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Vitamin D Levels Not Increasing
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Stacey,

The first thing that I want to know is HOW LONG was your mother treated with 50,000 Iu's per week and did she get a maintenance dose afterwards?

The thing is, is that researchers think that we just need really high doses of Vitamin D and medicine just has not caught up with this yet. If you break it down 50,000 IU's per week is about 7000 IU's per day.

While this really SEEMS like a lot of Vitamin D, most suggestions for Vitamin D maintenance dosages are between 3800 to 5000 IU's per day. So really 7000 IU's per day is not that much. And there has never been a documented case of Vitamin D toxicity on under 10,000 IU's per day.


So, its likely that your mom is just simply not taking enough Vitamin D!! Another culprit COULD be that she is magnesium deficient- and a regular magnesium blood test will not tell you this. So, adding 300-600 mg of a magnesium chelate could help her to convert Vitamin D into the usable form in her bloodstream.


I'm not sure why your doctor took your mother off of calcium, though. Maybe because she is Vitamin D Deficient, he is concerned about her excreting too much calcium into her urine and developing problems there, but that doesn't really make any sense. You see, you need vitamin D to absorb calcium.


So since your mother is vitamin D deficient, most of the calcium that she is eating is not being absorbed. So by not getting calcium in supplements AND leaving her vitamin D deficient- it's likely that she is going to develop osteoporosis!!!


Her doc really needs to fix her vitamin D levels!


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Vitamin D through the sun
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

You can also help your mom to get some extra vitamin D by encouraging her to get out in the sun as much as possible and exposing as much of her skin as possible while doing it.




Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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