Salmon, cooked 3.5 oz 360 IU
Sardines, canned 250 IU
Shitake mushrooms, 4 mushrooms 249 IU
Tuna, canned in oil 200 IU
D-fortified cheese, 3 oz 180 IU
Fortified milk, 8 oz 100 IU
Fortified orange juice 100 IU
The benefits of vitamin D are not widely disputed. However, the feasibility of getting enough vitamin D is controversial. Sun-activated vitamin D lasts twice as long. However, we’re approaching colder temperatures and less sunlight for the next several months. Many experts do not advocate beneficial sun exposure. As we have mentioned before, there are not many foods that contain large amounts of vitamin D. Our family has just recently started supplementing with vitamin D drops. The D3 form is the more active form and more effective at raising blood levels that D2. My favorite drops are Carlson brand drops. The only ingredient is Vitamin D3 and coconut oil. They make an adult and baby version. One bottle is a year's supply, and they are absolutely tasteless.