Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Power of Vitamin D to Fight COVID

When Donald Trump went into the hospital to be treated for COVID-19, one of the things they gave him, besides a bunch of drugs, was Vitamin D (as well as other nutrition supplements). 

How important is Vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19?

It turns out it’s very important to the extent that 100 doc, scientists, and medical experts wrote a public letter calling for increasing the use of Vitamin D for COVID. 

I’ve written about Vitamin D before and I’m writing about it again to reinforce that the research is confirming its importance in the treatment of COVID-19.

These experts believe that the research shows that people who have higher levels of Vitamin D had lower rates of COVID infections, as well as, lower risks of severe cases leading to hospitalization, the need for ICU care, and even death.

They recommended that people maintain a Vitamin D level of between 30 and 75 ng/ml. If someone was below 30 ng/ml, they recommended that Vitamin D be added to the patient’s treatment protocol to boost their levels.

Where I live in Virginia, Eastern Virginia School of Medicine is nearby and has a protocol that will automatically put a patient hospitalized for COVID-19 onto a regiment of 20,000 to 60,000 units of Vitamin D.

A double-blind study published in December 2020 in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine found giving critically ill COVID-19 patients high doses of Vitamin D significantly reduced the number of days they had to spend in the ICU. These patients were also less likely to need ventilation. 

I’ve said it before that the only way to make sure you’re at the right level with Vitamin D is to get a blood test. Years ago, when I was originally tested for Vitamin D my level was at 13 – way too low. Over the years of taking supplemental D, I’ve kept my level in the 60 ng/ml range.

Make sure if you are taking a supplement that it’s Vitamin D3. You also want to take some Vitamin K in the form of MK-7 as it helps the D get to the right places in the body to do the best good.

So…Vitamin D3 anyone?

Reported March 5, 20210

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