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Is Vitamin D Important During this Pandemic?

Is Vitamin D Important During this Pandemic?Is Vitamin D Important During this Pandemic?

Firstly, it is NOT my role to diagnose, treat or give you medical information. My role as a health coach is to education on the role of lifestyle in supporting optimal health. It is with this purpose, that I share credible research on the role that vitamin D plays during this pandemic. .

Please share this with family and  friends as we are not hearing much about this in the mainstream media,

Is Vitamin D Important During this Pandemic?

A recent article published  online on Apr 2, 2020, showed that through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections. This same article has a table showing the results of vitamin D randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on risk of influenza.

“To reduce the risk of infection, it is recommended that people at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/d of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise 25(OH)D concentrations, followed by 5000 IU/d. The goal should be to raise 25(OH)D concentrations above 40–60 ng/mL (100–150 nmol/L). For treatment of people who become infected with COVID-19, higher vitamin D3 doses might be useful. Randomized controlled trials and large population studies should be conducted to evaluate these recommendations.”

Is Vitamin D Important During this Pandemic?

There are over 15 observational studies investigating the connection between vitamin D and COVID-19. (A recent paper (1) reviewed these studies.

Of these 15 studies, 12 found an inverse association between vitamin D levels and the risk of severe COVID-19 infection (meaning people with lower vitamin D had a higher risk of severe infection). 

What Action YOU Can Take

  1. Know your Vitamin D Blood Level. Called 25 (OH)D levels .
  2. CLICK HERE to use the Vitamin D  tool  to calculate the estimated additional Vitamin D intake needed to reach your target vitamin D serum level (40-60 ng/ml recommended by scientist panel).
  3. Learn what steps to take to improve your level, and take action to achieve and maintain a vitamin D level of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).
  4. To supplement with Vitamin D I recommend THIS ONE

Can we state a causal relationship?

No.

If you would like a full explanation of the studies CLICK HERE for an Instagram video by Chris Kresser. He is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine. He is known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitnessand his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world.

REFERENCES

(1) Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths, Nutrients 2020 April 12(4)

OTHER BLOGS ON THIS TOPIC
Vitamin D Link in COVID-19 Response?
Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

This information is intended for educational purposes only. It is not diagnosis or medical recommendations. Please consult your medical professional for all questions related to your specific needs and see HERE for COVID-19 related issues.

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