Vitamin D Level of 23

by linda brinneman
(ft wayne, indiana)

I had a blood test and my Vitamin D Level is 23 ng/ml. Could that be the reason that I am constantly exhausted and even more depressed then normal?

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Low Vitamin D Level
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Linda,

Yes, a Vitamin D Level of 23 ng/ml can make you tired, in pain and depressed. Getting your levels back up to an 'optimal level' of between 40 to 80 can really make you feel a lot better.

But I suspect that there is more going on that with your fatigue and depression. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with Vitamin D Deficiency ALSO have other nutritional deficiencies that have simply gone unrecognized.

Depression and fatigue usually have more to do with MULTIPLE lifestyle factors and not JUST vitamin d deficiency.

If you hear it, your body is speaking to you and telling you that you are not taking care of yourself as well as you should and it's giving you some warning signs to help you make some changes in your life.

If you choose to, it would be an excellent time to start really cleaning up your diet and start getting some regular exercise. I recommend Dr. Carolyn Dean's Future Health Now Program as an excellent resource to begin to get your health back on track.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
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Vitamin D optimal range
by: Rashi

Hi Kerri,
My vitamine D test had the score 26 ng/mL so Doc gave me dose 25000 iu twice a week. After five months my score went up 66 ng/mL so my Doc dropped the dose to 25000 iu once a week. My reacent score is 56 ng/mL how much I should reduce my dose or I should continue with 25000 iu once a week . Pl advice as my doc is not available.

Don't reduce
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen

Your level of 66 was great, and your level of 56 is still in the optimal range, so you don't want to reduce your level any more. You would maintain your current dose to maintain your level. Since your current dose decreased your level, you don't want to take any less. You may even need to increase it a little, but just wait on that until you get your next level, which you should get in a few months.

Be sure that you are taking Vitamin D3, and not a prescription Vitamin D.

Kerri Knox, RN

Vit D = 23
by: Mary

My Vit D level was 23 and my doctor told me to take
2,000 isn't that too low to get it to above 50.

Please read
by: Kerri Knox, RN

Yes. Please read the page on Vitamin D Therapy. Your doctor does not know what he is doing with Vitamin D, I'm sorry to say. 2000 IU's is a maintenance dose for a small child, not a dose that will increase levels in an adult.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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