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Old 01-17-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Liams vitamin d is low we need to start him on 400 iu a day of vitamin d.

Any recommendations on a vitamin?

What natural ways can we up it?

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Re: vitamin d

Our pediatrician recommends Vitamin D year-round. We do 800 iu's in cold/flu season and 400 during the other months. I use liquid D3 and mix it in their cups. The brand I have right now is Child Life but I'll buy any brand as long as I can easily control the amount of iu's and it is D3, not just D.

Also, the sun. It's cold right now but I try to bundle them up and send them out to play whenever possible.
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Re: vitamin d

We take a fermented cod liver oil supplement. Remember that vitamins need to be taken together, so if you're not getting much sun and you need to get additional dietary D, you should also be taking A and K. Most foods high in Vitamin D already have these nutrients in the appropriate ratios. Grass-fed butter and pastured lard are actually some of the highest foods in vitamin D.
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You want to take any D's with either a meal containing some fat or food in general. That will increase the absorption rate which will also work well with absorbing calcium. I'd say Rainbow Light chewables are good one to start (DD1 takes their multi-vitamin chewables).
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