My vitamin D number is 11 and should be between 30 and 50. These are just numbers to me. So, I looked up why vitamin D is important. eHow.com says:
Function of Vitamin D
The major purpose of vitamin D is to control normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorous. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium, and therefore is essential for forming and maintaining healthy bones. Without vitamin D, bones can become brittle, soft and misshapen.
For the adult, vitamin D provides protection from osteoporosis and muscle weakness, which could cause falling. For the child, it provides protection from rickets. Vitamin D helps protect the body from high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease and autoimmune diseases. Canadian researchers found a link between a lack of vitamin D and multiple sclerosis in children. More research has discovered a link between low levels of vitamin D to diabetes and tuberculosis.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4568650_why-vitamin-d-important.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask#ixzz10wq38DXk
Interesting, yes? Maybe this is why I'm so clumsy.
So, for the next three months, I will be taking a weekly super dose of vitamin D. Then I will get blood work done again to see if I can shift to something OTC.