Vitamin D Malabsorption

If I already have a B-12 deficiency due to malabsorbtion, do I conclude I will have malabsorbtion of Vitamin D as well?

What other vitamin and minerals to take with Vitamin D to help with Vitamin D Absorption?

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Not necessarily, but...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, you won't necessarily have a Vitamin D malabsorption problem. It depends upon WHY you have the Vitamin B12 malabsorption problem.

If you have a primary intrinsic factor problem, then it's unlikely that Vitamin D absorption will be affected. However, most people who have Vitamin B12 absorption problems are just never told why and their doctors don't really care to look any further.

But if you have Vitamin B12 deficiency because of:

Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity

H Pylori Bacteria Infection

Increased Intestinal Permeability


or for any other causes that would cause you to have both Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Vitamin D Absorption Problems, then you probably will.

But first things first. WHY do you have Vitamin B12 Malabsorption? Once I know that, then I can help you out more.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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




Vitamin Malabsorbtion
by: Anonymous

I have Vitamin B12 Malabsorption and the cause has never
been investigated.

My father also had it...he took IM B12 shots which I also now do. My Hgb went
up at least 1.3 grams. My initial Vit D test
gave a value of 31...with the bottom normal
range being 32. After one year of taking
4000 units of D3...the value is now 33...!!
Something is amiss here....what do you think?
and many thanks....

Nothing amiss about the vitamin d
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi NoName,

There is nothing amiss about your vitamin d levels not rising. You are taking a MAINTENANCE dose and not an appropriate amount to treat deficiency. The dose that you are taking is maintaining your levels perfectly! Hurray, you found the perfect dose that will maintain your levels when you get them up into the optimal range.

But if you want to raise them, you need to take a dosage intended for vitamin d deficiency treatment. Please read my page on Vitamin D Therapy and follow the instructions that I've outlined there.

I also suggest that everyone taking Vitamin D get my Vitamin D Absorption Pack to cover all of their bases by getting all of the vitamin D cofactors necessary for the proper absorption and conversion of Vitamin D. It also helps to prevent many of the Vitamin D side effects that can occur when these cofactors are not present.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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