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Is 50,000 IU's per week an Overdose on Vitamin D?
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

You can rest easy. Your friend is NOT going to Overdose on Vitamin D! Vitamin D 50,000 IU per week works out to be about 7,000 IU's per day.

If your friend truly has a "severe" Vitamin D deficiency, it's possible that this dose will not even bring her Vitamin D blood level up into the normal range! One study treated Vitamin D deficiency with 50,000 IU's per week for 4 weeks, then 50,000 IU's per month for one year. The people in the study DID NOT ACHIEVE normal Vitamin D levels!


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In other words, they still had Vitamin D deficiency after this 'aggressive' Vitamin D treatment. Remember- a light skinned person can get 20,000 IU's of Vitamin D just from a 15-30 minute full body exposure to sunlight! For a person approximately 200 pounds, 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D would likely to be the dose needed JUST FOR MAINTAINING their current Vitamin D level.

So, rest assured that your friend will not overdose on Vitamin D at those levels. However, she SHOULD ask her doctor to check her level again in about 3 months to make sure that her level is within the appropriate range.



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

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