How to avoid vitamin D deficiency

It’s a fact. Many Americans suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. Recently, I myself was diagnosed with this condition. Normal people are supposed to have Vitamin D levels between 30 ng/ml and 60 ng/ml. Mine were 13 ng/ml which is considered pretty low, although not alarmingly so.

Get vitamin d from sunlightFortunately, the solution is supposedly quite simple. Just take Vitamin D supplements. The doctor prescribed 50,000 IUs of Vitamin D2, which is to be taken weekly. I thought this would be an easy fix, but upon further research, things aren’t are simple as they might seem at first blush.

It turns out there are two types of Vitamin D. One is called Vitamin D2, and the other is Vitamin D3. By all accounts, it seems that D3 is much more effective at alleviating Vitamin D deficiency. Unfortunately, most doctors prescribe D2, since that’s the only Vitamin D supplement available in such a high dose.

But there’s other issues with doctor-prescribed D2 as well. A simple google search reveals that many people who take this pill end up with other problems, such as acne. After learning this, I decided to purchase my own D3 supplements on my own and take them instead.

One of the best brands that gives you the most bang for your buck is Nature Made. They have a 5000IU pill, and you can buy 90 of them for just 9 dollars or so. That works out to about $3 a month, which is actually less than the prescription I got from my doctor, which was supposedly going to save me money. Just go to to order this supplement or other products at a discount. In conjunction with taking supplements, there are other ways to get more Vitamin D, such as exposure to natural sunlight. You can learn more about the various things you can do to get more of this vitamin by going to

Of course, even if you don’t have any vitamin deficiencies, you should be taking vitamins daily. This is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure optimal health. I like to buy my vitamins over the Internet because it’s convenient. My favorite store is Pureformulas because they offer free shipping for all orders, regardless of size. This makes it easy for me to order small quantities of whatever I need without worrying about ordering a certain amount to qualify for free shipping deals.

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