Vitamin D deficiency: Check here if you are deficient

Vitamin D deficiency: Check here if you are deficient


Do you know your current vitamin D level? If you don’t, be sure you check this promptly by completing the attached short assessment to determine if you need to do a blood test and then take vitamin D3 supplement. It could be the key to solving your health problems and even save your life.

Mounting scientific evidence confirms that vitamin D is one of the most potent health-boosting substances and is vital for health, and there is sufficient evidence to conclude that vitamin D is indeed essential for survival.

From my clinical experience, around 95% of people are found to be deficient (particularly office workers and the elderly) and some have dangerously low levels. Not surprisingly, their low vitamin D status usually correlates with symptoms they have. Although very common, this issue can be solved relatively easily by increasing safe sun exposure and/or correct supplementation, tailored for each individual.

Why having high levels of vitamin D is so important?

Latest research indicates that vitamin D regulates over 900 gene signals in the body controlling many different tissues and cells. So far the research confirmed the following health benefits:

  • Essential for immune system disorders, including cancers, infections, colds and flu
  • Boosts mood, decreases depression and enhances cognitive performance
  • Decreases/ modulates pain anywhere in the body
  • Prevents colon, prostate, breast, ovarian, and many other cancers
  • Prevents and treats bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Essential to absorb calcium
  • Prevents diabetes, helps with insulin secretion
  • Vital for weight loss and dealing with obesity – as vitamin D levels drop waistlines and weight increase
  • Higher levels of vitamin D are associated with higher levels of HDL cholesterol
  • Low levels of vitamin D are associated with fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases
  • Good levels of vitamin D prevent falls which are a major risk for fractures in elderly

Although regular sun exposure is the best and safest option, it is not always possible to get your vitamin D from sunshine and quite difficult to get adequate amounts from your diet, so for many people a vitamin D supplement is a practical way to ensure adequate levels.

Importantly, since a large body of science shows vitamin D works closely with calcium and magnesium, it is best to also asses their levels and supplement vitamin D in combination with appropriate, for each individual, amounts of calcium and magnesium to maintain a proper balance.

How to determine your vitamin D level?

Testing prior to any supplementation at higher doses (over 3,000IU per day) is imperative to establish how much vitamin D you need to reach good levels i.e. over 100nmol/L. Only at the optimal level can vitamin D exert its full health benefits.

Chronic vitamin D deficiency takes time to be corrected and it could take 3-6 months to raise the levels beyond 100nmol/L, depending on the starting point. Supervised supplementation and close monitoring is absolutely vital to safely reaching higher levels and to avoid overdosing, which is also detrimental to health.

Short self-assessment

Please complete the short self-assessment (click on the link below) to determine your vitamin D level.

Self-assessment questionnaire – Vitamin D deficiency

If you have concerns about your vitamin D level and would like to discuss and address them please contact me to arrange a check-up.

Good health and blessings

Joanna Sochan
Adrenal Fatigue and Digestive Health Expert
Naturopath || Herbalist || Nutritionist || Reiki Practitioner

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