I decided to do some Vitamin D Research
Monday, November 12, 2012
I found a book tonight which was the Dummy Guide to Vitamin D. I thumbed through to get some good information on my situation. I know you need it to ward off disease and cancer so I know its something I need to work on.
How I may have gone low on vitamin D. Its either because I've been eating gluten for the last few years and I'm gluten intolerant. I read its a side effect of Celiac although I've never actually tested positive for Celiac. I get bloated and groggy and icky when I do eat it.
Having a C-section, maybe? I'm not sure how it affects me in the long term in regards to my vitamin levels.
Staying indoors? Obviously.
So it recommended I spend 5 minutes a day under the sun. Ok. I can work on that. Take a gel tab or liquid version of vitamin d. I bought some liquid tonight for better absorption. Eating foods that have it but kind of hard considering I'm lactose intolerant sooooo fish??
I did read that 50000 IU is described in extreme circumstances but under doctor supervision and only for maybe two weeks at most. So knowing that my doc wanted to take that much in intervals for a year?????? I'm going to go get a second opinion. I can't even get in touch with her nurse. It's really frustrating how unavailable my OBGYN actually is.
D2 is chemically made and not as good as D3.
Most healthy individuals don't need more than 400 IU per day although 600 to 800 is probably ok. Its fat soluble so take it with your fattiest meal for better absorption.