Interpreting Vitamin D Blood Test Results
What's the Right Dose of Vitamin D injections?

by Om Ali
(Kuwait, Kuwait city)

Vitamin D injections can Increase <br> Your Vitamin D Blood Level Too

Vitamin D injections can Increase
Your Vitamin D Blood Level Too

I have tested my vitamin d3 level and it is 35.47 nmol/l and the normal range is written on the result paper to be 50-80 nmol/l.


Is my Vitamin D blood level too low?


My doctor has Prescribed for me three Vitamin D Injections, each of a concentration of 600,000 IU, each one to be taken once per month for 3 months.

Shall I take those injections?

After that, should I take supplements daily?


I am scared that this vitamin d3 deficiency causes other diseases and especially, I'm scared of cancer.

So do I need to take a daily dose or supplement of vitamin D3 to prevent cancer?

If yes, what is the dose needed for me to take everyday according to my test results of vitamin d3 and which brand of vitamin d3 supplements do you recommend?

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What's the Right Dose of Vitamin D injections?

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Vitamin D Blood Test Results
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

Yes, Om, your Vitamin D level is too low, despite the fact that you live in Sunny Kuwait!

You seem to have a very progressive doctor who is treating your Vitamin D deficiency VERY aggressively. Congratulations on having such a forward thinking doctor. Please thank him for me!!

Om, the total dose of Vitamin D that you will be getting in 3 months is 1,800,000 IU's, that's One Million Eight Hundred Thousand.

While that seems like A LOT of Vitamin D, it's just an aggressive treatment regimen that is unlikely to cause any harm to you.

In some countries, doctors give elderly patients one shot of 600,000 IU's once yearly just to prevent Vitamin D deficiency.

One study had a group of healthy men take over 2,000,000 IU's of Vitamin D - that's two million- in a six week period without any signs of toxicity!


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It would be prudent to get your Vitamin D level checked again about a month after your last dose to see where your level is at.

Then depending upon your level, you could choose to supplement according to your doctor's guidelines, or you could follow the The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey who recommend that if your Vitamin D Level- 25(OH)D level is:

* 55 nmol/L or Higher,then take 3800 IU's per day
* 54 nmol/L or LOWER, then take 5000 IU's per day



Be sure to get your Vitamin D Level checked AT LEAST yearly.

You should switch to Vitamin D3 Supplements

While Vitamin D is a Risk Factor for Cancer, there are many other reasons why people get cancer. If you want to reduce your risk of cancer, definitely get your vitamin d level up to 'optimal' levels.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Cant Get my Doctor to Listen
by: Shar

4 years ago I couldnt get out much (in the sun). Also in Scotland we don't get that much sun anyway.




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I developed a weak leg and it started to affect my other leg. The first Doctor just sent me to a physio (physical therapist) that didn't help. The second Doctor did blood tests and sent me for spinal x rays that were negative. Blood tests came back with the creatine kinase (CK) higher. I told him that I don't get out much. I got another doctor to check me and got sent for electricial tests. That one sent me to a "so- called" Neurologist. I mentioned vitamin D to him and He said that no one is Vitamin D Deficient.

I started to take vitamin D 400 iu's per day, then ended up doubling it. I doubled it again and then found 5000 iu pills and began taking that every day. 1 year later I got the Blood Spot Test Kit and my level was now at 28 ng/ml.

It concerns me that my level was so low. How do I get doctors to listen. I've lost my job over it.


Muscle Weakness and Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Hi Shar,

Thanks for sharing such a sensitive subject. It sounds as if you've really had a rough time.

First, the Creatine Kinase blood test that you mention is a test for muscle wasting, so you're muscles were deteriorating fairly significantly for it to be picked up on a blood test.

When you say that you weren't getting out much, you really meant it!



But also, you are making a very good point for my readers- you have been taking 5000 IU's of Vitamin D per day for the past year, yet your Vitamin D blood level is 28 ng/ml.


Shar, this is STILL moderate Vitamin D deficiency! According to the current research, your Vitamin D level should be between 50 to 80 ng/ml- so you are really only HALFWAY TO NORMAL LEVELS!!

This is a common problem. People think that they "Should" have higher levels, but research shows that we just need A LOT of Vitamin D to get our levels within normal limits!!!


That's why researchers are suggesting that you should Have Your Vitamin D Level Checked at least yearly!



You also make another good point about Vitamin Deficiencies and other common problems masquerading as Neurologic Problems!!

Doctors definitely don't look for Vitamin D Deficiency, Mental Changes from Vitamin B12 Deficiency, parasites or mercury toxicity when they get patients with neurologic problems. But those are exactly the problems that I find when people come to me with neurologic problems- even Alzheimers, Multiple Sclerosis and Autism.


They often have simple to treat medical problems that get misdiagnosed. And people are doomed to a lifetime of Chronic Illness!!! It's VERY sad, but true..


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Talking to Your Doctor about Vitamin D Deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

As far as talking to doctors is concerned, it is
very much an art. Doctors are all different and, while we think that doctors all base their decisions on the latest science, it's not necessarily true.

They often base their decisions on tradition and 'standard practice'- not necessarily the latest science.


So there are two ways to go with your doctor.

1) In the Ebook 'Money by the Mouthful', a great book by a dentist teaching you what dentists SHOULD teach you, but don't - one of the bonuses is "Talk to Doctors so They Will Listen" by Dr. Patricia Loofbourrow, MD. You will get invaluable advice about dental care that you will get no where else- AND learn to talk to your doctor!

2) Find a doctor who you know is already going to listen to what you have to say and help you out! Not an easy task, but when you learn things that are not "standard practice", you can't get every doctor to agree with you!



Doctors really do want to help you out, Shar, but they don't always know how. They are very good at fixing broken bones and treating infections, but they are not very good at treating chronic health problems.




Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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