What's a healthy vitamin D level in our blood? I'm waiting for my result... Just curious
I keep mine around 80.
Thanks marilyn So what is the normal range do you know?
Mine was 60 last time and my doctor told me to stop taking vitamin D supplements. She says ideal is 40-60. However, I’ve read integrative doctors like it higher.
Are there concerns with having high level?
IDK, but I found this
Are you in Australia sharon? I keep mine at 125
No vicki in Ontario Canada... Thanks I hear the range is quite different and can go from 70 to 200 for some...
vicki I had the test today my result will be in tomorrow morning...
I have a doctor in the US I consult with. I will have a look at what he recommends and let you know
Vicki Wiggins thank you !
sharon, This is what my doctor in the US has to say about vitamin D levels. "According to vitamin D experts, the optimal level is above 50 ng/ml; and closer to 75 ng/ml. I keep my vitamin D level at 90 ng/ml. The recommendation from vitamin D specialists is not to go above 100 ng/ml.". These are US levels and not Australian. I went to a holistic hospital in Mexico last year and they converted my vitamin D levels to what it should be in australian measurements. I thought I was high at 104 but the doctor said I was actually below the level of 124.9. Interesting!
Anyone with history of autoimmune or cancer (have had both) should be 70-90 according to the functional docs in US. Mine was in 20s for about 5 years and my rheum dr was rxing D2 which of course is worthless. Once I started with D3 and adding K2, magnesium etc... I stay around 80 now. And feel tremendously better. You can NOT feel well with low D.
Wow marla you've been thru a lot... I'm happy that you feel so much better!! thanks for the info!
So agree with you!
Thanks-- it's all good. Honestly my health journey has been crazy- finally had genetic testing and have the MTHFR mutation which explains ALOT- including my Arnold Chiari Malformation which required brain surgery 21 years ago this weekend. Anyway- also learned of a gene which makes D absorption difficult... Can't recall the name. The important thing is that D is not a vitamin at all- it is now known to be a hormone and vitally important in many aspects of our health. I alternate types of magnesium-- between L Theonate and Citrate and Glycinate.... I like the Thorne product which is liquid D3/K2. If you haven't done 23andme..... Can get a regular MD to run the MTHFR test. I like Jill Carnahan MD's articles on it-- it's very related to many health conditions and very treatable. It's changed my health for sure.
marla, my D was 90 ng/ml. My gynecologist thought that was great and said to keep taking 5000IU (I'm in Buffalo), she said it was good for several conditions (MS, Parkinsons), which I don't have. My PCP said that was high but I could take either 5000 or 2000IU. When I read the article shannon posted below it said that high levels, above 42 ng/ml stimulates osteoclasts (bone loss). Now what?
Interesting! So what is the supplement you take with k2 & magnesium?
I can’t get mine above low 30s! We have 7-8 months of cold weather though. Supplements only go so far. Ideally I’d like mine 50-60.
Mine was always low, until I found I had Parathyroidism! Immediately I had my surgery, my levels went up to normal!.. And I am in Australia and live an outdoor life... So it is not always the sun, can have underlying reasons for being low.
For sure. For me, I have no known underlying issues though and we lack sun most of the year, so it makes sense.
Check out vitamin D truth plus more on FB and follow their suggestions forD, K ,mag. You need fat while takingD. I make fat bombs wit coconut oil and peanut butter
I eat a ton of fat. Avocado, avocado oil, coconut oil, nuts, grass fed butter... I always opt for fatty meats over lean meats I take k2 mk7 & mag in addition to d and calcium
Let us know
60-160 is considered healthy but 60 is low according to my endocrinologist
So the higher the better I take it?
Just don go above 160, you're very unlikely to reach those levels anyway, unless consuming lots of supplements.
Oh ok thanks... I'm only on b12 once a week 5,000 mg
Thank you to everyone for your input on this post... My Vitamin D level is 109... Which I am quite happy with... My doc says I`m within the normal range... I was only taking 1-2 supplements daily of D so if I can keep my level there I will be happy... I can have it re-done next year he said.
109 is plenty, be very happy with that.
Thanks Jack Darrell and everyone... This forum is a fantastic way for all of us to share our goals and ups and downs with Osteo or anything that ills us, I`m super happy that I was able to join. We all have to keep on rockin it!!