My Vitamin D level is 36

by Carole Sanek
(Tampa FL USA)

Good, but not Great Vitamin D Level

Good, but not Great Vitamin D Level

I talked to my endocrinologist she thinks that my level of 36 ng/ml is fine. She is terrified of D toxicity - I take D3 50000IU every 3 weeks and in 4 months I have stayed at a blood level of 36.


I was taking D2 and became deficient I am a 16 yr breast cancer survivor, 62 years old, insulin resistant with an a1c of 5.6 I am about 20 pounds overweight and have Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

My only other problems are hypercholesterolemia controlled very well with Crestor 5 mg. I am an RN. B/P normal-no other problems unless you can fix a broken baby toe- thanks.



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Hmmmm. Well, I'm worried about lots of things
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Carole,

I find it interesting that your doctor is more worried about toxicity of Vitamin D when there have been absolutely ZERO reported instances of vitamin D toxicity at less than 10,000 IU's per day for long periods of time. And it's interesting that doctors who are VERY knowledgeable about vitamin D deficiency, such as Reinhold Vieth, say things like, "Worrying about vitamin d toxicity is like worrying about drowning when you are dying of thirst."

Personally, if I were your doctor, I would be more concerned with you having a recurrence of breast cancer (that higher vitamin D levels could help to possibly prevent), your prediabetes (which higher vitamin D levels, dietary change and exercise could help to remedy) and the possibility of Irreversible Muscle Problems from the Statin Drug that you are taking when diet and exercise would eliminate their need altogether.

I would also be concerned about WHY you have an autoimmune disease when autoimmune diseases are likely due to Increased Intestinal Permeability and Gluten Sensitivity (See the Research Here) that could be remedied with a few targeted supplements for your thyroid (like iodine) and some dietary changes.

I would be MUCH more worried about those things regarding your health, if I were a doctor and you were my patient, than I would be about toxicity of a VITAMIN with an amazing safety profile in which my patients levels are LOW and no where NEAR toxic levels!

But- that's just me!



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com



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