Vitamin D Rich Foods – How to Increase Vitamin D Naturally

Vitamin D Rich Foods – How to Increase Vitamin D Naturally
Published on, 12 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Oumou Diakite and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have a vitamin D deficiency, with a level of 8.50 ng/ml. What can I do to treat it? Could you recommend any specific tablets or supplements?


Answered by Dr. Oumou Diakite


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Dietary sources of vitamin D include fatty fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines, as well as rainbow trout, beef liver, mushrooms, egg yolks, cod liver oil, and dairy products such as cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk. Additionally, breakfast cereals, orange juice, and yogurt can also contribute to your vitamin D intake.


Sun Exposure:

Limit sun exposure to 30 minutes per day

Avoid overexposure to reduce the risk of skin cancer


Vitamin D Supplement:

Take a multivitamin containing vitamin D for a month

After a month, have your vitamin D levels rechecked at the hospital

If levels are stable, you can stop the supplement and rely on diet and sun exposure for vitamin D




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