As we saw in the first of this series, GrassrootsHealth participants reside in 55 countries worldwide. Today, we’ll look at how vitamin D levels vary by location.
Vitamin D levels by country for GrassrootsHealth Participants
Among GrassrootsHealth participants worldwide, the countries with the highest average vitamin D levels are Norway (55 ng/ml; 138 nmol/L) and Switzerland (48 ng/ml; 120 nmol/L). The countries with the lowest average vitamin D levels are Mexico (21 ng/ml; 53 nmol/L), Japan (23 ng/ml; 58 nmol/L), and Singapore (24 ng/ml; 60 nmol/L). The average for both the United States and Canada was 44 ng/ml (110 nmol/L).
Vitamin D levels by state for GrassrootsHealth Participants
Among GrassrootsHealth participants in the United States, the states with the highest average vitamin D levels are Arizona (53 ng/ml; 133 nmol/L), Montana (53 ng/ml; 133 nmol/L), and Wyoming (51 ng/ml; 128 nmol/L). The states with the lowest average vitamin D levels are Mississippi (33 ng/ml; 83 nmol/L) and Delaware (39 ng/ml; 98 nmol/L).
Based on the 2013-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which collects health information from a representative sample of individuals living in the United States, the average vitamin D level among U.S. adults is 28 ng/ml (69 nmol/L). A vast majority of GrassrootsHealth participants in the U.S. (83%) have vitamin D levels above the U.S. average.
Are you getting enough vitamin D and other essential nutrients?
Testing your vitamin D level regularly and taking daily steps to keep it at a target level of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) is important for all stages of health. Through GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute, you can also track your omega-3 status, inflammation levels, and levels of essential and toxic nutrients. Find out your levels today! Log on to the shop (click the link below) to get your tests and see for yourself if your levels can be improved.
Make sure you track your results before and after, about every 6 months!
How can I track my nutrient intake and levels over time?
To help you track your nutrient intake and levels, GrassrootsHealth has created an online tracking system called myData-myAnswers. You can also track your health conditions and symptoms to see how your nutrient intake and status may impact your health and how you feel. Check it out today!