Monday, September 7, 2009

Vitamin D levels

I did get my vitamin D level checked on the advice of my best friend and an anonymous poster here on my blog. Turns out it is low - 24.5. The normal range is 32-100 but it says 32 is a threshold for optimal health.

So low levels of vitamin D can be associated with increased inflammation in heart disease, arthritis, and MS. And of course, it can f*ck up your bones too. Nice.

Who would have thought that living in Arizona, you could possibly have low vit D levels????

3 comments:

womantowomancbe said...

Well, when you pull long shifts, and your average daily sun exposure is whatever you get while running to the car, to the house, to the office, to the hospital....

Maybe walk to those places? ;-)

-Kathy

pinky said...

no Sh1t! huh?

Midlife Midwife said...

Too much sun screen, too much time indoors, too little time playing in the sun. Nice thing that vitamin D capsules are so small and are easy to get.