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5 Reasons You May Not be Getting Enough Vitamin D

It’s Video Friday! Today we feature a video by Tom Malterre, MS, CN as he reviews five big reasons why some people may not be getting the amount of vitamin D they need. He covers topics such as vitamin D basics and benefits, how vitamin D works in the body, how it can make or break our health, what happens if you don't have enough, how to get enough, and how certain things in our environment can cause vitamin D levels to decrease. This video is educational, captivating, and easy to follow – and is a great learning opportunity to share with others!

Please take a moment to watch and share the video along with our detailed information below.
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What Could be Causing Your Vitamin D Levels to be Too Low?
Here is a quick summary of what this video discusses, along with additional information and details about vitamin D:

Why is Vitamin D Important?

  • Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin – one way our bodies "harness the energy of the sun" for health. Vitamin D is developed in our skin upon exposure to UVB radiation under the right conditions.

  • When we have adequate vitamin D, it is able to tell the genes in different types of cells to make more proteins that do specific things for our health; all kinds of cells in all tissues of the human body rely on vitamin D for normal cellular function (including immune cells and musculoskeletal cells).

5 Reasons your Vitamin D is Not Rising

  • 2) Inadequate Sun Exposure – There are many things to be aware of when intending to get vitamin D from the sun. The amount of skin exposed, time of day, season, location, skin pigmentation, and other factors can limit vitamin D conversion in the skin. The right amount of UV Radiation Power is required to break the bond of the cholesterol in the skin that makes it into vitamin D - learn how and when to use it without burning.

  • 3) You're Not Absorbing it or Making it – People taking the same dose of vitamin D supplements can have huge variation in response and resulting vitamin D levels. This is called the dose-response, which is affected by several factors, including digestive health, BMI, age, genetics, and co-nutrient intake, among others. Digestive issues and absorption issues (such as with Celiac Disease, Bowel Resection/Bariatric Surgery, Upper Intestinal Tract Abnormalities) can have a major impact on vitamin D levels, so it is especially important to look at digestive health if levels are not rising as expected.

  • 4) Medications and Chemical Interactions (BPA and Phthalates) – Certain medications and chemicals can cause a degrading of vitamin D, such as BPAs and phthalates.  

  • 5) Eating Problematic Foods – Ingestion of foods that contain high fructose corn syrup, or foods with chlorine-based herbicides and pesticides, have been linked to reduced vitamin D levels. Some studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup can lower vitamin D levels and inhibit intestinal calcium absorption, among other problems.

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D for Your Health?
Everyone needs vitamin D, but everyone also responds differently to supplementation! Below is a guide for how much you might need, and who may need more. Your levels can be tested safely at home - order your home test kit today.
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What does the Research Say about Vitamin D & COVID-19?
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There is much published research that supports a clear link between vitamin D and COVID-19 showing that higher vitamin D levels are related to:
Be sure to educate yourself on the benefits and importance of vitamin D for immune health, and take steps to ensure you and your loved ones are getting enough.

You can review all of the COVID-19 and immune health information we have shared on this page.
Ensure Vitamin D Levels of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) for You, Your Children, Loved Ones
Correcting a vitamin D deficiency at any age and any time of life decrease potential disease severity and improve outcomes! Test your vitamin D level today, learn what steps to take to improve your level, and take action to achieve and maintain a vitamin D level of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).

Using the GrassrootsHealth Custom Kit Builder, you can create a test kit that measures your status of vitamin D and other important nutrients (such as omega-3s, zinc and magnesium), as well as your CRP level to measure inflammation. Click here to build and order your test kit today – measure your status and take the steps necessary to improve them if needed; make an impact on your health today and for your future! When you know what your levels are, you can determine next steps to take and how much supplementation may be needed if you are not at your target levels.

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NEWS ALERT: States, Governments Acknowledge the Need for Vitamin D to Build the Immune System;
Vitamin D*action has achieved a major milestone of ‘Moving Research into PRACTICE’!

EVERYONE needs to know about the benefits of vitamin D... We need your help to do this. Donating $25.00 today will positively affect millions of lives!

We will take this opportunity to use our extensive network to get pertinent information on vitamin D to the new US COVID Panel as well as local and state government representatives around the world.

Donate $25 today (or more) to help support this outreach effort (and, let us know if your employer could match the donations made by individuals from now until January 1, 2021!). You can also "text-to-give" by simply texting Daction to 44321.
What Does it Take YOU to Get Your D to 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)?
Did you know your health could be greatly affected by making sure you have a vitamin D level of at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)? Help us help you.
STEP 1 - Do you know what your vitamin D level is? If not, be sure to test today to find out.

STEP 2 – Determine your target level. Are you at your target level? Experts recommend a level of at least 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).

STEP 3 – Need to boost your level? Use the D*calculator to see how much vitamin D it may take to reach your target. Opt for the Loading Dose for a quicker boost.

STEP 4 – Optimize how your body absorbs and utilizes vitamin D with co-nutrients and these simple steps.

STEP 5 – Re-Test! This is an important step to make sure you have reached your target level, and to ensure you are not taking too much! Re-testing after 3-4 months is recommended.

STEP 6 – Adjust, Repeat…

Give your immune system the nutrients it needs to support a healthy you and protect yourself from unnecessary diseases, especially COVID-19.
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