How much D3 to take?
(Toronto, ON Canada)
I've been dealing with a vit d deficiency for over 1.5 years. Last year's measurement was 62 and this past august, my bloodwork showed it had dropped to 46. Despite taking between 7500 and 10000 IU per day (in liquid drop form).
My doctor wants me to cut back, worried that I will become toxic. I've been to an endocronologist and she suggested I take between 2-3000 IUs per day - that was last January.
Clearly I am not absorbing the vit d in the higher quantities and so I question the docs' opinion to take less. Furthermore, I am now suffering all kinds of strange muscle and bone aches and now my gums are sore all of the time. I'm really growing worried.
How much is too much and what can I take daily before risking toxicity?