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  • Vitamin D levels have fallen a lot in recent decades with people indoors more.
       and reductions of vitamin D in food and reductions in Omega-3 and Magnesium
  • Now many people are deficient, which leads to increased health problems
  • No one size dose of Vitamin D is best for everyone
       A basic dose of 4,000 IU daily or 50,000 IU every two weeks for a healthy adult.
      (I happen to take 10,000 IU daily and have 100 nanogram/mL vitamin D level)
  • More if obese, dark skin, senior, ill, pregnant, having surgery . . . . .
  • More to have a chance of treating a health problem– Multiple Sclerosis is a good example
  • More if have a vitamin D related health problem, and you which to prevent additional problems
  • More if health problem runs in family, since genes decrease benefit of vitamin D
  • Daily dosing is probably best – but dosing once per 2 weeks seems perfectly OK,
       and costs only about 2 cents per day
  • Can put vitamin D doses which you should take in a monthly container
       No need to worry if you have forgotten to take some doses - just finish the amount by end of month
  • Take with largest meal of the day (longest time to stay in the gut to be adsorbed)
  • Many different forms are available: pill, powder, liquid, spray, topical, vegan, Halal, Kosher, etc.
  • There are hundreds of suppliers of Vitamin D on the internet.
  • Huge contention as to which vitamin D level is best: 20, 30, 40, 50, 80, 100, 150 nanograms/milliter
  • Cofactors, such as Magnesium, Omega-3, Vitamin K2, are desired,
       andare required if Vitamin D level is greater than about 35 nanograms/mL.
  • An initial larger dose of vitamin D, such as 200,000 to 400,000 IU will give you a much faster responce - days instead of months.
       A loading dose is especially needed if:you
        are pregnant, have scheduled surgery, have medical emergency,
        you want to feel the benefit before you stop taking the vitamin D in a few months
  • Loading dose needs to followed up with maintenance dosing - probably for the rest of your life
       No worry about toxicity of Loading Doses - over 10,000,000 loading doses have been given without problems
  • Toxicity is extremely rare
  • Hundreds of intervention trials and randomized controlled trials have proven the benefits of vitamin D
  • Avoid Vitamin D2 - it should not be given to any mammal, but doctors continue to prescribe it.
  • Test results differences of 5 ng do not matter - e.g. anything in 40-50 nanogram/mL:range is fine
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