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How much vitamin D should a 62 year old woman take when she

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How much vitamin D should a 62 year old woman take when she is on the low side of it? The Health Store 10000 IU and I'm not sure that a person passes the unuses out in thier urine, but on the 600 IU my doctor put me on is not enough.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Are you talking about over the counter?
Because there is D2 and D3 too?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes over the counter and they are D3
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Okay - usually the recommended dosage is 600 IU - but you can double that to 1200 IU and MANY women and men are severely deficient and sometimes a week of daily D2 might help - but this is something is very difficult to treat because so many doctors are on the band wagon for treating this for the past few years. So, if you really want to increase the Vitamin D level in your body - ask your doctor for a prescription to D2 - I hope this helps
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