Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vitamin D Are You Getting Enough?

Last week I got a B12 shot and had my Vitamin D level checked.  Today I got the results back for Vitamin D.  It was below the normal range.  Not by much but by enough.  I am so glad I got it checked.

So how much does a person need to take a day?  Well, I went to Mayo Clinic searching for the answer.  There are as many different daily dosing usage as days of the week.  When did this get so difficult?  If you take too much you are looking at  your system to become toxic.

Just yesterday I wrote about how I want to focus on my health and looking at reducing weight.  One thing I noticed in this report was a higher dosage of Vitamin D3 for people suffering from Seasonal Defective DisorderFibromyalgia and for obese people as well.

I am not a doctor or nutritionist.  I am just your average 52 year old woman that finally got her health back to the level she can function.  Now it is all about maintaining.  Yes, I am heavier than I have been in a very long time.  Now I am searching for what my comfortable weight for me is at my age.  I couldn't seem to find that but I did find a way to calculate my Body Mass Index.

What did I learn?  I learned that if you suffer from Seasonal Defective Disorder, Fibromyalgia and are overweight, chances are you need a higher dosage of Vitamin D3 than the average person.  What dosage to be exact?  I still don't know.  What I do know is that I have not been taking enough and will recommit myself again.  I am tired of being tired and feeling achy.  What about you?
Until Next Time,
Marilyn

Are you taking the correct amount for you?