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vid d high

Posted 15 December 2017 14:45:53(UTC)

hi,just received results of my blood test regarding my vit d dr said to stop my vit d as it is a bit high,i have been taking 5000iu a day since being dx in 2014 to try and keep my bones strong,i have always thought vit d was the main one to take,any thoughts on this please.

Posted 15 December 2017 16:07:56(UTC)

Hi Radar, I am taking 400 iu of vitamin D a day to supplement my levels. Various advice exists on the optimal amount. The NHS recommends 10mcg or 400 iu a day in Autumn and Winter as most of us should be able to get ample vitamin D from sun exposure (which causes our bodies to make Vitamin D) from April to September inclusive. It doesn't take very much sun exposure to get enough each day.

Like a lot of things health issues can arise if you have too little vitamin D or too much Vitamin D.

I feel taking 400 iu per day is enough as I don't want to get too much.

The link below gives more advice.

NHS Advice on vitamin D

Best wishes, Ian

Posted 15 December 2017 16:50:14(UTC)

Radar, you've encountered one of the perils of self-preserving - more isn't better. Heed your doctor! Supplements can be harmful.


Posted 15 December 2017 19:29:09(UTC)
I am taking 10,000 IU with no side effects.

Posted 15 December 2017 19:55:44(UTC)

Had 47 months of HT - no Vit D supplements - keep physically active - no broken bones.

Agree with AC on self -prescribing.


Posted 16 December 2017 10:38:30(UTC)

thanks, will leave vit d3 alone for a while see how i get on.

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