Vitamin D Supplementation could reduce risk of Influenza & COVID 19 Infections and Deaths

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

Nutrients 2020, 12(4), 988; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12040988

William B. Grant et al.