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Do IV vitamin D shots work to raise vit D levels??

By Anonymous May 26, 2011 - 9:28pm
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I'm just wondering if this is the best way to get more vitamin D

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Hi Anon,

Sure, Vitamin D shots are available. However, they are painful and you have to be careful with dosage in order not to cause Vitamin D toxicity.

The good news is that Vitamin D is produced when the cholesterol in your skin is exposed to sunlight, which converts to Vitamin D. You can do this by exposing yourself to sun for 15-20 minutes between the hours of 10am-3pm twice a week.

You can also consume foods high in vitamin D including cheese, butter, egg yolk, margarine, canned mushrooms, and fortified cereals. Fatty fish and salmon are also good sources of Vitamin D.

And finally, you can also add a Vitamin D supplement. All of these will increase your Vitamin D without the need to take it in injection form.


May 27, 2011 - 5:01am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank you Rosa!

May 27, 2011 - 5:55pm
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