You can take over-the-counter supplementsApril 11 2012 at 12:19 AM
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Response to Any experience with low blood vitamin D level?
Most say up to 2000 iu daily if you haven't been tested, and 4000 units daily if you are known to be low. It is a fat soluble vitamin, so you should either get the softgels (so they come with their own "fat" essentially), or be sure to take them with a meal that has some fat in it. Carlson is a good brand to get.
If your doctor is very concerned, he/she may prescribe higher doses for you. Some people take 50,000 units on a weekly basis until their levels "catch up".
Interestingly enough, vitamin D impacts ovarian function. Low vit D levels have been linked in one study to a possible increase in ovarian cancer risk (which is a big deal to me since my mother passed away from it).