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October 4, 2012 1:20 PM
Was wondering what food are full with Vitamin D. My last Doc visit my D was extremly low. I am on a supplement but doc said I should add more foods with Vitamin D to my diet to help.
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October 4, 2012 1:33 PM
Sunshine
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October 4, 2012 1:42 PM
Cod liver oil, fish (swordfish, salmon, tuna), fortified beverages (OJ, soy milk), milk, eggs, and yogurt.
October 4, 2012 1:44 PM
Is the supplement d3 or d2? D3 is better. For pale skin, 20 minutes a day in sunshine (40% skin showing) is good for Vit D too......
October 6, 2012 4:37 PM
Thats the problem...im never in the sun! I work 12 hrs shifts indoors... Not big on fish either..I can do tuna fish maybe have to eat that a little more...dont drink milk or eat yogurt...no wonder why my levals were so down...wonder if the tanning salon would help...im sure it wouldnt...hmmm Hopefully the vitamin d vitamins help
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October 6, 2012 4:45 PM
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Thats the problem...im never in the sun! I work 12 hrs shifts indoors... Not big on fish either..I can do tuna fish maybe have to eat that a little more...dont drink milk or eat yogurt...no wonder why my levals were so down...wonder if the tanning salon would help...im sure it wouldnt...hmmm Hopefully the vitamin d vitamins help


Tanning beds do help. It's just expensive and inconvenient for a lot of people. The supplements work fine, the upper limit is pretty high, so you can take a good dose in supplement form. The doctor can monitor you with blood tests.

Here's a really good NIH article/fact sheet about D.

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/
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October 6, 2012 6:53 PM
Liquid vitamin D is absorbed faster and more efficiently than supplements in capsule or tablet form. wink
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October 6, 2012 7:51 PM
After your off the high D supplements I suggest you start taking a daily vitamin. Unless you have an amazing diet pattern you're likely not getting other things as well as you could or should, so it would be generally beneficial in addition to the D issue.

I, too, am not a sunshine person so I had to be on prescription D supplements for a while. I didn't actually fall into the deficient range, but my doc noted that I was only 3 points above and asked me if I wanted to start D supplements then or wait and see if it dipped down further... I said just start me on the pills. A few weeks later I was re-checked and I was fine. I take a daily multi that covers me and I've been fine since.
October 12, 2012 3:25 AM
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Thanks for the article...The Doc started me on 300 mg and doing blood test again in 6 weeks...
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Thats the problem...im never in the sun! I work 12 hrs shifts indoors... Not big on fish either..I can do tuna fish maybe have to eat that a little more...dont drink milk or eat yogurt...no wonder why my levals were so down...wonder if the tanning salon would help...im sure it wouldnt...hmmm Hopefully the vitamin d vitamins help


Tanning beds do help. It's just expensive and inconvenient for a lot of people. The supplements work fine, the upper limit is pretty high, so you can take a good dose in supplement form. The doctor can monitor you with blood tests.

Here's a really good NIH article/fact sheet about D.

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/
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