Extremely allergic to wool and ANY fish but need to increase Vitamin D

by Laura
(San Diego, CA)

My vitamin D level is at 17 according to a recent blood test. My doctor says to take 3,000 units of vitamin D-3, however all the D-3 I am finding either comes from wool oil (cholecalciferol) or from fish oil.


I am extremely allergic to both wool and any type of fish either shellfish or fresh water fish. I live in southern California, but have been a caregiver for the past 10 or more years for my mom, with the last 4-5 years more intensive which means I have not been outdoors much at all - just a few minutes in the evenings.

My mom recently passed away so I am now trying to take care of my own health. I am wondering if going out in the sun for a while each day will increase my vitamin D-3 levels, and also where can I find vitamin d-3 as a supplement that I am not going to have an allergic reaction to?

I have found the Mega Food D-3 which I thought would be good, but I recently read that while it claims to have vitamin D-3 from s. cerevisiae, that is not going to help raise my vitamin D-3 levels. Can you help me find a product that I can take without fear of allergic reaction?

I have been searching for a month at health food stores, vitamin stores, on-line, etc. and am not having much luck. Please respond soon! Thank you.

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Vitamin D3 is fish or lanolin
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

ALL vitamin d3 is from fish or lanolin. The MegaFood Vitamin D is from yeast that has been FED lanolin based vitamin d. So, no, I cannot give you any names of any vitamin d's that you can be 'assured' of not having a reaction to. In fact, there is no way that someone can tell you that you, for sure, will not have a reaction to ANYTHING new that you take, so looking for something that you will be 'assured' that you will not have a reaction to is impossible since no one could possibly tell you that and not be lying to you.

Yes, sun gives you vitamin d. You live in San Diego, so you just need to take the time to expose as much of your bare skin to the sun for as long as you can regularly without allowing yourself to burn.

You can also get the The Food Movement's First of it's kind Vegan D3 From Lichen it's one of the only vitamin d3 supplements that I can assure you has no lanolin.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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