Published on July 29, 2020
Do you ever wonder how to have “the vitamin D” conversation with others in a simple, concise way that is easy to remember and understand? Perhaps you have shared about the importance of vitamin D for certain aspects of health, along with your own story of how it may have helped you. What action steps do you want them to take to help improve their health with vitamin D?
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The graphic above is a great way to address the question “What should I do for my vitamin D level?” After learning about the possible benefits vitamin D may offer for their health, it can be used to give someone new to vitamin D easy-to-follow next steps to take, including
- Identifying a target a level of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L)
- Test to see what their current level is
- Use the D*calculator to determine how much additional intake may be needed to reach their goal
- Re-test after 3-6 months to see if their new intake has helped them achieve that goal
An easy way to get started!
Additional Factors to Consider
As always, it is important to remember that everyone is unique in how they respond to supplementation. Multiple factors play a role in how someone’s vitamin D level changes in response to increased vitamin D intake, such as whether they are getting enough important co-factors (such as magnesium or vitamin K2), when and how they get their vitamin D (sun, supplements, food, etc.), and current medical conditions, among other things. Read more on the different reasons one’s vitamin D level may not be responding as expected to supplementation, and how to improve that response.
What’s the Status of Your Vitamin D & Other Nutrient Levels?
The only way to know what your levels are is to test. Have you tested lately? Check your levels today!
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D to Help Yourself?
We’re in a time of great crisis that could be greatly affected by making sure you and everyone you know has a serum level of at least 40 ng/ml. Help us help you.
Do you know what your vitamin D level is? Be sure to test today to find out, and take steps to keep it within a target of 40-60 ng/ml or 100-150 nmol/L! Give your immune system the nutrients it needs to support a healthy you and protect yourself from unnecessary diseases.
GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute is preparing to do a Community RCT with the use of our myData-myAnswers nutrient health system that over 15,000 people are already using for their health. We will demonstrate how one can use the Nutrient Research Model established by Dr. Robert Heaney to establish the effect of vitamin D serum levels of at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) on risk reduction with different ethnicities in the population. Please let us know if you’re interested in helping sponsor this project.
Through GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute, you can also test your essential elements magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium, toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium, as well as your omega-3 levels, inflammation levels and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level. Find out your levels today! Log on to the test selection page (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 supplement use and nutrient levels, GrassrootsHealth has created the Personal Health Nutrient Decision System called
For each specific supplement, you can track what days you take it, how much, and many other details. This will help you know your true supplemental intake and what patterns of use work for you to reach and maintain optimum nutrient levels. Check it out today!
How Can You Use this Information for YOUR Health?
Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Measuring is the only way to make sure you are getting enough!
STEP 1 Order your at-home blood spot test kit to measure vitamin D and other nutrients of concern to you, such as omega-3s, magnesium, essential and toxic elements (zinc, copper, selenium, lead, cadmium, mercury); include hsCRP as a marker of inflammation or HbA1c for blood sugar health
STEP 2 Answer the online questionnaire as part of the GrassrootsHealth study
STEP 3 Using our educational materials and tools (such as our dose calculators), assess your results to determine if you are in your desired target range or if actions should be taken to get there
STEP 4 After 3-6 months of implementing your changes, re-test to see if you have achieved your target level(s)