Published on December 29, 2020

As the year comes to an end, I reflect on all the difficulties that many have faced in 2020. Dominating the news cycle are the Covid-19 strains with higher infectious rate. I want to end the year on a positive note. New vaccination efforts are currently taking place, and I am more confident than ever that the awareness that Vitamin D plays a significant role in keeping us healthy is growing. I am encouraged by the wonderful possibilities 2021 will bring!

We have shared much of the research which shows that vitamin D helps protect against becoming infected with, and developing serious symptoms of, COVID-19:

Radujkovic et al.: <12 ng/ml had a 6-fold higher risk of severe disease resulting in the need for invasive mechanical ventilation and/or death, and approximately 15 fold higher risk of death.

Carpagnano et al.: 81% of patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19 had vitamin D levels <30 ng/ml; 24% had ≤10 ng/ml. When looking at mortality rates after 10 days of hospitalization, it was found that those with severe vitamin D deficiency had a 50% probability of death, compared to 5% among those >10 ng/ml.

Merzon et al.: 60% increased risk in COVID-19 infection for vitamin D <30 ng/ml compared to 30 ng/ml or higher, and almost doubled risk of hospitalization for <30 ng/ml.

If anything, this year has shown us that a vitamin D level above 30 ng/ml (75 nmol/L) was associated with:

  • Less severe COVID-19 and lower lymphocyte counts (marker of mild-moderate cases)
  • Less acute inflammation (CRP) possibly resulting in reduced risk of “cytokine storm”
  • 51% fewer cases of low blood oxygen (hypoxia) and 84% fewer cases of unconsciousness
  • 55% fewer deaths

With these results, I look forward to 2021 as a great year!

What has me really excited about 2021 is the ability to give heath!

Last week, we announced a NEW GIFTING SERVICE that allows you to quickly send ‘Gift Cards’ to friends, family and coworkers who you consider might need immediate access to testing, and to Claim the Joy of Your Health TODAY. This is the first step in accessing all the educational tools we have created, and an excellent opportunity to establish a relationship the exceptional GrassrootsHealth Customer Service Team!

Our goal is to place vitamin D as a major player in PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION to continue moving research into practice. We will do so by continuing to develop educational resources based on a two-prong approach: Your ongoing development of awareness of your personal situation by testing and, by sharing more about what you are learning with others!

We need to take action NOW! My commitment for 2021 is to encourage you to help promote the outreach efforts to spread the word, make a difference. You can help by

Doing a MAJOR PUSH to spread the word to your family and friends, your business, your church and special interest groups… all over the world for that matter, so that these messages can be a key source of the recognition that there is something each person can do for their own health TODAY!

Asking all service providers and care givers to get tested to make sure their vitamin D levels are at least 40-60 ng/ml to help everyone make a healthy difference.

Give the gift of health via our Gift Card to get those around you started on the path to better health.

Donating $25 –or much more– will allow us to expand our outreach efforts and positively affect millions of lives! (It’s your last chance this year to get a potential tax advantage for doing so). Let us know if your employer would match the donations made by individuals.

We have the research. We have the data. We have the scientific community support. You have us to help you! Please make sure you share! It might save a life.

From the GrassrootsHealth team, we thank you. We look forward to our work with you in 2021!

What does the Research Say about Vitamin D & COVID-19?

It’s TIME to start saving lives! If you can help PREVENT the majority of the death, it’s time! What’s it costing you/us not to take action NOW?

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:

a decreased risk of testing positive for COVID-19

increased viral SARS-CoV-2 RNA clearance

better clinical outcomes among patients with COVID-19

less severe COVID-19 disease

decreased risk of death due to COVID-19

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.

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)

Enroll in D*action and Build Your Custom Test Kit!