Is 50,000 IU of vitamin D twice a week appropriate and sufficient?


The dose is usually 50,000 once per week of the vitamin D supplement for people who are vitamin D deficient. Double check with your doctor. Deficiencies occur for many reasons, sometimes they are from unknown reasons. Magnesium plays a role in insulin sensitivity so your diabetes may improve as a result of taking magnesium. However, please check with your doctor and pharmacist before beginning a magnesium supplement since magnesium may interact with some prescription drugs. Now that you have had bloodwork done and have identified your vitamin deficiencies, you can take the prescribed supplements and be monitored by your doctor and hopefully see improvements in your levels over time. It may take several months to see your vitamin D levels return to normal.

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