COVID-19 Update: Reduce Your Risk for a Possible 2nd Wave 10.19.2020

Hello friends:

More and more news is coming out of the scientific and medical community about what things are risky when it comes to this pandemic. The good news is that a major one is a risk that is super simple to lower, and that is once again about Vitamin D status. The main reason that I am going over this once again is that every day I find multiple people are deficient in Vitamin D. When I run labs, it seems that 9 of 10 are low and this is truly alarming given that having adequate Vitamin D status can reduce your risk and severity of contracting Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

“Patients with “likely deficient” vitamin D status had nearly doubled risk of testing positive for COVID-19 versus those with “likely sufficient” vitamin D, a single-center study found.”

“Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who were vitamin D deficient experienced worse outcomes than those with normal levels of the vitamin, a researcher reported.” “Levels of 25(OH)D below 20 ng/mL also were associated with higher mortality among these patients…, according to Gennari and colleagues.”

“We evaluated more than 190,000 blood samples from patients of all ethnicities and ages infected with COVID in all 50 states.  We observed that the higher that the patient’s blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D was, up to 55 ng/mL lower was their risk of being infected with the coronavirus.  People of color have been particularly affected by COVID 19,” said Dr. Holick.

“This simple and inexpensive intervention of taking vitamin D can significantly help reduce risk of infection by this deadly virus,” Dr. Holick concluded.

Bottom Line:

Get your Vitamin D level tested, and make sure you are taking enough to get your levels up around or above 60 ng/ml. Take care of yourself and your loved ones and do not delay…it could save your life.

PS: I always recommend taking Vit. D3 with Vit. K2 as they have synergistic and protective roles that work better together, and adding Magnesium facilitates the Vitamin D substantially as the Magnesium is a needed cofactor in its metabolic activation in the kidneys.

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