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Old 09-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Vitamin D3 deficient.

For the last several months my dr's have told me I am D3 deficient. I was told to take 5000 iu a day. I have not done it.

A month ago I broke my ankle, all three bones, and dislocated. It broke rock hopping in the mountains. It kinda rolled, I then stood up and made it even worse. Anyway, I see that one of the condtions of a D3 deficiency is weaker bones.

I am now taking 5000 iu a day. Will taking D3 get my bones strong again, or is this irreversable? I am 43 years old. Also, when D3 levels are back to normal should I continue taking D3 every day anyway.

Any shared info on D3 will be greatly appreciated. I do not want to go through this again.

Derek

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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Re: Vitamin D3 deficient.

Derek,

Yes, the D3 will help but you should also add a K-2 supplement to take at the same time you take the D-3. You will need to take D-3 until your values are to where they should be, but at some point you may be able to lower the dose to about 2000 IU. If I were you I would have the 25 hydroxy test done about every 6 months or so as some people do have difficulty maintaining proper levels. Getting at least 20 minutes of noon day sun on your skin would also be worthwhile.

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Vitamin D3 deficient.

Hi Derek,

Take a supplement of Cod Liver Oil - it has the highest amount of Vitamin D3 than any other food source.

Cod Liver Oil also has many other health benefits like heart health, brain health, Joint health.

Regards, John.

Last edited by SENSEI J; 09-10-2012 at 09:38 AM.

 
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