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The Final Verdict on Whether You Should Take Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D is among the top three most common deficiencies in the US . So, that explains why a 2020 ConsumerLab.com survey found that vitamin D remains the most popular supplement, with 66% of respondents buying it. There's no denying vitamin D is important: it plays a key role in bone health , as well as supporting immune health, brain cell activity, and muscle function. But should you be taking vitamin D supplements ? Are they actually effective? According to experts, most people could benefit from these supplements—particularly vegans and those who get limited sun exposure because they live somewhere with long winters. It's also worth noting that your vitamin D needs increase after the age of 70 , making it more difficult to meet the daily requirement. RELATED:  Get even more healthy tips straight to your inbox by signing up for our newsletter. "People with low vitamin D levels may experience fatigue, mood changes, and muscle weakness," says Jamie Nadeau, RD .