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Mar 19, 2019 23:26:33

Vitamin D

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Today we visited a pediatrician for a 2-week visit for my son and were told to start to give him Vitamin D. In my country, we are not told to take Vitamin D explicitly so I started to search why it is important. I wondered if some specific races, conditions or regions have more likelihood of Vitamin D Deficiency.  

When I looked at some of vitamin D products recommended by the pediatrician e.g., tri-vi-sol or D-vi-sol, some of the reviews made me worried because of the relatively high volume of 1 starts in Amazon (an example of reviews). Some of the reviews complained about mold packages, stingy smell, or different color between 1st and 2nd orders.

As long as I studied today, vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins to accelerate the absorption of calcium and help strengthen bones. Also, you can take it from food or the Sun, which means Vitamin D is generated when your skin is exposed to the Sun.  

Top foods for Vitamin D

  • Fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  • Beef liver
  • Cheese 
  • Egg yolks
  • Other nutrition enhanced product like milk, orange juice 

These are the foods we also eat usually. 

 

Reference



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    @hiro If you consider a supplement I have some information. I subscribe to a website called Consumerlab that does independent testing and verification for supplements. I looked up Vitamin D supplements and here is what I found. Baby Ddrops Vitamin D3 is a good choice, providing 400 IU per drop--which is 2/3 of the daily requirement for most adults and children and 100% of that for infants. Alternatively at a much lower cost consider giving one or two drops (250 to 500 IU) of Source Naturals Vitamin D-3.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 20, 2019 09:15:22
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      @brandonwilson Thank you so much for your information! I did not know such an independent lab but it sounds great. I like the idea.

      Hiro avatar Hiro | Mar 20, 2019 22:47:23
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