My body doesn’t seem to absorb vit d even when I was taking 10000units as my level was 17.
I am now on 2000 units daily and still only in the high 20.
I include items that contain vit d in my food,
My density score was T-2.9 when diagnosed year ago at 58
What can I do
Don’t know that test. Collagen certainly gives me strong quick growing nails and hair! I don’t know what effect it has on my bones at the moment. You should be sure to get Marine Collagen.
Get your bikinis out ladies, find some sun and expose yourself to it, sensibly, little and often so you don't burn and without sunscreen. The best vitamin D is made by our own skin when its exposed to the sun. Sunscreen and even face make up may help prevent sun damage, it also stops our body making vitamin D.
Where I live isn't a sunny place for very long. When the sun does shine, I put my mushrooms outside before I cook them. They make vitamin D in the same way our skin does. A little bit of nature's magic.! xx
I take 1000mg of Mcal (calcium) + 1000U of VitD /day. Worked for me.
Just keep doing what you are doing. Have you seen a nutritionist? Could it be you are short of other minerals and vitamins that Youneed to need to absorb vitamin D?
I watched a you tube video about bone density. This doctor took two thigh bones of the same density, the first she tried to break but it had some give in it and didn’t break, the other did break under presssure. The quality of you bone is more important than density so eat as well as you can, no sugar, little alcohol and plenty of fresh produce so your bones can be of quality. Good luck
Therapeutic level of Vitamin D3 is 32 - I started at 17 and had to take 4,000IU daily for over 6 months to get to that level. Talk to your doctors about checking for absorption issues and amount to supplement. This whole disease is a balancing act, and not an easy one at that. 💚