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I know that Vitamin D deficiency is common in individuals...especially in people living in the Northern part of the US (where I live). In February of last year, my vitamin d levels were insufficient. According to my lab, anything above 20 is normal and I was at a 13. I have been taking 50,000 iu's of Vitamin D once a week since the beginning of March. When my levels were rechecked in July, I was up to 23. When they were just rechecked yesterday, I was at at 27. This doesn't seem to be going up quick enough considering I am on a prescription level dose of Vitamin D. Now, I do realize that we are in the middle of the winter and I am not soaking in a lot of natural vitamin d from the sun.Questions:1.) Is there anything else that I can do to raise my vitamin d?2.) How long does it take to raise vitamin d levels?3.) Is there something wrong with me and I am not absorbing this vitamin d?! My levels are creeping! I know that none of you are doctors, here. I am sure that others have had experience with this on the board. I want my levels to be in the 50's or more. I know that higher levels of D are linked to better success with warding off various types of cancers.
I'm in North Dakota and my doctor said that I was very low as well. One thing to remember is that your body may only take as much off a bulk amount of vitamin D taken all at once and just pee the rest out. When I take mine, I break the large amount and just take a portion each morning and each evening.