I'm asking, because I was given a vitamin D blood test and it was on the low side (24) and my doctor told me it should be at least over 30. She said 30 is still considered low. Well I live in Hawaii and thought I was getting enough vitamin D but I guess not? Maybe my skin just doesn't absorb it as well? Not sure. I'm fair skin but tan easy. Or maybe I haven't been getting out as much as I thought. After my initial blood test, I started making a conscious effort to get outside more and taking a tsp of fermented cod liver oil once or twice a week. When I had my D levels checked again after 3 months it went up to 26. It went up only 2 points! Am I doing something wrong? My doctor prescribed me some vitamin D but I wanna stick to natural sources first. She thinks I'm too young to have low vitamin D and I'm at risk (not sure risk for what though). Any suggestions? Should I take more cod liver oil?
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10/24/10 at 3:39am