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Just Switch to D3
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Amanda,

Well, it's great that you found out about your Vitamin D Deficiency now and not a few years from now. That's great, now you can do something about it.

And you're right, it's a great idea to switch to Vitamin D3 instead of the D2 that's in your Prescription Vitamin D.

Probably the easiest way to switch over is to simply start taking Vitamin D supplements at 10,000 IU's per day until your next level. That's a little bit more than the 50,000 IU's per week, but WELL within the safe range, and you are pretty low so it will be fine.

I would also recommend that you take a high quality multivitamin with plenty of magnesium along with your vitamin d as well. Why? Taking vitamin d will deplete your magnesium stores, and you may be feeling worse because of that.

And taking birth control depletes vitamin b6 which is required for magnesium to be absorbed properly.

So, what I recommend is that you get a high quality DRY (no oil) vitamin d supplement and a high quality multivitamin with magnesium and vitamin b6. I carry:

Longevity Plus Vitamin D3

and

Beyond Any Multiple


because of their excellent quality and because the multivitamin has lots of magnesium and b6- which few other multiples have in decent amounts. 3 tablets of Beyond Any Multiple twice a day (one bottle will last a month at that dose) will get you 500 mg of good quality magnesium (amino acid chelate) and 100 mg of B6 which are both excellent doses of those important nutrients.


Let me know if you have any questions..


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

 


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Incredibly helpful reply
by: Amanda

You and your site truly are a blessing. I just ordered the D3 supplement from your store and plan to take a good multivitamin. Thanks again!

I will highly recommend this site to everyone!

In the same boat...
by: Karen Kizer

Thank you for this information! I have also had this issue with Vitamin D for years! I take 50,000 IU of prescription D2 and my levels continue to fall. I started taking 2000 IU of over the counter and my level fell to 9.2 from 11.5. My doctor said to increase to 4000 IU of D3. After reading all this information, I am going to discontinue the D2 and increase the D3 and see if it makes a difference in my next test in 3 months. If so, I am going to give this information to my doctor and hope she listens...

vitamin d deficiency
by: Anonymous

Kerri, just curious why the oil gel cap vitamin d3 is not good?

Rancid oil...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

If you would please read my page on Vitamin D Side Effects and that will tell you more about why I don't recommend oil-based vitamin D supplements...


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

 


PS: If you found this website helpful, please consider using the
Easy Immune Health Product Store the next time you purchase your supplements online. Your support allows me to keep this site running and educating as many people as possible. Thank you!

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