When I first found out that I was pregnant, I got some bloodwork and had my vitamin D levels checked. Mine were fine but my doctor told me that almost all pregnant women have low vitamin D levels making supplementation necessary. Also, my mom has had issues with low vitamin D levels in the past and now takes supplements for it.
I completed my Master's thesis (a 29 page research paper that took lots of time and effort) on the effects of vitamin D deficiency in the elderly and found that low levels of vitamin D can lead to loss in bone, strength, function and can cause pain. Vitamin D deficiency is also a risk factor for cancer, falls, fractures, renal insufficiency, neurologic disorders and mortality. This shows how important having optimal levels of vitamin D is.
Vita Optimum which comes in a 5000 IU serving. These can be purchased on Amazon.com and shipped quickly. My prenatal has enough vitamin D for now but once the winter comes, I will probably start taking a higher dose of vitamin D just to make sure that I am getting enough.
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