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Top Reasons Why You Should be Getting More Vitamin D: Hint: COVID-19 is One of Them

“We believe, that we can advise Vitamin D supplementation to protect against SARS-CoV2 infection."

Scientific research examining the role of vitamin D in the prevention of infection and mortality related to COVID-19 have highlighted the importance of this getting adequate levels of this nutrient. The research cites strong associations between vitamin d deficiency and mortality as a result of the coronavirus. In a review of more than 11,000 people from 14 countries, researchers found that supplementing with vitamin D reduced the risk of acute respiratory infection. Additionally, countries with insufficient sunlight for adequate vitamin D levels are seeing higher mortality rates than countries with less widespread vitamin D deficiency as a result of lack of sunlight and supplementation.

Need more reasons to make sure you are getting adequate levels of this essential vitamin?

In addition to the research on COVID-19, scientific studies have found that vitamin D can help promote a healthy immune system and may protect against respiratory conditions.

Additionally, vitamin D plays a number of other important roles in the body, including:

  • Promoting a healthy immune system

  • Supporting brain and nervous system health

  • Promoting respiratory health

  • Supporting lung function and cardiovascular healthy

  • Promoting calcium absorption

  • Building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth

  • influencing the expression of genes involved in the development of cancer

  • Regulating insulin levels and supporting the management of diabetes

  • May help prevent the development of asthma, eczema, and other allergic diseases in children

  • May reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • May decrease risk of seasonal flu

  • Can help support restful sleep

  • May promote healthy pregnancy and delivery

  • May naturally boost testosterone

  • May suppress appetite and boost weight loss

  • May improve athletic performance and energy

As we get older, it is more difficult for the human body to synthesize vitamin D. Additionally, deficiency can also arise due to insufficient exposure to sunlight, poor diet, obesity, IBS, ad other factors.

Top Natural Sources of Vitamin D:

  • Sun Exposure

  • Cod Liver Oil

  • Salmon

  • Trout

  • Sardines

  • Herring

  • Beef Liver

  • Canned Tuna

  • Mushrooms (Wild or Treated with UV Light)

  • Egg Yolks

  • Cow’s Milk

Another option is high quality supplementation, including supplementing with cod liver oil. This is a favorite among many, as it also contains Omega 3 fatty-acids and vitamin A. Always follow recommended dosing since too much of some nutrients can be harmful. If you are uncertain, consult with a physician or nutritionist.

*Visit the NIH website for their chart outlining the recommended daily intake of vitamin D based on age, gender, and other factors:

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