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What Are the Benefits of Vitamin D? And How Do They Relate to COVID-19?

Vitamin D is most popularly known as the sunshine vitamin. You’ve got to get enough access to sunlight in order to get a proper amount of the vitamin into your system. What you may not know is why we need an ample amount of Vitamin D in our bodies and how it can relate to illness, most imparticular COVID-19.

Why is Vitamin D essential for our health?

Our bones rely on vitamin D in order to remain strong and healthy. Calcium, another essential vitamin for bone health can only be absorbed in the presence of Vitamin D.

The sun becomes an important factor because we need it in order for our skin to convert chemicals to vitamin D. Fortified milk and some other foods can provide us with the vitamin, however, most of the vitamin D we need can be created on our bodies. If all we need is sunlight, why are so many of us deficient in vitamin D? First, sunscreen, although protective from UV rays, can limit the amount of vitamin D our skin creates. The winter months also see many people staying indoors and out of the sun.

How does vitamin D relate to COVID-19?

Quite a few articles with sufficient evidence are available online that place vitamin D deficiency as a factor in extreme cases of COVID-19. For example, A study done in Dallas, Texas, found this to be the case. And, they also concluded that more vitamin D should be used in clinical trials as a preventative or treatment measure for COVID-19.

Among their results, “The researchers report that the prevalence of severe vitamin D deficiency (defined as 25(OH)D less than 25 nmol/L) strongly and significantly correlated with the COVID-19 death rate per million people.†58% of all those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 were found to have had the above severe cases of vitamin D deficiency.

posted an article recently providing various treatments and their likelihood of success on COVID-19 patients (and prevention), saying “Vitamin D may protect against COVID-19 in two ways. First, it may help boost our bodies’ natural defense against viruses and bacteria. Second, it may help prevent an exaggerated inflammatory response, which has been shown to contribute to severe illness in some people with COVID-19.â€

It’s quite a staggering account, and with other studies proving the same information, it’s curious why more haven’t incorporated a Vitamin D supplement as part of their daily vitamin intake – especially with winter coming so quickly and an end to COVID-19 nowhere yet in sight.

IV hydration is one of the quickest and surest methods of obtaining and absorbing Vitamin D (and many other essential and effective nutrients). Almost none of the vitamins is digested and instead enters the bloodstream and becomes useful to bone growth and its other purposes almost immediately.

Interested in learning how we can help keep your Vitamin D on track through IV hydration, ensuring your immune system stays healthy, and lower the chances of being seriously affected by the effects of COVID-19, reach out for a conversation today.