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Not enough Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tina,

Could you give me some more information about your vitamin D level?

The dose that your doctor gave you is barely a maintenance dose for a child. At only 1667 IU's per day, I'm not sure why he is even bothering. It is certainly not enough to correct vitamin D deficiency of ANY level in an adult.

In fact it is too small of a dose to even MAINTAIN your current level. If you go to the page on Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment you'll see that most experts recommend 50,000 IU's per WEEK to correct deficiency.

The other thing is that I'm assuming that your doctor wrote you a prescription for Vitamin D- which is the wrong KIND of Vitamin D. Read the post that I wrote on Why You Might Want to Avoid Prescription Vitamin D.

So, these two things lead me to believe that your doctor knows next to nothing about Vitamin D!

As for losing weight, there is a lot of evidence that people who are overweight have lower vitamin d levels, but there is only one study that I know of that gave Vitamin D and people lost more weight.

One study does not make something a fact, but it's still a good idea to get your vitamin D level to within the Researcher Recommended Normal Range. But the fact that overweight people have lower vitamin D levels COULD just be because they tend to wear clothes that cover more of their body and/or they tend to get less exercise.

So, its not clear that Vitamin D has anything to do with the weight.

But good luck.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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