By Darian Mcdaniel

Why You Should Take Vitamin D for COVID Prevention?

There is growing evidence that an often-overlooked vitamin may have a protective effect against COVID-19, according to recent research.

Several studies have shown that COVID-19 patients who are deficient in vitamin D are more likely to experience serious illness, severe complications and increased risk of death. And one study showed that when hospitalized COVID-19 patients took oral vitamin D supplements as part of their treatment, they were significantly less likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit than COVID-19 patients who didn’t receive vitamin D supplements.

Doctors and researchers are still learning a lot about the novel coronavirus as it moves through our communities, but it does appear that having sufficient levels of vitamin D in your system may offer some protection from the worst that COVID-19 has to offer.

Why vitamin D helps and where to find it?

Vitamin D helps the immune system function smoothly, so having sufficient levels in your body may help you fight COVID-19 if you get sick.

Common sources of vitamin D include:

  • sunlight
  • fatty fish, like salmon
  • egg yolks
  • mushrooms
  • fortified dairy products, like milk and yogurt
  • fortified non-dairy milk products, including almond, soy and oat milk
  • fortified orange juice
  • fortified breakfast cereals
  • dietary supplements

How to find out if you’re vitamin D deficient?

You may be deficient in vitamin D and not realize it. About 40%  of Americans are believed to have lower-than-recommended levels. For African-Americans, that number is nearly double at 76%, 3 common reasons are we don't absorb the co-factor needed for our bodies to create Vitamin D well via the sun because of the melanin in our skin, our indoor lifestyle especially during the pandemic and many of us are lactose intolerant.

Across the board, African-American adults are generally at greater risk for a number of chronic and potentially life-shortening conditions such as hypertension, stroke, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and all-cause mortality, some of which is associated with vitamin D deficiency.

How to supplement with vitamin D?

spending more time outdoors in sunlight

eating foods that are rich in vitamin D

taking vitamin D supplements

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Please don't wait to get sick to take your health seriously- Dr. K




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