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Recent blood test shows my Vit D is 24.8. Three weeks ago my Dr. prescribed 50,000 IU of vit D2 once a week.Now I'm finding out through your site and Dr. Mercola that I should be taking Vit D3. Monday will be my last dose of Vit D2, can I skip it and begin today, Saturday to take 8,ooo IU of Vit D3 oil cap? Paula, age 60

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Asked by  pmanerchia50099600 on December 26, 2015


  • pmanerchia50099600
     pmanerchia50099600 on

    See title

    Answered by  pmanerchia50099600 on

  • IAW
     IAW on

    That should be fine. I assume your Dr. is going to retest you at some point to make sure your levels have increased. I also do not know how long you plan on taking the 8000iu because you may only need a maintenance dosage of 5000iu at some point.
    Since you found this site, I assume you have read enough to know that we promote a blood level of 50ng/ml to be healthy.

    Answered by  IAW on