Tuesday, October 28, 2008

High Doses of Vitamin D

It's the time of year when the days are shorter and the sunlight becomes sparse. It's also the time of year when people become depressed and their vitamin D stores begin to deplete, coincidence?

A lack of vitamin D can be remidied by getting more sunlight, lying in a UV tanning bed or supplementing with some vitamin D. The latter of which is the easiest for some, especially if you work indoors all day.

Interestingly enough a new study has surfaced in which you can catch up on your vitamin D by taking it in one big monthly dose.

Similar results were had by those following these protocols:
1,500 International Units once daily
10,500 IU once weekly
45,000 IU every 28 days.

It doesn't matter how you get it, just make sure you get it!

So basically for those that can't remember to take pills all that often, just have a system of taking it all in on the first of the month. How convenient! If you'd like to read further about the study you can find it here.

Lacking omega-3's and vitamin d? a pure source of cod liver oil kills two birds with one stone. Just don't take that all in a single monthly dose!

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