Vitamin D injections to help with deficiency and seasonal affective disorder
- 15 min15 minutes
- 25 US dollars$25
- Old Franklin Turnpike
Getting your vitamin D fix solely through food isn’t impossible, but it can be tricky because few foods contain ample D. Excellent food sources of vitamin D include fish, such as 3 ounces of salmon, or ½ cup of white mushrooms exposed to UV light, according to the NIH. But among the most common vitamin D foods eaten in the United States are eggs, cheddar cheese, fortified foods such as milk and cereal, and portobello mushrooms. These foods cover only a fraction of the daily value (DV) for vitamin D. For example, one large egg offers 1.1 mcg (44 IU), and vitamin D–fortified cereal offers 2 mcg (80 IU), providing 6 percent and 10 percent of the DV, respectively. This makes these foods only minor sources of the vitamin. Think of noshing on vitamin D foods as just one step in your quest to get enough of the sunshine vitamin. Fueling up with foods that naturally have vitamin D and those that are fortified vitamin D will provide some vitamin D; however, getting some of your vitamin D through sunlight and taking a supplement can help you reach sufficient levels. Vitamin D injections are better absorbed and will quickly normalize deficiencies. We offer them as weekly injections in a 3-4 week series.