Tip of the Week: Too much Vitamin D can be toxic!

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-05-05 23:30:26 -0500
Started 2012-05-05 23:30:26 -0500

By now most of us have learned that vitamin D is a necessary heart health nutrient and that the majority of us are deficient in. However, there is such a thing as too much and now there is a study to prove it. Here are the details.


The only way you can determine whether you are getting too much - or too little - is with a blood test. So, here are the community questions inquiring minds need to know. Your answers could help thousands!

1. Do you take a vitamin D supplement and if so how much do you take each day?

2. Have you ever had a vitamin D test (25-OH Vitamin D3 test) and if so what was your blood level?

I'll start. I take 8000IU per day in the winter and 6000IU per day in the summer. I have had several tests and found that 5000IU gets me to about 50ng/mL (low normal) and 10000IU pushes me near the toxic level of over 100ng/mL. What about you?


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