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


OregonGuy said...

Sounds like the perfect excuse to take up golf!

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.