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Vitamin D

(10 Posts)
Chimichangaz Thu 11-May-17 22:33:31

I've got ulcerative colitis (had for about 25 years - I'm 51) and a couple of years ago my consultant told me I was deficient in vitamin D. He told me to take 25mcg daily. However the tablets I've bought are 25ug and I can't work out if they're the correct dose.

Can anyone help?

FeedMeAndTellMeImPretty Thu 11-May-17 22:39:10

Just googled and ug is a microgram so the same as mcg

FeedMeAndTellMeImPretty Thu 11-May-17 22:40:01


Spam88 Thu 11-May-17 22:44:05

Yeah, ug and mcg are both just ways of writing microgram, so that's the correct dose smile

Pleasemrstweedie Fri 12-May-17 13:36:11

Except that vitamin D is fat soluble, so you need softgels not tablets and if you have UC, it's highly likely that your levels are low enough to need a proper dose.

A start would be to find out what your result was and then check the protocol for your area, which should be online.

MollyHuaCha Fri 12-May-17 14:36:11

I'm interested... what's the difference between soft gels and tablets? (I been taking tablets for a year and they've restored my previously low level to near normal).

Bebraveagain Fri 12-May-17 16:37:19

25ug is a maintenance dose. Its vety unlikely to resolve a deficiency. You'd need 3 times that amount and maybe more.

Chimichangaz Sat 13-May-17 07:16:10

Thanks all for messages. Got my next appt soon so will ask more about this.

PossumInAPearTree Sat 13-May-17 11:05:47

I'm not sure how iu compares to mcg but Dd takes 3000iu a day.

PossumInAPearTree Sat 13-May-17 11:06:37

Oh and she has a spray now which is meant to be better absorbed. Not sure if that's right but that's what the woman in Holland and Baraet said.

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