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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.
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    That's good information. Thanks for sharing. I don't take any supplements. I am fortunate to live in a sunny region though and believe I get adequate sun exposure. I am not big on dairy either--never drink milk and have eliminated cream from my coffee. I sometimes eat some cheese. I eat Greek yogurt. I need to pay attention to this myself.
    1951 days ago
    My Mom does 15 minutes a week in the tanning bed. Just take steps to protect your skin and take the time to relax and meditate. Did wonders for her and now her D levels are great.
    1951 days ago
    Most people who live north of the Mason Dixon line don't get enough vitamin d from the sun. In the fall and winter here we have very little sun. I take a supplement every day.
    1951 days ago
    I know tanning salons are frowned upon, but my vitamin D came back perfect for the first time in years because of once a week tanning.
    1951 days ago
    I have my D in my bloodwork scanned... and I am taking 5,000 a day of D3 jell - along with what ever I get from food and sun... it still is in the middle of the range... maybe have the doc do bloodwork to see what you need ?? just my FYI... passed on
    1951 days ago
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