Published on November 23, 2022
The results from your votes are in! Your continued support and contributions are moving nutrient research into practice – here are your favorite examples of how.
A HUGE THANK YOU to All Who Have Donated, Participated, and Shared!
A heart-felt “Thank You” from all of us at GrassrootsHealth for your contributions, whether they came in as a donation, your participation, your time, or your sharing! We love that together we are all utilizing our combined effort and energy towards making such a great difference for our world today, tomorrow, and for future generations.
And, THANK YOU to Those Who Voted on the Top Vitamin D Resources from GrassrootsHealth… Here are YOUR Favorites!
At the beginning of this month, we released a survey asking our followers to vote on their favorite vitamin D resources from GrassrootsHealth. Thank you to all those who voted… here are the results!
#1 ABSOLUTE FAVORITE
Disease Incidence Prevention Chart (General)
Summarizes 15 peer-reviewed, published papers on vitamin D and certain conditions, with percentage reductions based on vitamin D levels.
TIED FOR #2 ABSOLUTE FAVORITE: The Vitamin D*calculator
Use the Vitamin D*calculator to calculate the estimated Vitamin D intake needed to reach your target vitamin D serum level (40-60 ng/ml recommended by our scientist panel). The calculator is best used when a current/starting vitamin D level is known.
“So easy and helpful and I’ve shared it with many people!!!!”
TIED FOR #2 ABSOLUTE FAVORITE: Scientists’ Call to D*action
A Scientists’ Call to Action (initially issued in 2008) is now signed by 48 international vitamin D scientists to alert the public to the importance to having vitamin D levels of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) to prevent diseases.
MOST FAVORITE VOTES OVERALL
Interactive PDF: How Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Every Part of the Body
A diagram to learn more about how vitamin D affects each of the body systems, with links to additional details.
FAVORITE NEW RESOURCE
KNOW “D” NUMBER Patient and Provider Guide to Understanding Vitamin D, Testing & Results Booklet
An IRB approved guide for individuals and health care providers to increase understanding of vitamin D.
TIED FOR FAVORITE INFOGRAPHIC
Everyone Responds Differently to Vitamin D Infographic
A summary of factors that can affect how much vitamin D the body may actually be getting on a daily basis.
“My husband and I were taking the same amount of D that kept me within the 40-60 ng/ml range. Same dose did not even put him at 20 ng/ml! He needs 10x more than me to reach 30-40 ng/nl. He is a Type 2 diabetic.”
TIED FOR FAVORITE INFOGRAPHIC
How Much Vitamin D Do You Need? Infographic
Everyone’s vitamin D requirements differ based on several factors; this one-page infographic provides steps to help determine that amount.
Cancer Prevention with Vitamin D Brochure
A summary of research evidence showing the roles of vitamin D in cancer prevention and incidence.
Thank You Once Again… and Have a Very Wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
The GrassrootsHealth Team
Will You Help Us Continue Making a Difference?
We need your help to support our outreach effort and continue spreading the news, and enabling more Citizen Scientists to do the same!
DONATE $25.00 TODAY to help us positively affect millions of lives! We will take this opportunity to use our extensive network to get vital information on vitamin D to ALL major health projects such as Type 1 Diabetes Prevention, the Alzheimer’s Is Preventable project, as well as to local and state government representatives around the world.
Measure Your Status of Vitamin D and Other Nutrients (Save 10% with Code DMonth22)
Having and maintaining healthy nutrient levels can help improve health, now and for your future. Choose which to measure, such as your vitamin D, omega-3s, and essential minerals including magnesium and zinc, by creating your custom home test kit today. Add hs-CRP to measure your level of inflammation as well. Take steps to improve the status of each of these measurements to benefit your overall health. You can also track your own intakes, symptoms and results to see what works best for YOU.
Enroll and test your levels today, learn what steps to take to improve your status of vitamin D (see below) and other nutrients and blood markers, and take action! By enrolling in the GrassrootsHealth projects, you are not only contributing valuable information to everyone, you are also gaining knowledge about how you could improve your own health through measuring and tracking your nutrient status, and educating yourself on how to improve it.
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)