How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?
Unfortunately, I can’t give you a specific dose.
Before you can decide how much to take, you need to know what your levels are.
The best and most accurate way is to do a blood test and measure the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test.
The ideal range for optimal health should be between 50-75 ng/mL.
The problem is that you can’t just take a specific dosage of Vitamin D and hope you’ll get to this optimal level. There are so many factors that control absorption and conversions – like other hormones, age, sex, body fat levels, skin color, cholesterol levels, and of course, GENETICS!
Another Major Problem
Most Vitamin D is in oil-based gel caplets. It’s made from bodily fluids secreted by sheep’s glands and wool (yuck!).
It’s what most companies use and it’s cheap and not nearly as good or as safe as the plant-based, organic, wild-harvested version that’s micro-encapsulated …which is 2x more absorbable, bioavailable & fresher than the cheaper version.
Additionally, you need to take the correct form of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Also, Vitamin D3 works directly with vitamin K2 to help optimize both absorbability and safety.
And don’t take regular K or K1, or the synthetic K3 – it must be K2, specifically as MK-7 (trans menaquinone-7)
- Take the plant-based, organic, wild-harvested version that’s micro-encapsulated for 2x better absorption.
- Don’t take either of these vitamins by themselves.
- Only take the D3 + K2 forms, together in one pill at the same time.
With that said, I typically suggest most people take 5,000 units/125 mcg of D3 + 50 mcg of K2 (as MK-7), in the morning with a meal.
The best D3+K2 supplement that my family and I take, which utilizes the correct dosage, form, and ratios of the clinically researched versions of these two vitamins is called – Perfect Vitamin D&K.
All you need is one small pill daily and it does it all – saving you time and money.
It’ll cost you about 25 cents a day for the most potent and clinically validated forms.