Vitamin D: new guidlines... Are you following them too?

@cmjune76 (274)
United States
April 24, 2010 6:21pm CST
For many people living in the Pacific Northwest, physicians are now telling them to start taking a vitamin D supplement. Lack of sunshine is a serious matter here; in fact rickets and osteoporosis is higher than other parts of the country. Today, I saw Vitamin D formulations of infants under 1 year old; for non bottle-fed and/or formula fed children as well... Are you taking an additional Vitamin D supplement? I started two months ago under my Interist's urge and my mood and muscles feel much better.
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@peavey (15808)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Yes, I take a Vitamin D supplement, prescription strength. It seems there's no end to the studies done on it lately and they've found that it affects so many different things. It would probably be wise for everyone to be tested to see if they're deficient. Mother's milk contains Vitamin D, but formula up to now has not included it, which in my opinion, was a stupid mistake. How many babies have started life deficient in this vitamin because of that?
@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Was it really? that seems crazy! Well, glad they include it now in formula!
@peavey (15808)
• United States
30 Apr 10
There are a lot of crazy things in this world. :)
@ryn561 (1)
14 Oct 10
The recommended daily allowance of vitamin d3 is around 200 IU per day. However, many argue healthy adults should gradually increase their dose to 2000 IU per day or sometimes even up to 6000 IU for pregnant women. Source: http://www.evitamind.com
• Serbia
29 Jul 10
Vitamins is good for your health source: http://www.vitaminddeficiencysymptomsguide.com/
@cupkitties (6809)
• United States
25 Apr 10
I'm afraid I must say that I do not. I'll go buy supplements and then they end up sitting in my drawer or the medicine chest until they expire. I also hate the suns heat on me and I know thats supposed to be the best way to get vitamin D. I just can't stand it.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
25 Apr 10
Interesting discussion as I have recently read something about taking Vitamin D suppliments, especially if you are over 65. I can see why, helping keep our bones strong because Vitamin D helps us absorb the calcium better. Personally I don't take Vitamin D regularily but I do take it. Maybe I should be taking it more often although am a ways from 65 years of age yet.. Once I took too much Vitamin D and I felt terrible. It was like I had sunstroke. In the summertime, I enjoy the sun a lot and am in it as much as possible so avoid taking Vitamin D in the summertime anyway.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
25 Apr 10
I've been taking Vitamin D for some time now. I take 400 units. it is supposed to help the body absorb calcium, help you feel less achy, Helps the nerves and is supposed to add at least 1.3 years to your life.