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