The survey confirms that consumers are supplementing vitamin D: 74% of those surveyed said yes. Women are more likely to choose to supplement deficiencies than men.
Taking into account the age of respondents, vitamin D is most often supplemented by those aged 55+, and least often by those aged between 35 and 54.
People living in medium-sized towns (20,000 to 99,000 inhabitants) are most likely to take vitamin D supplementation, while those living in small towns are least likely to do so.
Education Vitamin D is more frequently taken by people with a university education than by those with secondary and primary/vocational education.
37% of respondents were found to take vitamin D in the form of a softgel capsule. This form of the product is more often chosen by women than men. 36% of the respondents answered that they supplement vitamin D in the form of tablets, 14% — hard gel capsules, 10% — drops, 2% — other.
The findings suggest that taking vitamin D in softgel capsule form is most popular among 45–54 year olds (48%). Those aged 18–24 showed the lowest interest in this form (24%).
Softgel capsule vitamin D is most often chosen by those with a unversity education (41%) and least often by those with primary education.
During the coronavirus pandemic, 48% of study participants were taking supplements or over-the-counter medicines to boost immunity. 31% of respondents did not use any supplementation.
Taking into account the age of the respondents, the results of the survey indicate that dietary supplements to boost immunity are most often taken by people aged 55+ (45%) and least often by people aged 18–24 (39%).
Dietary supplements with immune-boosting effects were found to be most popular among people living in large and medium-sized cities.Education
The findings suggest that supplementation with immunity products is most common among people with secondary and university education.
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