Today we visited a pediatrician for a 2-week visit for my son and were told to start to give him Vitamin D. In my country, we are not told to take Vitamin D explicitly so I started to search why it is important. I wondered if some specific races, conditions or regions have more likelihood of Vitamin D Deficiency.
When I looked at some of vitamin D products recommended by the pediatrician e.g., tri-vi-sol or D-vi-sol, some of the reviews made me worried because of the relatively high volume of 1 starts in Amazon (an example of reviews). Some of the reviews complained about mold packages, stingy smell, or different color between 1st and 2nd orders.
As long as I studied today, vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins to accelerate the absorption of calcium and help strengthen bones. Also, you can take it from food or the Sun, which means Vitamin D is generated when your skin is exposed to the Sun.
Top foods for Vitamin D
- Fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
- Beef liver
- Egg yolks
- Other nutrition enhanced product like milk, orange juice
These are the foods we also eat usually.