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Monday, April 18, 2011

What does it mean to be "vitamin D deficient"?

My doctor recently told me that I'm not getting enough vitamin D, and that I need to take a supplement. Vitamin D is one of the ones that it's possible to overdose on, so I looked it up. Overdosing on D, while possible, isn't that easy to do. And in fact, many people actually have a deficiency.

This website can tell you just about anything you want to know about vitamin D:

Learn the Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency Before It’s Too Late!

It has lots of links. One of them was this one:

Which kind of vitamin D should I take?

It says, among other things, that recent studies have show that the maximum vitamin D levels that have previously been recommended as normal can and should be considerably higher.

This other site was also very informative too:

vitamin d deficiency symptoms guide

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At Tue Apr 19, 11:28:00 AM 2011, Blogger OregonGuy said...

Sounds like the perfect excuse to take up golf!

At Tue Apr 19, 02:43:00 PM 2011, Blogger Chas said...

Yes! They don't call it the "Sunshine Vitamin" for nothing. But, they also say, that the human body's capacity to make vitamin D from sunshine, diminishes with age. So supplements would probably still be advisable for some people.

I would suggest, for anyone having their cholesterol levels checked, that they ask their doctor to check their vitamin D levels too. That's how I found out about mine.


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