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Vitamin d test results
I am a HBV e-antigen -ve carrier. I just got my first Vit-d test results as follows,

Component                            Your Value     Standard Range   Units         Flag
VITAMIN D,25-OH,TOTAL             18                 30 - 100         ng/mL          L
VITAMIN D,25-OH,D3                   18                                      ng/mL  
VITAMIN D,25-OH,D2                    < 4.0                                 ng/mL

and here is the advice from my doctor (primary not GI)

"Please begin Vitamin D2 50,000 IU (International Units) once a week for 8 weeks, and then return to the lab for a repeat check one week after you finish these pills.  I have sent a prescription to your preferred pharmacy and have placed an order for your follow-up test at the lab.  After you reach a normal level of vitamin D, you will need to increase your maintenance dose by about 1000-1200 IU/day, which we can discuss after your next test.  Please call my office if you have any questions".


Is this recommendation standard? How come he didn't mention taking D3 supplement?
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most doctors are ignorant on vitamin d or corrupted by drug makers to prescribe vit d2 which is useless to increase serum vit d well and with sides effects, this is the absolute must:

5000-10000iu daily are needed on people with cronic diseases or high bmi

vitd25oh and serum calcium check every month

reach levels around 70-90ng/ml than lower dose to find the maintenence dose.people like us with infections can keep the levels with less than 5000iu daily

any dose is safe if you check serum calcium and vit25oh every month, dose must be personalised to response so you can use even 10.000iu daily or 70.000iu weekly according to the pills you find

use only d3 which is the natural form of vitamin d.do not use synthetic vitamin d which is usually d2
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Thanks, Stef. I will take Vitmin d3. Any specific brand you can recommend or they are pretty much the same?
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pretty much the same

http://www.biotechpharmacal.com/
this brand sells d3 50.000iu, they are powder pills so must be taken with fats like fish oil or oliv oil
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