Over the Counter Vitamin D

by Sara

Covering Up Like This, She'll Definitely Need Over the Counter Vitamin D!

Covering Up Like This, She'll Definitely Need Over the Counter Vitamin D!

I had my yearly blood work and this is the first year for checking my vitamin D level. They told me that my level was 31 ng/ml and told me to take a prescription of D 1000 a day for 2 mos.


I have 2 questions:

1) Is this Vitamin D Level showing I'm deficient? 2) What is wrong with Over the Counter Vitamin D?


I'm 61 and have had 9 children.

Thank you

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What about Over the Counter Vitamin D ?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Sara,

Your Vitamin D Level of 31 would not 'technically' be considered Vit D Deficiency according to the laboratory that publishes your results, but most researchers recommend a higher level of between 50 to 80 ng/ml and would consider you "Vitamin D Insufficient".


Unfortunately, your doctor giving you a prescription for 1000 IU's of Vitamin D will be very likely to keep you insufficient!!!


Most researchers believe that we need much more Vitamin D Supplements than previously thought- about 30 IU's per pound, which would put a 100 pound person at about 3000 IU's- 3 times more than you are taking now.

And the 'prescription' that he gave you will make that even worse. Prescription Vitamin D is Vitamin D2 which is not absorbed as well and has a shorter half life than Over the Counter Vitamin D3.


But not all Over the Counter Vitamin D Supplements are created equal. You have to make sure that your Over the Counter Vitamin D Supplements state that they are Vitamin D3- also known as Cholecalciferol.




It's also important to remember that Vitamin D is ESSENTIAL for Calcium Absorption. And it seems like Osteoporosis is occurring in epidemic proportion when it is COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE in the vast majority of women.


And as someone who has had 9 children, you are particularly vulnerable to Osteoporosis, so consider getting aggressive treatment for your Vitamin D insufficiency to get your Vitamin D Level up to between 50 to 80 ng/ml and ask about taking a calcium supplement as well.

Another important step to keep from getting osteoporosis is to get outside and do WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISES as you are able. Walking is OK, but light jogging and weight training are even better (assuming that you have the OK from your doctor to be exercising).


Putting some STRAIN on your bones (again assuming that you have no medical conditions) is the most overlooked and most effective way to keep your bones strong and healthy- along with taking Calcium and Over the Counter Vitamin D Supplements containing D3.




Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com





At Least Your Vitamin D Level...
by: mai

At least your Vitamin D levels were 30 ng/ml. W hen my endocrinologist checked mine it was 13 ng/ml.

It freaked me out! I had been taking vitamin d for the last 2 months now and next week I'm due for another lab work. Hopefully it's all better now.

Mai

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