How To Get Enough Vitamin D3

By Dr. J.E. Williams | | Reading Time: 2 minutes

How To Get Enough Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 supplementation is essential for those with COVID-19, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular conditions, bone metabolism disorders like osteoporosis, and everyone over 65 years old. Having an adequate vitamin D level also helps prevent seasonal colds and flu. 

The best ways to get enough vitamin D are by getting outdoors more, including vitamin D-rich foods in your diet, and taking an effective vitamin D3 supplement. 

But getting enough vitamin D in the winter months is difficult. The body makes some vitamin D from sunlight and gets the rest from foods and supplements. However, most people don’t eat foods rich in vitamin D, like cod liver oil, nor get enough sunshine in the winter. And in my clinical experience, most vitamin D supplements don’t absorb well enough to reach optimal blood levels. And getting enough vitamin K2 from foods or supplements assists in vitamin D absorption. 

Are You Low in Vitamin D3? Or Getting Too Much?

Don’t guess about your vitamin D status. Take an effective vitamin D3 supplement daily. Most people need 5,000 IU, but some require higher doses. However, I don’t recommend mega-dosing vitamin D without medical supervision or self-testing. After 2-3 weeks of taking vitamin D3, test your blood levels for vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy. Blood testing is the only way to know if you’re getting adequate vitamin D. 

Did you know you can order blood tests in most states without a doctor’s prescription? 

Order your vitamin D test from Ulta Lab Tests or use Quest Direct

Boost your low Vitamin D level with the same supplements I use in the clinic. 

Vitamin D Supreme, Vitamin D3 supplement

Vitamin D Supreme 5,000 IU with K1/2 

Take one capsule daily with a meal

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