Are you deficient in Vitamin D?
Should you be supplementing with Vitamin D?
It’s estimated that anywhere from 30-80% of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D.
The best way to know if you are deficient is to spend $79 on a @everly_well vitamin D test. Optimal levels are considered to be between 75 and 100 nmol/L. I see people sitting around the 30-50 range all the time.
Did you know that we get vitamin D through food, the sun, and from our own body producing it. Nearly every tissue and cell in the body have a vitamin D receptor. Not to mention, calcium absorption is dependent on adequate activated vitamin D in the body. Calcium is key for bone & tooth formation and signaling between brain cells.
If you have low levels, it’s up to you to take action and get in the sun and/or consider supplementing.
Race, ethnicity, physical activity, oral contraceptive use, adiposity, and baseline vitamin D and calcium status should all be considered before supplementing.
As always, consult with your doctor and get testing. Hope this helps!
Do you currently supplement with vitamin D?