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Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Test Results Are in....

We found out yesterday that Princess is in fact deficient in Vitamin D, our doctor did not really want to do the test. She said there was no way, because we spend a good portion of time outside and the kiddos are all really healthy, but I pushed for it somehow knowing something was not right. Sadly though I was right...............thank god it is something we can fix easily.

We have switched to a multivitamin with more Vitamin D (at least 200mg is what the doctor recommended) and we plan to spend lots more time outside. My kids are not big milk drinkers or I would increase their milk intake as well. Princess has another appointment for more blood tests in a month to see if the increased Vitamin D is making a difference. I will update again then, in the meantime I hope you all stay safe!


  1. It would have been interesting if you would have posted the test results. In all likelihood you will have to get up to at least 1,000 IU per day to get into an optimum range. A good oil based gelcap will give the best consistant results. Carlson has a nice product. It is a small gelcap about the size of a baby aspirin.

  2. You know I honestly did not even think to ask the doctor what the results were exactly. Thank you very much for the info on the gel caps I will look into it!

    The new vitamins are 400 IU Vit D per capsule and it recommends up to 2 per day. Since Thursday she has been having 2 each night, so 800 IU of Vit D is what I have her on right now.

    Thanks so much for the info!! :)

  3. Remember that whatever portion of the viatmin the body doesn't use will be cleared as waste. You may want to look into am & pm dosing. This will maximize the amt of D her body absorbs. :)