The only way to know your status is to be checked.
Your blood Vitamin D level may be one of the most important indicators of health and longevity available, but who should get checked?
Out of date thinking is that only people who were considered "high-risk" should be checked.
Certainly, there are individuals who are at a more extreme risk for low Vitamin D levels. For example, overweight and obese individuals are at an increased risk of being deficient because Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin stored in body fat.
Another important factor that can put some people at higher risk is skin color. While the darker pigment of your skin has inborn protective abilities against sunburn, it also blocks the suns' UV rays that produce Vitamin D in the skin. For an in-depth discussion of the relationship between Vitamin D levels and skin color and the risk of Covid infections, click HERE.
REALITY CHECK based on updated science and data. Only 10-13% of American Adults have Vitamin D blood levels in the recommended range of 40 - 60 ng/ml. A reveiw of the chart (thank you and credit given to GrassRootsHealth.net) above shows that some populations are more likely to be low, but that in general everyone is low.
This means that 9 out of 10 people are below optimal. High risk?! Everyone is high-risk! The only way to know if your Vitamin D status is putting you at higher risk of sickness, disease and early death is to get your level checked.
With 90% of people below optimal, if you're not supplementing with a quality supplement, the question becomes are you "low" or "really low"?
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