Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Premature Death

The importance of vitamin D became clear to a lot of people during the Covid-19 pandemic as we started to see the dramatic relationship between bad infection outcomes and vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is also important for strong bones and is essential for mood, and may play a role in depressive symptoms. Additionally, new research out of the University of South Australia found that “vitamin D deficiency is associated with premature death.” How much vitamin D do we need? According to the Mayo Clinic, a daily amount of 600 IU’s is recommended for people ages 1 – 70 and 800 IUs is recommended for anyone over 70. It is essential to get tested to understand if you need to be taking a supplement and, if so, how much. 


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.