Vitamin D deficiency

edited February 13 in General Nutrition

Hi, @Susan_RD_101
I recently done my blood tests for vitamin D, and I have 15.9 ng/ml. I understend that I must have at least 30 ng. I don't have a doctor to talk to, so from my research on internet I decided to take 2000 IU supplements with D3. What I don't know is whether I should take vitamin K2 or not. I am not vegetarian. Can you please give me some advice ?
Thanks !

I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

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  • Hi @Marus

    To bring your levels up, you may need a higher dose of vitamin D (4000 IU until normal levels are reached). Once you reach minimum targets, you can usually maintain levels with 2000 IU per day. I don't think that you need vitamin K2, especially since you're not eating plant-based. Also, take vitamin D with meals to enhance its absorption.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any follow-up questions. :)

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • I heard other people talking about higher doses too. A friend of mine takes 10.000 IU and is fine. But I am confused, because I know the UL for vitamin D is 4000 IU.

    I apologise for my misspellings, as English is not my native language.

  • @Marus

    High vitamin D can cause your body to absorb excessive amounts of calcium (which can be deposited in parts of the body where it's not supposed to go). I wouldn't exceed 4000 IU per day unless you receive regular monitoring from a MD.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

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