Vitamin D Testing
Vitamin D is a critical vitamin for many reasons, however according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, up to 77% of Americans are vitamin D deficient.
What’s striking is the study also found:
Nearly all non-Hispanic blacks (97%) and most Mexican-Americans (90%) have vitamin D insufficiency.
If you’ve not had your vitamin D levels tested, Test Smartly Labs can help.
What is Vitamin D and why is it so important?
Vitamin D is both a hormone and a mineral, and it most often comes from the sun. Some, but very few, foods contain it. Most people are not getting enough of it. Why?
There are studies examining this, but one strong finding was:
“The increased inactivity and obesity in the US population has likely contributed to the observed rise in vitamin D insufficiency.”
Although many have an insufficient vitamin D level, there are several supplements on the market that can help boost your vitamin D level.
Before you start taking supplements, get your vitamin D levels checked.
Higher levels of vitamin D can be tied to:
- better bone and teeth health
- better immune system and metabolism
- Stronger memory
- lower risk of cardiovascular disease
- lower risk of cancer
- Avoidance of many other major health conditions