What are some underlying medical reasons that cause low Vitamin D?
I take supplements. 5000 units of D3 and 600 D daily. I had thyroid surgery to remove 1/2 of my thyroid and am not on any medications. The specialist doctor says my numbers are fine. But last week at my regular doctor's office, he said my Vitamin D is low. My magnesium is low as well which I also take supplements for. I just don't know however, why would my Vitamin D be low? I walk every day outdoors in the sun. I take all these supplements. Thoughts?
If you suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods -- including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks -- and in fortified dairy and grain products
If you shun the sun, which you say you walk outdoors daily, so that does not seem to be the case. Also, if you are a vegetarian, then that may cause low Vitamin D. The only thing I know for a fact about a Vitamin D deficiency, is that 100% women who got breast cancer, all had a Vitamin D deficiency. I am supposed to take the supplements too, and I have been remiss in doing so, after being healed from breast cancer.
I have a question for you first. Are the supplements you're taking natural or synthetic (over the counter)?
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