Increasing your Vitamin D levels
Q: I’m taking Vitamin D every day, but my levels are not increasing. What do you recommend?
A: If your levels are not increasing, then there are two possible reasons: 1) You are not taking a high enough quantity of vitamin D, and/or 2) You are low in the other fat-soluable vitamins that assist in assimilation of Vitamin D (Vit A, E, and K).
Depending on how low your levels were when you first started supplementing with Vit D, it could take 6-12 months to get your levels up while taking 10,000 IU of Vit D per day.
Here is what I would recommend:
- Vitamin D Ultra 10K – this contains 10,000 IU per tiny capsule. (prescription Vit D is 50,000 IU per day). Vit D Ultra 10K contains twice the dosage of the Vitamin D Supreme in one pill and this would be helpful to get your levels up with less pills. In addition to this, I would also recommend taking this with another new DFH product which helps you improve absorbption of Vit D.
- Vitamin D Complex – this has four fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K), and can be good to take when taking therapeutic doses of any of these on an individual basis to avoid imbalances between the four fat-soluble vitamins. This is also indicated for clients with hypothyroidism and any condition that negatively affects the ability to convert beta-carotene to vitamin A and where thyroid receptors need nutritional support. Taking one capsule of this daily along with the Vitamin D Ultra may help improve your low vitamin D status quicker and improve your overall health.