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Vitamin D Deficiency [Infographic]

Vitamin D DeficiencyThe majority of our population is deficient in vitamin D (levels measured below 32 ng/ml). This vital nutrient deficiency can increase your risk of many issues including osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis. In addition, an increased risk for strokes, diabetes (types 1 and 2), depression, breast and colon cancer, heart disease, gum disease, asthma, depression, rickets and more.

On the upside, if you are getting an adequate amount of D3 (Cholecalciferol) each day, your body is reaping the countless benefits. Some of which include less illnesses like cold and flu, healthier skin and hair and even weight management.

The recommended dose used to be pretty low, but today people are taking up to 10,000 international units (IU) a day!

d3-dupplements best sellersHere’s an easy to use at home Vitamin D test to help you find out what your levels are. You simply take your own blood sample and send it to the lab.

There are also many Vitamin D supplements to choose from to ensure you’re getting an adequate amount.

For More information on Vitamin D Deficiency – check out the infographic below! or visit our website page on Vitamin D.

Vitamin-D-Deficiency InfographicAlso Read: Vitamin D The Powerful Sunshine Nutrient  & Symptoms And Prevention of Vitamin D3 Deficiency

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12 Responses to Vitamin D Deficiency [Infographic]

  1. Patricia Vidal March 20, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Thank you for the great info on Vitamin d3.My holistic doctor said I need 6000iu a day.
    There is so much info out there, that I think isn’t very reliable for me.I also heard that
    you can have bad side effects if you take too much.I just signed up for the newsletters.
    I didn’t know what I was missing.

    • Ashley Steinbrinck March 20, 2013 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks for reading, Patricia! So glad to hear you are taking your D3 ; ) We know some people take 50,000 (IU) a day after they got their levels checked! Yeah, there are side effects for too much – but too much seems pretty rare for Americans theses days. Thanks for signing up for the newsletter!

      • sophia August 28, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

        can you tell me the difference between Vit. D1, and D3

        • Kasey Steinbrinck August 29, 2014 at 11:05 am #

          Hi Sophia,

          In most cases Vitamin D3 is the kind your body wants and uses. It is also the kind your body creates naturally when absorbing sunlight. There are some studies indicating D2 may be just as effective, but they are inconclusive. Vitamin D3 is typically derived from lanolin (lamb’s wool) while D2 usually comes from a type of fungus. However, you can also find D3 supplement that are considered vegan-friendly – made from lichen.

  2. K BRAGDON March 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Once you are deficient below a 34 rating like me what you get from the sun is NOT enough because it only lasts THAT DAY!

    • Ashley Steinbrinck March 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Great point! Thanks for the comment – that will help other readers for sure ; )

  3. Theresa Groskopp, CN March 21, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Good job Ashley. For the Vegans out there, we also carry a plant-based, whole food bone health supplement with 1000 IU’s of Vitamin D3 – Bone Strength from New Chapter. The Vitamin D3 source in Bone Strength is cultured from probiotics and whole food.

  4. Naomi Dongelmans August 15, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    Interesting that in the USA they still have the amount of 32. In the Netherlands we use 70 ng/ml. Below is insufficient. If you look for example in places with lots of sun, naturally people have around 300!

    I was grown up with the idea that too much Vitamin D is bad, because the vitamin is fatty soluble, so you can easily get too much. Now we know that you cannot get too much, even with 50.000 IE per day.

    Now we say everyone with a little color of veiled women (living in Western Europe), should take their whole live 1000 IE per day, all woman above 50 of all men above 70.

    Actually what I see as a doctor, is that even teenagers playing outside lack of Vitamin D causing fatigue and things like that.

    Unfortunately I don’t get sun that much, but still try to go outside during lunch every day. I eat lots of fatty fishes and I found out that works as well (125 ng/ml).

    So please don’t get scared of the sun, it is a natural and free source of Vitamin D (just don’t get sunburned!), eat lots of different kinds of fatty fishes and if that doesn’t help enough, take supplements.

    Lots of health for everyone!!

  5. cara mengatasi keputihan yang berlebihan December 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Vitamin D is very important for the body. thank you very useful article

  6. Abdul Gaffar February 14, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    The variant of the D vitamin that is formed under the skin is known as vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol. This D vitamin is created when the ultraviolet in the sunlight reacts with a type of cholesterol that is found under the skin naturally. The D3 is converted into a more active form of the d vitamin in the liver and is then diverted to where it is needed the most. Some of the D vitamin remains in the liver and kidneys to help reabsorb the calcium from the blood. The rest of thea href=””>D vitamin is dispersed to the bones to help them retain their calcium and the intestines to aid absorption of calcium from food.

  7. stefanie April 26, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    I am taking 50,000 iu prescription…..Doctor says it will take affect in 3 months……hope that helps anyone in the same situation.

  8. jas hujan axio April 7, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

    Interesting review of vitamin D are accompanied infographic

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