I think that 50mu (micrograms) is equal to only 2,000 IU, but I really don't know. But I do know that 10,000 IU taken once a month is not enough, at least for me and for most people. I measure my blood levels regularly and even with taking 3,000 IU every day I can barely maintain optimal blood levels. But you have to be careful with Vit D because it is one of the few vitamins that you can overdose on.
Everyone's need is different. The safest bet is to measure your blood levels of D and see how much you need to get your blood levels to the optimum levels. You will probably find that you need to take more in the winter than during the summer when you are outdoors and in the sunshine. It only costs an extra $25 to include a vit D measurement with your next cholesterol test or blood work.
Doctors sometimes prescribe Vit D in 50,000 IU pills taken once a week for patients with deficiency until their blood levels become normal. But that is way too much for normal people to take every day without going into toxic overdose.
DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX March 2010.
58 y/o straight male. Allergy to shellfish contributed to 1st major flare.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. I find Psyllium seeds especially helpful.
Boswellia, E. Coli Nissle (Mutaflor), turmeric, fish oil, Saccharomyces boulardii, Jarrodophilus, multiple vitamin, extra D3, C, high gamma E, magnesium, Avoca Asu, slippery elm, phosphatityl choline, glutamine, sometimes VSL3. Diet includes copious amounts of fruit and vegetables, no soda, tea instead of coffee, very few processed foods, no carrageenan.
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