, so I would first follow the instructions on the Magnesium Dosage page for about a month to resolve his magnesium deficiency first before giving any more vitamin d.

I don't know the implications of how Gilbert's syndrome would affect vitamin d or other vitamins. Vitamin D is processed by the liver, but that doesn't sound like Gilbert's syndrome would affect anything having to do with vitamin d conversion. I simply don't know enough about Gilbert's to help you out with anything about it, unfortunately.


Kerri Knox, RN

Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your expertise. I will make sure we give him magnesium for atleast a month before we add Vitamin D. Your website is very helpful and I appreciate all you do.

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