Are you using Vitamin D to your advantage?As much as we all want it to go away, COVID continues to stick around. It just won't take the hint that we just want it to leave already! The spring weather has arrived. Vaccines seem to be rolling out, and more and more people are gaining access to them. But did you know that there is something else that we can all do to fight COVID!
Start taking Vitamin D!
The benefits of Vitamin D on our immune system has been studied FOREVER. It stands to reason that improving our immune system should have a profound impact on bolstering our ability to fight COVID. Since the beginning of this pandemic, scientists have been speculating and researching the idea, that having a sub-optimal level of Vitamin D may just increase the risk of contracting COVID and increases the risk of dying as a result. The other bonus to supplementing Vitamin D is that a deficiency can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, breast and colon cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more diseases.
If Vitamin D can help with all of that... Why aren't we all taking it every day?!?!
Vitamin D has been a bit of a hot-button topic for a while now. For a couple of years, Primary Care Doctors were screening for Vitamin D deficiency in their patient's blood work, then (assuming that the patient's levels were low which they typically were) recommending that the patient begin to take a supplement. Some of us listened then, and some blew the recommendation off. Let this newsletter serve as a reminder that it is a great idea to take a high-quality Vitamin D supplement, not just because of the boost to the immune system, but because of the other far-reaching health benefits.
At this point, you may be wondering how much Vitamin D you should be taking daily. According to some research out of Boston University, the optimal level to provide adequate protection from COVID and other potential health issues is 4,000-6,000 IU per day for most adults.
Most multi-vitamins do not reach levels that high, so taking a specific Vitamin D supplement can be very helpful!
Another great way to get more Vitamin D is to get outside and enjoy some sunshine!
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Movement is my medicine,