Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza & COVID 19 Infections and Deaths

  • 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 were associated with 2 times reduction in risk of developing ARTIs

Also, studies review that  high-dose Vitamin D, 60,000–600,000 IU/d were found to treat and control diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, rickets, and tuberculosis

A recent review suggested using Vitamin D loading doses of 200,000–300,000 IU in 50,000-IU capsules to reduce the risk and severity of COVID-19 The goal should be to raise Vitamin- D concentrations above 40–60 ng/mL

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  1. Nutrients 2020, 12(4), 988;

  2. William B. Grant et al.

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