MedBytes – Vitamin D
Are you getting enough Vitamin D?
Hopefully you get your annual physical exam with labs, and your doctor is checking your Vitamin D level.
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How can you get Vitamin D?
- Drink milk.
- Eat foods that have vitamin D in them.
(This last method is not recommended if you are taking or using a medicine that will cause photosensitivity – or sensitivity to sunlight – meaning you could burn much more easily while using that medicine.)
Have You Recently Lost Weight?
If you have recently lost quite a bit of weight, have your Vitamin D level rechecked.
Vitamin D is one of the 4 fat-soluble vitamins.
Which means it can go into our fat stores.
And when fat is released? So is the Vitamin D – back into the bloodstream.
You won’t want to keep taking a supplement if your doctor says your level is fine and there is no medical reason to take it.
As always, discuss this information with your doctor.
How do you get your Vitamin D? Share with us in the comments!