My Vitamin D Level Won't Go Up, Could There Be Something Wrong?

by Joan Moore
(Lake Wales, Florida)

I was put on 2000mg of Vitamin D3 and after 6mos the doctor put me on another 1000mg. I recently moved to Florida and have been here since April 2009. The doctor here told me to continue taking the 3000mg of Vitamin D3. Why are my levels for this vitamin so low. I'm in the sun on a daily basis.

Could there be more to this problem?

Joan Moore

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Not likely...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Joan,

Well, that is frustrating for you, but it's not really a problem with YOU, but a problem with your DOCTOR. 3000 IU's is NOT a dose that you use for Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment. In fact, it is too low for most people to meet their daily Vitamin D Requirements.

So, where your doctor got the numbers of 2000 iu's and then increased it to 3000 IU's is beyond me. It is certainly NOT 'standard of care'- and because he is not following recommended guidelines, he is spending extra money on tests and doctor's visits and causing you and him unnecessary worry!!

So, you say that you get sun every day, but there are SO many factors in why the sun and/or supplements might not raise your levels that you should read the Vitamin D Absorption page.

You don't say how old you are, but when you get older, you don't make vitamin d in your skin as well as when you are younger. If you take a shower every day, you are simply washing off the newly created vitamin d in the oils on your skin before it has a chance to be absorbed. If you have dry skin, you won't make as much vitamin d, etc.

Are you covering up in the sun?

Are you wearing sunscreen?

So, those are just a few reasons why you might have vitamin d deficiency despite going into the sun. So, read the Vitamin D Absorption page to see what is going on and what you can do to get your vitamin d levels up.

Also, unless you are getting all of the Vitamin D Cofactors necessary for proper vitamin D absorption, you might not be absorbing or converting the vitamin D properly. I suggest that everyone taking vitamin d get my Vitamin D Absorption Pack to 'cover all of the bases' by providing all of the cofactors necessary for proper vitamin D absorption.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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