Vitamin D has been voted Supplement of the Year 2021. In these turbulent times in which much attention is being paid to the important role of vitamin D, it is not a surprising winner. More than 2500 people in The Netherlands reported which dietary supplements they use and more than 70% of the participants indicated that they used vitamin D.
Information Center Nutritional Supplements & Health annually searches for the use and trends of food supplements. 62.4% of the participants indicate the main reason for using a supplement: to work on a good resistance and the immune system. Striving for a healthy lifestyle was clicked by 47.6%. 29.4% of people also indicated that they take supplements for the maintenance of strong bones, better bowel movements or better memory.
Supplements top 10
Vitamin D is the convincing winner this year, but the supplement also finished in first place in 2017. Turmeric takes second place. In 2019, the herbal supplement was the most popular among the participants, but in 2020 it fell outside the top 5. Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) is again in place 3. Last year, the multivitamin was at the top, this supplement now ends in sixth place.
These are the top 10 supplements of 2021:
1. Vitamin D
3. Fish oil (omege-3 fatty acids)
5. Vitamin C
The body produces vitamin D itself through the influence of sunlight. Not everyone is able to produce enough vitamin D, especially now that we are indoors a lot due to the lockdown and there are less powerful hours of sunshine in the winter. The Health Council recommends taking a vitamin D supplement throughout the year. This is especially true for children 0-4 years old, women over 50 years old, men over 70 years old, people with medium skin color, pregnant women and people who are not sufficiently exposed to sunlight, returning to the lockdown and the fact that it is winter. is, everyone.
Vitamin D contributes to a good resistance, helps the immune system and is good for the muscles. The human body also needs vitamin D for strong bones and teeth. For people who have a winter dip or are a bit depressed, extra vitamin D can provide support. People can work on their own health by taking vitamin D daily.