What's the Right Amount of Vitamin D
What's the RIGHT amount of Vitamin D?
I'm hip to vitamin D and the higher levels for so many conditions -- especially the Swine Flu. Right now I take 5,000 IU (right in Jigsaw Health Essential Daily Packs
). For awhile I was taking 10,000 IU. It seems as if the 10K is too much.
I just had a yearly blood test along with a Hydroxy 25 vitamin D test and my levels came out at 60ng. This is good because they were much lower last year and I was slightly deficient. So it's definitely working. I also walk 5-7 days/week during the days so I'm getting vitamin D that way.
I don't want my levels to get much higher because over 100ng on the test, the D starts causing issues. With the winter coming, I might be walking a little less. My question is: Is the 5K the right dose or is 10K the right dose? My doc thought that 5K was a high dose but he might not be as knowledgeable about D as others are.
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