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Vitamin D2,D3 and D4
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi David,




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The normal levels of Vitamin D are on the Normal Vitamin D Levels page. These are all TOTAL vitamin D levels. There ARE no normals of vitamin d2 because you will not HAVE a vitamin d2 level unless you are taking vitamin d2.

So, either way, the TOTAL vitamin D level is the only one that is important, and that's what researchers mean when they say 'Vitamin D Levels'.


As far as I know, there is no such supplement as 'Vitamin D4'. If you have some references to 'Vitamin D4' I would be happy to hear about it, but in all of my research on Vitamin D, I have never heard of it.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

vit d 4
by: Della

Found Vit D 4 info at www.mongabay.com Vit. D 4 also known as dihydrotachysterol ?????. It's very confusing to me.

Magnesium chelate works wonders, I love it. I worked up to 1800 mgs. and it took 3 days at that level before anything happened. Have now backed off to 1200 mgs. per day and may have to back off some more. It also lessened the muscle cramps in my back and rib cage when I would over reach.

I will be looking up my values on B 12. For years the Docs have told me I was fine. The last test I had was something like 278, the range was something like 200-900. I asked why I couldn't be in the upper half instead of the lower have and I was told it didn't make any difference because B 12 worked the same as long as a person was in the range. Didn't make a whole lot sense to me. Was also told that same story when it came to my iron levels. I wasn't low enough to be treated. One does need to be near death to get treated?????

Della

Thanks Della
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Della,

Yes, that Vitamin B12 may be on the low side. If you read the Vitamin B12 Levels page, you'll see that Vitamin B12 Levels are mostly worthless and that you should have a Methylmalonic Acid Test if you ACTUALLY want to know your B12 Levels.

But it doesn't really matter, because if you want to simply try out Vitamin B12 for a month to see if you feel better, then just follow the instructions on the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment page and give it a try.

Vitamin B12 is completely non-toxic and safe, so go for it.


As for iron levels, it's actually a GOOD thing to be on the low end of normal because iron is an 'oxidant'. Iron rusts when it's exposed to oxygen and so does the iron in your body. So, unless it's actually low and your doctor really wants to treat you, it's NOT a good idea to self-treat with iron.


As for Vitamin D4, I know NOTHING about it and there is not nearly as much research on it as there is vitamin d3- in fact in all of the research that I've read, this is the first that I've heard of it.

I wouldn't take any Vitamin D4 without a doctor managing it (can you even BUY vitamin D4 if you wanted to?), and I do believe that it's actually a pharmaceutical and not a nutrient, so that's out of my realm and don't even know why they would give it.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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




my levels
by: jilljohnson75

In october 2009 my total vit. D was 28 which the endocrinologist diagnosed as being low. He thne put me on 10,000IUs of D3 a week for one month and then 1 pill each month. In oct my d3 was 28 and my d2 was <4.0

In feb 2010 my total d had come up to 40, but d3 went down to 11 and d2 went up to 29.

I'm confused. If I'm taking D3 shouldn't the d3 have gone up?

Any ideas?

There are only 2 possibilities..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jill,

That IS confusing- and you are right. There are ONLY two possibilities here:

1) You really are taking Vitamin D2. Check your pills again to make sure that is really what you are taking.

OR

2) The lab made a mistake.

Try to get another blood test and if your D2 is still high, but your pills say that they are D3- then the supplement company made a labeling or packaging mistake. Call the company and tell them.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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