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Vitamin D2 and D3 tested. Having pain in shoulders and lower back. Could I take Amway Cal Mag D supplements?

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Dr. Saurabh Gupta

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I got my wife Vitamin D2/D3 tested and result was v3, which is quite low. Need opinion about the supplement that we can take to stablize the Vitamin D levels. She complains of body pain in shoulder, lower back. We were told by friends to take Amway Cal Mag D supplements. Please advise.
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Let me know her vit D3 level

Detailed Answer:

When the blood level is below 30 ng/mL, a minimum of 1,500 to 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D3 tablets would be required for adults.

Let me know her vit D3 level so that I can help you in better way.

Awating your reply.......
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta 33 minutes later
Thanks for your quick reply. I have attached my wife report. Her current Vitamin D3 level is 3.
Please advise the suitable medicine/supplements.
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Cholicalciferal (vit D3) sachets or tablets.

Detailed Answer:


I have gone through the report attached. Her vitamin D level is quite low.

She can take cholecalciferol (vit D3) sachets or chewable tablets 60,000 IU once a week for eight weeks to achieve a blood level of vit D3 above 30 ng/ml, followed by maintenance therapy of 1,500-2,000 IU/day. For optimal absorption, take these supplement with the meal that contains the most fat.

Recheck her blood vit D3 levels after 3 months.

I also suggest her to take 10-15 minutes of sun exposure at least two times per week to the face, hands, arms, or back without sunscreen.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Please close this discussion, if you do not have any other queries. I would appreciate your reviews about this service.
Wishing her speedy recovery.
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta 2 hours later
Thank you doctor for the advise.
Can we take below supplements from Amway:
2) NUTRILITE® Bone Health with Ipriflavone .

Appreciate your advise.

Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
She can take these supplements.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Abishek,

She can take these supplements in prescribed doses.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T

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