Vitamin D
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Janemarie91 posted:
I am seeing an Endocrinologist for Osteoporosis and Adrenal Insufficiency. My last blood work showed that I still am low in Vitamin D. I was taking 1,000 iu of D3 twice a day. Now, she wants me to take 5,000 iu total per day. Is this really necessary? I take Hydrocort for the Adrenal Insufficiency, and Forteo by injection once a day. What does our body do with excess D3?
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bonebabe responded:
You don't have excess Vit D. In fact, most people are now found to be Vit D deficient which is why so many doctors prescribe so called Booster Doses. These doses are usually around 50,000 IU for a limited time. For you to have excess or toxicity, you'd have to have 50,000 IU every day for several months. The Vit D enables your body to absorb the calcium that will aid the Forteo in making new bone for you. I feel sure that once your levels reach a normal range, your doctor will have you maintain that with your 1000 - 2000 IU/day.