Do you know your Vitamin D level?
Vitamin D is needed to build and maintain strong, healthy bones. The amount of Vitamin D in a typical daily multivitamin is usually only 400 IU on average, but your body may require as much as 4000 IU daily or more. In a recent study, more than 50% of women receiving medication to treat osteoporosis had low Vitamin D levels.
Be sure that your doctor follows your Vitamin D levels, as it is very important for other functions in our bodies. (More information on that subject in a future post). Also be sure that you take your Vitamin D with a meal that contains some fat, as it will help with absorption.
Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley