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Does Smoked Salmon Really Have Vitamin D
Yes: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more
Then take Vit D!!!:
Low D is associated with chronic pain, increased risk of heart disease & cancer & reduced longevity. In spring & summer we can get adequate D from mid-day sun without protection. In fall & winter the only way for EVERYONE in the US (except deep South) to get enough D is to take D3- most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day for optimal levels.
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Fatigue/ weakness: Fatigue or weakness are general symptoms that may be related to several broad conditions. Blood/ circulation problems like anemia (decrease red blood cells). Endocrine (low thyroid). Vitamin D or B12 deficiencies. Metabolic causes like low sugar. Respiratory like sleep apnea or neurologic causes. Viral causes like mono. One should have a thorough evaluation with his or her health care provider. ...Read more
Depends: Upon what your vitamin d levels are. That's a pretty high dose for long term use. Luckily your doctor can check your levels and readjust dose if needed. ...Read more
My vitamin d level came back as 11...I know this is really low but my dr said to take 2000 iu daily....Is that enough to help raise my levels?
I give more: I prescribe 50, 000u vit d weekly for 6-8 wks and 50, 000u monthly thereafter. ...Read more
Yes, if deficient: Vit d deficiency is very common, the best explanation I have is that it is broken down by cadmium a pollutant that has become more prevalent since lead was taken out of gasoline in 1980. Cadmium causes stress and inflammation. If vit d deficiency is present just taking vit d will not be enough. Menstruating women need iron. Zinc and magnesium are necessary and a healthy life style. ...Read more
Naturally: 40 min weekly of direct sunshine to the face, upper extremities and lower extremities should be enough to give you the lowest amount of healthy, natural stimulation from uv light to produce vitamin d in your skin. If you live in an area of the world where there is lack of sunlight for more than 3-4 mos of the year, supplementing additional oral vitamin d may be necessary. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin d is stored in fat cells. If someone takes in too much vitamin d, they could have too much calcium in their urine, raising the risk for kidney stones, or too much calcium in the blood, causing nausea, constipation, excessive thirst and urination, muscle weakness, depression, or confusion. ...Read more
D does many things!: Vitamin d3 is quite essential for many things. The skin will make this on exposure to sunlight, but most people still need it as a supplement. It is necessary to absorb calcium from the GI tract, and prevent osteoporosis. But it bolsters the immune system, helps prevent prostate, breast, and colon cancers, and heart disease as well. ...Read more
2000-5000 units: I recommend 2000-5000units daily. It is best to check your levels by a lab draw. Normal range is a level between 30-100 but I feel most patients feel better around 50-70 range. Get your baseline level, supplement for 3 months and then re check your level to be sure you are getting enough. ...Read more