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    How can low vitamin D levels be managed?

Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2017 in General Health
Question: My vitamin D levels are very low, I think it was in the teens. My doctor prescribed 2000 iU per day. I'm reading that this may be insufficient? What do you recommend and how long before I should expect a change in my levels. My cholesterol is also high 250. I'm reading vitamin b3 helps reduce it... What amount should I consider taking? Otherwise I have no other health issues.
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Vitamin D and niacin dose

Detailed Answer:
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The recommended daily dose of vitamin D is up to 2000 IU. You can start taking Vitamin D at 2000 iu and check for blood vitamin D level in 3 months If the vitamin D blood levels has gone beyond 30 ng/no then there is no need to further increase the vitamin D intake. If the levels have not gone up to 30 ng/no then the dosage of vitamin D can be increased.
include diet rich in vitamin D like salmon, mackerel,vitamin fortified milk, orange juice etc.

Vitamin b3 or niacin help increasing good cholesterol HDL in the body. Daily recommended dose of niacin is 14 mg per day.

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