Taking Vitamin D3 once a week or once per day

It occurred to me to ask you if I would be able, for example, to take like 5000iu or 10,000iu once a week or taking like 1000iu or 2000iu per day is the better choice?.


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You need more education
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

So, while your question is GREAT and I've answered this many times on this site that YES, you can simply take all of your vitamin d once a week or even once a month.

However, your question also shows that you need to read MUCH MUCH more about vitamin d. You should be taking 5000 IU's PER DAY because that is the 'average' vitamin d needs for an adult, so you would need to take for instance, 35,000 IU's once a week if that is how you are going to do your vitamin d.

HOWEVER, if you have not had your vitamin D levels checked, then they are almost certainly too low and you may need up to 100,000 IU's a week for a month or two to bring your levels up to normal. THEN you can start taking the 5000 IU's per day or the 35,000 IU's per week.

Please read more on this site about this subject of how much you need. I've gone over it probably more than 1000 times here, so be sure that you are educating yourself properly with the extensive material that is provided here.

Also, for your vitamin D, getting the brand that you were asking me about you'd need to take 35 tablets per WEEK to meet your BASIC everyday needs. That would be more than one bottle per MONTH. Not such a good choice.

Why don't you just go for the one that I offer on this site. You can see it on the Vitamin D Supplements page. I offer these 5000 IU's supplements that don't contain oil for exactly the reasons that I mention throughout my vitamin d pages.

Kerri Knox, RN

Oil Carrier or Powder Form?
by: Anonymous

Will your supplement that you recommend be able to raise the D Levels?. I've read conflicting reports that an oil based carrier is better to raise the levels than a dry powdered form or tablets and now I'm so confused, lol! Thanks!!!!

You need to take vitamin d with a meal
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

You just need to take vitamin d with a meal. It doesn't work better 'with an oil carrier', it just works better if you take it with a meal that contains some fat (as you should make sure that all your meals have some fat, so I'm not going to belabor this point of how much fat, what kind of fat, whether peanut butter is OK, whether avocado is OK, etc. If you are worried about that, then you are not getting enough fat in your diet and that needs to change. Humans need far more fat than most people get and it's likely contributing to many of the health problems out there. So EAT FAT in your meals and take your vitamin d with a meal.)

The reason that I do NOT recommend getting vitamin d with an oil carrier is that the oil carriers are VERY often rancid and it's almost always in the form of vegetable oils, which are HORRIBLE for your health.

From my experience nearly ALL of the side effects that people experience from taking vitamin d are from the oil carriers in the vitamin d. So just get the dry vitamin d and eliminate the possibility of rancid oils and the negative health effects of vegetable oil...

Kerri Knox, RN

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