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  • AlbertDisuza
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    Hello Doc, I would like to ask a question about Vitamin D consumption. Please take the time off to reply to my post.

    I heard that the elderly should take vitamin D supplements to avoid pain and other issues. But in what quantities? Should it be 1000 IU daily or 60,000 IU weekly for a vitamin D deficient person?

    ( I got my mother checked for vitamin D, its only 16(deficient according to the report). She has been suffering from arthritis for many years.)

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The standard daily recommendation is 400IU daily but recommendations are now in flux as Vit. D is being investigated for cardiac health as well. For patients with malabsorption syndrome, the recommendations are higher. This is a fascinating field right now and I am sure that the ideas behind Vit. D metabolism are going to change in the near future. You do have to be careful as Vit. D is a fat soluble vitamin and higher doses can lead to an overdose situation.

    Dr. Corenman

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