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  • Writer's pictureRoberta Scirea

Boost your Vitamin D Levels to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Vit Can Vitamin D reduce COVID-19 risks?

This is the moment in our history in which the word “immunity” is extremely important for everyone and we are all trying to boost this not very well known system of our body. Many are the vitamins and elements that give tremendous support to it.

Today I want to focus on Vitamin D, a superstart for supporting the immune system and reducing the risk of cold, flu and acute respiratory infection.

I report a study published on September that shows that researchers link low vitamin D status (less than 20 ng/mL or 18 pg/mL, respectively) to an increased risk of COVID-19. They tested almost 489 patients who had a vitamin D level measured in the year before COVID-19 testing and the relative risk for the infection of COVID-19 was 1.77 times greater for patients with Vit D deficiency compared with patients with sufficient vitamin D status. This number to me doesn’t speak a lot, but from a statistical point of view this number is significant.

Other studies on this correlation have been taken place these last months and we can affirm that Vitamin D has been shown to support the immune system, while vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an increased frequency of infection. For the moment in which there is no treatment for the coronavirus, we can rely on these multiple studies that suggest Vit D Supplementation may a study published in the journal Nutrients in April suggested vitamin may positively impact COVID-19 outcomes, I give here the example of the study published in the journal Nutrients in April.


Bottom Line

There are still no treatments for the coronavirus at this time and the researchers acknowledge their study has limitations and more research is needed to arrive to more solid conclusions.

Still, Vit D seems to have real outcomes to sustain and improve the response of our immunity and it has many others benefits, just to name some its role in promoting healthy bones , by promoting the absorption of calcium, reduce the risk of diabetes and alleviate the symptoms of depression.

Where to find Vit D?

Good amounts Vit D are found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, red meat and eggs. Besides, this Vitamin is called the sunshine vitaminin because the exposure to natural sunlight is an important way to support the body’s synthesis of vitamin D from ultraviolet B rays. However, many of us live in cotext in which the outdoor living is extremely poor and the qualiy of the sun is not so good..

Other good way is to supplement the vitamin through Vit D3 supplementations. I recommend to stay in a range of 100IU and 200IU if you are an adult of good health condition.

Vit D3 supplement is part of my daily supplements regimen, howere as fo everything, I follow the bio-individuality approach: I take it when I feel that I need it, I don’t take it when my body says “I don’t need you today”. This is my true daily regiment, really listen to my body and arrive to an agreement between my mind that “knows what to do” and the most ancient part of me (my body) that eventually takes always the final decision!

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