A doctor recently gave me a Vitamin D blood test. The result came back saying I was severely deficient in Vitamin D. I was given a script for 50,000 units of Vitamin D, to take once a week for a month. A week into the treatments, it's been a month now, I feel so much better. My body does not ache the way it did. My depression has significantly lessened and I have so much more energy. I cannot believe it, but it is true!
Upon being alerted of this deficiency I started researching Vitamin D. Turns out it is a very difficult Vitamin to attain. Yes milk is fortified with Vitamin D, but it's a very minimal amount. Yes we get it from the sun, but a low level of SPF blocks the UVB rays that give us Vitamin D. We need to take matters into our own hands and take supplements. I started taking Cod Liver Oil, 2 tsp a day and I give the kids some as well. I'm going to also purchase some supplements this week for our family.
For me this is a big deal. And I think everyone, especially moms, should get an easy blood test to detect what your vitamin D levels are. If you are deficient in Vitamin D and it goes unchecked, it will cause a whole host of problems. Some of the problems that result from Vitamin D deficiency are:
Osteomalacia which can lead to Osteoporosis
This is my own experience thus far in trying to figure out why I have felt so "off" for a while. I am not attempting to fix others necessarily but instead inform you of what is a very real issue for some.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out this video and consider this topic for yourself.