Covid-19 and Health Update: Vitamin D Remains Essential

Hello everyone:

As the summer winds down, we will not be getting as much sun and our Vitamin D status will slowly erode. This is not a good scenario anytime but is especially not a good thing during a viral pandemic. A new study just released Aug. 31, 2021 reported that lower Vitamin D levels predisposed us to increased risk of developing severe Covid-19…here is what the authors conclude:

Conclusion: Vitamin D status may play a significant role in developing severe COVID-19 infection. In this study low vitamin D status was associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality in COVID-19 positive patients. There is a plausible anti-inflammatory biological mechanism supporting the protective role of vitamin D in COVID-19 severity. Further research is needed in this area, in the form of randomized control trials, to determine whether there is a cause-effect relationship between low vitamin D status and COVID-19 outcomes.

Bottom Line: Every week I am finding multiple individuals with low Vitamin D status which not only puts them at serious risk, but optimal Vitamin D may also be helpful with increasing efficacy of any vaccine. So, get your levels tested and make sure you start taking enough Vitamin D to get your levels between 60 to 80 on the lab test. To make sure you assist the body to properly process and use the Vitamin D, it is often helpful to take both Vitamin K2 (in the form called MK7) as well as make sure your magnesium is also optimal as both are needed to help Vitamin D work efficiently.

Here are some more links to support the issue that low vitamin D can also be considered a comorbidity that must be reduced or removed:

“The fatality rate was high in vitamin D deficient (21% vs 3.1%). Vitamin D level is markedly low in severe COVID-19 patients. Inflammatory response is high in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. This all translates into increased mortality in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. As per the flexible approach in the current COVID-19 pandemic authors recommend mass administration of vitamin D supplements to population at risk for COVID-19.”

“Thus, the evidence seems strong enough that people and physicians can use or recommend vitamin D supplements to prevent or treat COVID-19 in light of their safety and wide therapeutic window.”

“Vitamin D supplementation could optimize the ability of the immune system to respond appropriately to COVID-19 vaccination.”


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