What do Vit D Blood test results of 103 ng/ml mean?
by Priya Nath Mehta
Priya Nath Mehta ( Nathji) at Mussoorie, India
I live in the Himalayas of India and have been an author who seldom stepped out of the house and was clearly Vit D deficient. I had no blood tests done for Vit D all my life.
Since I was diagnosed with osteopenia and felt muscle fatigue and weakness all the time I decided to take Vit D on my own. No doctors here knew anything about Vit D dosing.
I began taking Vit D3 at 60,000 IU per week ( 8500 IU per day) for three months. And at the end I got my results just now in January 2010 through Grassroots.com who sent me a kit at home from the USA.
The results are 103 ng/ml
Their normal values show the range:
30 - 100 ng/ml
Even fifteen days before the results came I had reduced by dose to half, i.e. 30,000 IU per week ( 4300 IU per day) just to be on the safe side.
Now that I know that my levels at the start of Jan 2010 stood at 103 ng/ml, do I need to reduce or stop my Vit D3 intake for some time?
Is 103 ng/ml too high a level? I feel fine and energetic as before.
Can you tell me what I should do next?
Thanking you in anticipation,