Why We Need Supplements with More Vitamin D
You may not know this, but people with dark skin are fifteen times more likely to be deficient in Vitamin D. This is especially true for our community. Four out of five are Vitamin D deficient compared to one in three white Americans. And whether you are living in an urban or rural part of the country, studies have shown that we have an eighty percent likelihood of being Vitamin D deficient.
The Role Of Vitamin D
Your body relies on Vitamin D for energy, joint health, and mobility. And your levels of Vitamin D can affect your overall health and mental well-being. When you are deficient in Vitamin D, there is typically a higher increase and risk of colon, prostate, and breast cancer, as well as diabetes and hypertension. Studies show that people with darker complexions are typically at the highest risk for all of these diseases.
Am I Vitamin D Deficient?
While it is universally understood that Vitamin D is essential for our overall health, many supplements do not meet the necessary requirements of Vitamin D for us. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with a health practitioner to determine your Vitamin D levels.
Not All Supplements Are Created Equal
To understand the importance of taking the right supplement for your ethnicity and complexion we can use Vitamin D requirements as an example. According to FDA guidelines, a supplement taken by a white American only needs to have 600 IUs of Vitamin D, while a daily supplement for African-Americans should have an FDA-recommended daily dose of 2000 IUs of Vitamin D.
Find Your Formula With Sequence Multivitamins
One solution may be to take a daily supplement that meets your specific needs. A doctor developed a multivitamin that was created with your genetic and nutritional requirements in mind. Sequence Multivitamins are packed with magnesium, zinc, Vitamin C and extra Vitamin D, in order to meet the recommended daily dose for us. Visit our shop to purchase a multivitamin designed specifically for you.
Greg Hall, MD is a physician, author, speaker, inventor, professor, and public health professional, specializing in urban health and the clinical care of African Americans. Dr. Hall’s extensive research in the care of African Americans lead to the development of Sequence Multivitamins a supplement developed to support African American needs. Most recently, Dr. Hall established the National Institute for African American Health, which is a nonprofit designed to promote health-related education, support students interested in a career in medicine, and serve as an advocate for African American patients. You can keep in touch with Dr. Hall by tuning into his Better Black Health Podcast where he covers Black American health topics.