“Vitamin D could almost be thought of as a designer drug for helping the body to handle viral respiratory infections. It boosts the ability of cells to kill and resist viruses and simultaneously dampens down harmful inflammation, which is one of the big problems with Covid.” — Adrian Martineau, professor of respiratory infection and immunity – Queen Mary University of London
Vitamin D, taken daily, will boost your immune system. This preventative and therapeutic measure means that viruses cannot easily penetrate your body through your mouth, eyes, ears and particularly your lungs. Frequent handwashing, not touching your face, and keeping your body well rested adds to a healthier you.
More than just virus protection, Vitamin D lowers your risk for a cardiovascular event, lowers your risk for bone disorders and can even promote balance and coordination.
How much Vitamin D is required? Vitamin D comes in several strengths. The Scottish guidelines are 400 – 800 ius daily. Your readings can be determined by a blood test. Most likely the older you get, the more supplementation is required. Also, it’s suggested by the professionals to activate the D that you add magnesium and k2 to your Vitamin D regimen.
Yes, sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D. Supplementation means you don’t have to over expose and suffer from sunburn when food like eggs, cheese, butter and milk are good sources of this most amazing immune booster.