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March 1, 2021 • Healthy Living

How to Maintain Healthy Vitamin D Levels

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Vitamin D is a critically important nutrient for optimal health. Here is my best advice for achieving and maintaining a healthy blood level.

  • Get regular prudent, SAFE sun exposure. Even a few minutes a day with arms and /or legs exposed in warmer months will suffice.
  • Regularly consume foods containing vitamin D—oily fish like salmon (richest source), fortified dairy products and cereals, eggs, and shitake mushrooms.
  • Take 2000 iu’s of vitamin D3 daily OR as directed by your healthcare provider based on your blood level. Some people will require higher dosages.
  • Based on the reports I have reviewed, a blood level between 40 ng/ml to 50 ng/ml is a good target range.