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“New research gives strong evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with premature death, prompting calls for people to follow healthy vitamin D level guidelines.” [Source:]


Studies show that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a wide range of chronic diseases and health problems, including a greater risk of diabetes, an increased risk of depression, increased susceptibility to Multiple Sclerosis, a higher risk of irregular heartbeat, an increased risk of COVID-19, a greater risk of dementia, an increased risk of colorectal cancer, worse survival in Melanoma, a poor outcome in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and reduced survival in Multiple Myeloma.

While vitamin D deficiency has been shown to be present in all regions of the world, its severity varies widely. Reported prevalence in the United States ranges from 23 to 30 percent, while in the Middle East it ranges from 30 to 90 percent. Around 20 percent of people in Australia are believed to be deficient, with around 56 percent in China. A widely cited study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2016 found that vitamin D deficiency is evident throughout the population in Europe.

But with growing evidence that optimum levels of vitamin D are significantly higher than those currently recognized by national and international health authorities, the percentage of the global population who have insufficient levels of this micronutrient may be far greater than studies suggest.

To learn how the D3 form of vitamin D has been found to be twice as effective as the D2 form in raising blood levels of this micronutrient, see this article on our website.