27 Apr 2018

Post your 25(OH)D Levels Here


I thought it might be a great idea to have a thread where people can post their 25(OH)D levels over time.     I'll start this thread off: While I don't have a baseline test result for comparison, after taking at least 10,000iu of Vit D3 a day for @ 13 months, at least 8,000 iu a day for @ 15 months, at least 6,000iu for @ 20 months and at least 4,000iu a day for @ 26 months, my recent test through ZRT labs showed a 25(OH)D level of 101ng/mL.


Ruth, I have been taking 10,000IU/day since Oct 2008 in Dec 2009 I was still only 6ng/mL please post back when you get your results.   I had parathyroid checked and calcium and they were AOK so seems I just need the higher dosage.  I will be checked again in April/May and will continue to do so.  After the discussion by Artile and LifeontheIce I have increased to 12,000IU trying to get closer to the upper reference range from Lab Corp which is 100ng/mL.  I may have to take it in steps over the next year I don't want to over shoot and need back off, my last experience of that was a drop from 43 to 39 when I backed off from 6000 to 4000.    This certainly speaks to the necessity of testing periodically since some of us need more and some much less to get to the mid-upper ranges.  Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Re vit. D levels: I have been taking 12,000/day of D3 since April. As of 2/4/10 my D level is 76. On 6/16/09 it was 59.Nancy 

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

If you're having a hard time getting your D levels up, are you taking your D with fat? I read you need to have a little dietary fat in the meal you take your D with in order for it to be absorbed better. Taking it with a fat-free meal or on an empty stomach will result in very little of it being taken up.