Vitamin D Testing
Vitamin D is a critical component in health and wellness Unfortunately, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, up to 77% of Americans are vitamin D deficient.
The same study also found:
“Nearly all non-Hispanic blacks (97%) and most Mexican-Americans (90%) have vitamin D insufficiency.”
If you haven’t had your vitamin D levels tested, Test Smartly Labs is here to help.
Why is Vitamin D So Important?
Vitamin D is both a hormone and a mineral, and it can be obtained from the sun. Some, but very few, foods contain it. Most people are not getting enough of it, but why is this?
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.”
Many have an insufficient vitamin D level. The good news is 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 help you achieve:
- 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