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After a radical prostatectomy in July 2013 my PSA rose from 0.17 in September 2013 to 0.38 in November 2013. At this point I started hormone therapy and my PSA has remained undetectable from this time. I also received 33 cycles of pelvic radiotherapy in in July/August 2014.
I am thinking of taking vitamin D3 as a supplement and I wondered if anyone has any views about taking D3 and what the beneficial therapeutic daily doseage ( in terms of I.U. ) is likely to be.
There are a lot of studies out there showing a benefit to supplemental D3. You can't go wrong with 2000iu of D3. You need to check your serum level after apx 8 weeks. I am on 4000 iu and have a serum level of 50. I would not go over 50 due to possible kidney stones. Dosing is dependent on age, sun exposure, body weight....etc