Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/heart-health/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at CommunityManagement@webmd.net

    need an expert
    avatar
    mtohio posted:
    I want to know what can be the cause of a vitamin D level of less than 2 vitamin D level has not been over 8 in the last couple of years and a very high copper level in the latest blood work
    Was this Helpful?
    7 of 13 found this helpful
     
    avatar
    billh99 responded:
    I don't know what kind of test you got.

    The desired level of D is still being debated. But I have seen number from 20 to 50 ng/ml of 25 hydroxy.

    I believe that is the most common way that D is measured, but there is components.

    Ask your doctor about this, and maybe get those rerun in a month.
     
    avatar
    bobby75703 responded:
    While I do not consider myself an "expert", I have studied vitamin D for a basic understanding. I can shed some light on the basic principles.

    The primary source for vitamin D is from sunlight. The sun shines on a cholesterol component within the skin layers which triggers the process of making vitamin D. The angle of the sun is important. Mostly between 10am and 2pm produces the most vitamin D. Also your latitude is important. You want your shadow to be no more than half your height to achieve the best results.

    The natural pigment of your skin will also be a factor. Lighter skin makes D faster, while darker skin makes D slower.

    Foods that provide vitamin D are oily fish like salmon, and Dairy products.


    Featuring Experts

    There are no Expert stories for this community right now

    Helpful Tips

    Fasting before a cholesterol test
    Interesting................ http://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/fasting-before-a-cholesterol-test More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.