I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and hypothyroid, and have just had my vitamins checked.
My folate and ferritin are OK but my my vitamin D has dropped since my last test. It is now 81.2 (50-200) when it was previously between 100-150. I take around 1800iu vit D daily (800 iu is in prenatal which I may not be fully absorbing), but I have been getting much less sun exposure as I know skin can be more sensitive in pregnancy.
Can anyone recommend a good vit D supplement that will boost my levels?
Also, my endocrinologist has me taking Metformin this pregnancy (for insulin resistance not diabetes), and so far it seems to be saving my pregnancy as I've never got this far along before. BUT it is not helping my B12 levels. Latest results were 691 (211-911). I really want to get this back to the top of the range.
Hopefully I am not at the point of needing B12 injections yet, but does anyone know of a potent B12 supplement that might help? I currently take Metabolics B complex (just one daily) and also their liquid B12 (methylcobalamin) which I have been using sublingually. This amounts to about 420mcg daily. Maybe I should just increase the dose?
Any advice would be much appreciated.