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Total Vitamin D Levels are the only important number
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi worried,

You can stop worrying about your daughter's Vitamin D 2 levels, they are of no significance for your purposes.

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But, you are NOT worried about what you SHOULD be worried about.

One, your daughter's Vitamin D Level of 29 is hardly normal. I know that the lab tests say that 30 is normal, but researchers say this is way too low and SHOULD be called "Vitamin D Insufficiency". You really should be trying to get your daughter's level to between 40 ng/ml and 80 ng/ ml.

This is going to likely take more than 1600 IU's per day. And it's weird that your doctor put her on 1600 IU's per day when there was a study done on teenagers with Vitamin D deficiency. They were put on 2000 IU's per day and the study's conclusion was that 2000 IU's per day is insufficient to correct vitamin D deficiency in teenagers!!

So, she may even need to as much as double her dose. An average maintenance dose, assuming that she is the size of an adult, is between 3500 to 5000 IU's!!!

Also, there is no need to spread her vitamin D throughout the day. That would be important for WATER SOLUBLE vitamins that get lost in the urine. But Vitamin D is a FAT SOLUBLE vitamin with a half life of about 3 WEEKS, so save her the trouble of taking pills three times per day. You can even calculate her dosage for the week and just give it all at once- this is what I do for myself.

Next, you should be worried about yourself and your family. If any of you are not eating 15 ounces of fatty fish every day or you are not getting an hour of full body unprotected direct midday sunlight every day, then you are not getting enough vitamin d either!

I suggest that everyone in your family - including you- get your Vitamin D Level Checked ASAP!!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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