My Doctor Says My Vitamin D Level Is Perfect...

by Robin Kramer

My vitamin D results just came back and I am a little confused. The test results were reported by LabCorp.


My vitamin D level is 36.4 ng/ml. For LabCorp, the limits are 32.0-100.00
In doing some research, I think this is really low, but my doctor is telling me that it is perfect. What is your take on it and what dosage of Vitamin D do you recommend?

Thank you!!
Robin Kramer

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Hmmm, did you read...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Robin,

I'm confused too. On the page that you put this question, the Normal Vitamin D Levels page, it states - almost word for word- that your doctor is going to tell you that your vitamin d level is perfect if it is over 30 ng/ml, yet researchers say that optimal levels are likely much higher.

So, I encourage you to go back to the Normal Vitamin D Levels page and take a look at the chart of the prominent doctors and researchers that are recommending optimal vitamin d levels.

And then, you can go to the Vitamin D Requirements page and you can see the quote that says,

"The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests a dose of 3800 IU [per day] for those above a 25(OH)D level of 55 nmol/L (17.3 ng/ml) and a dose of 5000 IU for those below that."

So, according to this, they would suggest that you take 3800 IU's or Vitamin D3 Supplements per day and get your levels checked in a few months.


I'm curious, though, are you already taking vitamin d? What dosage?

It seems unlikely that your vitamin d level is normal unless you are taking quite a bit of vitamin d or you sunbathe regularly.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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Low D Despite Supplementation
by: cheryl

I was also tested by LabCorp and my results were 26. This surprised me as I take Vit D supplements of about 2700 IU/day. I do use sunscreen regularly, but also go without it on some days. How can I be so low when I supplement?

Do I need the 5000 IU recommended daily for Vitamin D deficiency?

Read the Previous Reply
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Cheryl,

I'm not sure if you read my reply to the previous person, but please read that and follow the links because it already answers your question.

I'm not sure why you're confused after reading that, though, because it states that a MINIMUM amount of vitamin d for an adult is 3800 IU's per day, so you are clearly taking an insufficient dosage to begin with.

But I actually don't recommend that you take 5000 IU's per day, that is NOT a dosage 'for deficiency' as you said, but a MAINTENANCE dose- as it says in the previous post, a dosage between 3800 to 5000 IU's per day is for MAINTENANCE. To bring your levels higher, you'll need to follow the instructions on the Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment page, which states that you'll need between 7000 to 10,000 a day for a few months to bring your level up.

Then once it's up, follow the 3800 to 5000 IU's per day maintenance rule for adults.



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Vitamin D3 and D2
by: Anonymous

My doc say my vitamin D is 30 ng/ml. My result say D3 is 26 and D2 is 4. So 30 is combined? I've been having symptoms, fatigue, weak, insomnia, anxiety, but some sites say 30 is okay. I'm on 10,000 iu daily for 3 months. But I'm confused about D3 and D2 levels. Can you explain?

Read the Vitamin D Fact Sheet
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please read the Vitamin D Fact Sheet and that will answer your questions about levels.

Also, you should read the pages on:

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium and Vitamin D

to see why your symptoms of insomnia and anxiety are more likely to be magnesium deficiency instead of vitamin d deficiency and why you should be sure to take magnesium with your vitamin d to prevent any worsening symptoms.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

 


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Easy Immune Health Product Store the next time you purchase your supplements online. Your support allows me to keep this site running and educating as many people as possible. Thank you!

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