Author: India Getup

Vitamin D stimulates Cathelicidins and Defensins to lower viral replication rates Reduces  concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce inflammation and injures to the lining of the lungs Vitamin D increases concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines A study conducted in Connecticut revealed that Vitamin D concentrations of 38ng/ml or more...

Calcitriol has been found to induce the transcription of antimicrobial peptides – such as cathelicidin and defensin Functional VDR has been identified in almost all immune cells, including neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells In vitro studies have shown that vitamin D decreases the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and...

Our  body converts vitamin D to a chemical known as 25-hydroxyvitamin D, also called Calcidiol. Declining serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D seen in fall and winter as distance increases from the equator may be a factor in the seasonal increased prevalence of influenza and other...

Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is widespread not only in the paediatric age group but also in adults. Respiratory tract infections are the major cause of mortality and morbidity. There are limited options available for treatment and prevention of ARI. Antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment...