VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS
Vitamin D best known for building bones and preventing rickets. It has recently been shown to lower the risk of diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, memory loss and several types of cancer.
Among African Americans we are in a vitamin d deficiency epidemic. this is because vitamin d is produced by sun exposure and our melanin blocks the sun. This along with the fact that today's lifestyles keeps people indoors or making a conscious effort to avoid the sun.
COVID & VITAMIN D
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.