Important note for those who take vitamin D supplements

If you’re vitamin D deficient–and if you’re human, evidence shows that you probably are–you may be able to significantly boost your D levels by following one simple habit: Take D supplements with your largest meal of the day.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bone Clinic recruited 17 subjects who had remained vitamin D deficient even after being treated for their deficiency.

For 2-3 months, each subject began taking their D supplements with the largest meal of the day. Dosage levels varied from 1,000 to 50,000 IU daily.

Results: Overall, absorption of the vitamin was improved and blood levels of D increased by more than 50 percent.

I always take my vitamin D with my other supplements first thing in the morning. But starting today, it’s going to be part of my lunchtime routine.

So simple, but given the enormous importance of vitamin D in fighting cancer, improving heart health, and preventing type 2 diabetes, this little study may prove to be a very big deal.

To Your Good Health,

Jenny Thompson

“Taking Vitamin D with the Largest Meal Improves Absorption and Results in Higher Serum Levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Published online ahead of print 2/8/10,