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Vitamin D deficient?

I just got a phone call that I am Vitamin D deficient, like a lot.  I hate taking pills and there is not much food (naturally) that has Vitamin D- fish, beef liver, fish oil, eggs, fotified milk and mushrooms. 

I think the sun is also a good source for Vitamin D, but when I go to work before the suns up and come home as it's going down, that's not really an option especially this time of year.

Has anyone else every been Vitamin D deficient?

Re: Vitamin D deficient?

  • I actually just had this discussion with my dr. the other day.

    He said for pregnant women, especially in the winter, vitamin d supplements are super important.  Because the southern sun isn't as intense in the winter as in the summer, it is important.  Then add pregnancy on top of this.

    I just bought some vitamins from my dr. (my chiro has a great brand) and plan to take them each day.

  • Watch out on the beef liver. PG women aren't supposed to eat much of it. DH looked into it since I am so low in iron. 

     Found this on baby center

    Food sources of vitamin D

    Fish liver oil, fatty fish, and fortified milk, egg, and cereal products all contain vitamin D. Be sure to check food labels: Some eggs, cheeses, yogurts, and cereals are fortified while others aren't. All milk is vitamin D fortified.

    Here are some of the best food sources of vitamin D:

    • 3 ounces catfish, cooked: 570 IU
    • 3.5 ounces salmon, cooked: 360 IU
    • 3.5 ounces mackerel, cooked: 345 IU
    • 3 ounces tuna fish, canned in oil: 200 IU
    • 1.75 ounces sardines, canned in oil, drained: 250 IU
    • 1 cup milk, fortified with 25% of daily value (DV) of vitamin D: 100 IU
    • 1 cup orange juice, fortified with 25% of DV of vitamin D: 100 IU
    • 1 cup fortified skim milk: 98 IU
    • 1 tablespoon margarine, fortified: 60 IU
    • 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal, fortified with 10% of DV of vitamin D: 40 IU
    • 1 egg yolk: 20 IU
  • I was when I was pregnant... they make some that are double the dose per pill, so you would only have to take 1 maybe... And they are super tiny if I'm remembering correctly. I think I bought those at Walgreens. Just take it with your prenatal if you can!

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  • I am Vitamin D deficient and I take 3 pills every day, you would probably only need 1 a day. They are super small, soft gels and I get them at Walgreens. 
  • I'm vitamin d deficient and have been for awhile.  you can buy Vitamin D pills over the counter.  I take the 1000 IU 1 per day.

    But since being pregnant, I take a Calcium/Vitamin D pill and that is 2 times a day. 


  • I started taking Vitamin D supplements a while back because I was told most people in the midwest are vitamin D deficient - especially in the winter.  They are tiny little gel caps.
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