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I do give my DD vitamin D when I remember. We are at a moderately northern latitude but it is very overcast for much of the winter and she certainly doesn't get her 15 minutes of sunshine (or any sunshine) most days. There is some convincing evidence linking Vitamin D deficiency and multiple sclerosis and I have yet to see any suggestion that vitamin D supplements cause any sort of harm whatsoever. I agree it is better to get vitamins from food, but vitamin D doesn't come from food and humans didn't evolve for such northern latitudes, so it makes sense to supplement a little.
 

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I just wanted to point out that if you are in Victoria BC you are further north than virtually any US people (outside of Alaska) and 90% of Canadians. While it is "moderately northern" I didn't want people to take your comment to mean Ohio, kwim?

Actually we're further south than a lot of Canada. Not the triangular bit of southern Ontario, but most of the rest of it. There just happens to be a whole pile of people in that little triangle. Poor things.

We are below the 49th parallel. Victoria is at the same latitude as northern Washington State, Minnesota, etc.

I grew up in the Yukon. THAT is the far north. Victoria, not so much. I would supplement with Vitamin D if I lived anywhere north of California. But that's just me.
 
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