I had a routine visit to my doctor a week ago.
Everything was good, all the bloodwork came back normal as usual. I am just getting over my cough from my bronchitis acting up.
The only problem the doctor informed me about is that my vitamin D levels are low.
This is nothing new for me and many others. Most of us have vitamin D deficiency.
Years ago, one of my other primary care doctors prescribed vitamin D for me but I did not take it because it was animal derived.
There was a time when I did take Vitamin D2, which is the vegan kind, ergocalciferol.
I used to buy Country Life brand.
It was hard for me to find Vitamin D2 with ingredients that I preferred. Country Life have made changes to quite a few of their supplements, so I do not use them anymore.
I have seen Vitamin D3 advertised on the market in vegan form. However, I will stick with D2 because I know for sure it is plant-form and not animal derived.
Since us vegans do not consume dairy, we may not get enough calcium and vitamin D.
I do not take calcium supplements as some can be dangerous and lead to atherosclerosis due to the calcium not properly being absorbed, etc….
I love spinach and other leafy-green vegetables.
In fact, I gobbled down on some kale, collard greens, chopped spinach, and broccoli a week and a half ago as I ate a helping of each for dinner, evening after evening.
Certain vegetables do contain sufficient amounts of calcium, although it may not be enough if not eaten on a regular basis, or not adequate due to other factors in regard to an individual.