Take Vitamin D With Largest Meal to Increase Blood Level

The Healthy Librarian at the Happy Healthy Long Life blog wrote about a small scientific study documenting an incredibly easy way to increase blood levels of vitamin D in people taking supplemental vitamin D:

Take the supplement with the largest meal of the day

Subjects of this research were taking vitamin D supplements—often a very high dose—for medical reasons, yet blood levels remained unacceptably low. Blood levels of vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) rose by 50% simply by taking the same dose with the largest daily meal.

Other people, including young healthy adults, may or may not respond the same way. Do you know?

As for me, I’ll be sure to take my vitamin D supplement with my largest meal.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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