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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jen,

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Nope, it seems like you are doing PERFECT. The 5000 IU's a day is the high end of the maintenance doses recommended on the Vitamin D Requirements page, and there has NEVER been a documented Overdose on Vitamin D taking 10,000 IU's per day or less- even for years at a time, so you are WELL within safe limits.

As for your kids, your oldest is 100 pounds. Dr. Cannell of the Vitamin D Council recommends, "Children over the age of 1 year should take 1,000 IU per every 25 pounds of body weight per day, depending on latitude of residence, skin pigmentation, and sun exposure."

So, you are right on with that for both of them.

The only other thing that I would recommend is that you get a level this winter- for ALL of you just to make sure that you are taking enough!

And if you want to spare yourself and the kids a pill every day, you can simply take all of your weekly dose all at once. This weekly dose (monthly if you want to) is VERY safe and has been done repeatedly in clinical studies. Many studies even just gave one big dose every 3 months! So there is no reason to have to take a pill every day if its easier to, for instance, give your little guy 3 pills of 5000 IU's once a week than one 2000 IU pill once a day.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Hair loss due to Vitamin D3 deficiency
by: Anonymous

About 6 months ago I started gaining weight 15 pounds. And I was under a lot of stress. In any case by vitamin d level was 18. After 2 weeks of takes 5.000 IU i lost 6 pounds. My hair stopped falling I also take Biotin 5,000. I also had heart palpitations, and I think this is a miracle drug. It restored my health.

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