Vitamin D: How Much Should You Take?

A guide to Vitamin D dosage.

Protocol for Dosage for Vitamin D

Step 1: Determine your vitamin D3 levels with a Vitamin D3 Home Test Kit.

Step 2: Read the Winter or Summer Protocol below, based on the current season.
Follow the recommended dosage for vitamin d.

Step 3: Retest again after the recommended time frame.

WINTER PROTOCOL (October – March)


Step 1:
What are your
Vitamin Dtest results?

Step 2:
Follow Vitamin DDosages1WINTER:October – March

Step 3:
Retest with aVitamin D3 Home Kit
50-80 µg/mLTake 4,000 IU a day1 – 2 times a year 2
40-50 µg/mLTake 5,000 IU a dayEvery 6 months
(March and October)
30-40 µg/mLFirst 2 months take 10,000 IU a dayNext 2 months take 5,000 IU a dayAfter 4 month protocol
20-30 µg/mLFirst 2 ½ months take 10,000 IU a dayNext 2 months take 5,000 IU a dayAfter 4 ½ month protocol
< 20 µg/mLFirst 3 months take 10,000 IU a dayNext 2 months 5,000 IU a dayAfter 5 month protocol

SUMMER PROTOCOL (April – September)

 Step 1:What are your
Vitamin Dtest results?

Step 2:
Follow Vitamin DDosages1SUMMER:April – September 1,3

Step 3:
Retest with aVitamin D3 Home Kit
50-80 µg/mLTake 2,000 IU a day1 – 2 times a year 2
40-50 µg/mLTake 4,000 IU a dayEvery 6 months
(March and October)
30-40 µg/mLFirst month take 10,000 IU a dayNext two months take 4,000 IU a dayAfter 3 month protocol
20-30 µg/mLFirst six weeks take 10,000 IU a dayNext two months take 5,000 IU a dayAfter 3 ½ month protocol
< 20 µg/mLFirst two months take 10,000 IU a dayNext two months take 5,000 IU a dayAfter 4 month protocol

Individual needs for vitamin Dmay vary. If you are having trouble reaching optimal levels or confused on how to determine your dosage for vitamin d, please schedule an in person or phone consultation with Dr. Douillard by calling 303.516.4848.


Dr. Douillard recommends supplementing your base level with
Liquid Sun Vitamin D3 Drops ( 1 drop = 1,000 IU’)s.

Notes:

  1. All recommended treatment doses are in addition to any vitamin D3 the individual may already be taking if it was less than 1,000 IU’s a day.If you were already taking more than 1,000 IU per day please contact us for a personalized dosage recommendation.
  2. The ideal test times are in March and October.We recommend the comfort and convenience of our at-home test kits. Once you have achieved optimum vitamin D3 levels, you can test less frequently.If your sun exposure or health changes, follow these testing protocols again (for instance if you move from a sunny climate to a northern climate or vice versa).
  3. The April – September Recommended Dosages are in addition to 10 – 15 minutes of direct midday sunlight without sunscreen between 10am and 2pm several times per week (as recommended by the Journal of the American Medical Association). April – September Recommended Dosages may vary if optimal safe sun exposure is not met.

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