Understanding Vitamin D Dosage
Proper vitamin D dosage is necessary for healthy bones and diseases such osteoporosis and infections.
In order for you to understand vitamin d dosage, you will need a little information on vitamin D blood tests.
This blood test checks vitamin D serum levels. Serum is a yellowish fluid from blood clots.
There are many names for the test but most clinical trials, vitamin D research, and tests are done with Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy Test.
What is a normal vitamin D level
There is no standard range for vitamin D blood test. The values for optimal vitamin D levels may depend on many factors such as test methods, test interpretations from different laboratories, gender, and age of patients.
However, the little information on the test can help you get an idea about the dosage.
Vitamin D levels are measured in two different ways: ng/ml
, but they are all the same. (ng/ml)
stands for nanograms per millileter,
for nanomoles per liter.
Different research centers have different optimal levels, so let your doctor know you need to see the measurement in nanograms per millileter, and nanomoles per liter.
Five different research institutes have the
lowest vitamin D optimal levels ranging from 32 – 50 ng/ml,
and the high optimal levels ranging from 65 – 80 ng/ml.
Any level below 20 ng/ml or 50 nmol/l is considered insufficient.
Any level below 10 ng/ml or 25 nmol/l is considered deficient.
The toxic level is 100 – 250 ng/ml.
Optimal vitamin D levels protect you from several health conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases.
This measurement can help you determine how much dosage you need, upon recommendation of the doctor. If the measurement is below the optimal levels, you may be experiencing
vitamin d deficiency.
How much vitamin D should I take
Vitamin D dosage will depend on many different factors, such as product brands, different herbs, and ingredients.
You will do well if you consult your doctor, and pay attention to the recommendation on the label.
Here is a scientific research guideline to help you determine the average dosage.
Scientific research has also shown that certain amount of vitamin D dosage has been helpful to many sick people especially above the age of 18 years.
Sickness such as osteoporosis, tuberculosis,
mood disorders, and parasitic infections are known to benefit from vitamin D.
There are some ailments that require topical D-vitamin dosage for treatment, such as
– calcipotriene, 2 times per dayVitiligo - calcipotriol, ointment applied 2 times per daySenile warts- vitamin D analogs, (ointment) used for 1 year
Vitamin D analogs are lotions, ointments, and creams that include related medicines to vitamin D.
Some examples are Calcipotriene (brand name:Dovonex), calcitriol brand name: Rocaltrol), and tacalcitol (brand names: Bonalfa, Curatoderm, Vellutan).
It will be very important for people under 18 years or above, to consult their medical practitioners before using any special vitamin d dosage.
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