A staggering amount of Covid 19 Patients that ended in mortality had deficiency in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to decreased immune function. Winter limits our exposure to sunlight which limits our ability to get natural Vitamin D. Another factor limiting our vitamin D uptake is that all sunlight is not equal, Latitude above 30 degrees North has lower levels of what you need. Here in New Jersey, we are about 40 degrees North. This means the quality of sunlight we receive isn’t as good as by the Earths equator. American diets typically do not include foods high in vitamin D.
Why it Matters
Respiratory illness hospitalizations made up over 10% of all hospitalizations before Covid 19. There are proactive ways to increase immunity against acute respiratory illness. If you could help reduce your risk for respiratory illness safely, why wouldn’t you? Certain ethnicities with darker pigmentation are at a larger risk of being Vitamin D deficient and in turn more vulnerable to Covid 19 and other respiratory illnesses. High levels of Melanin disrupt the body’s ability to uptake UV rays, which makes it tough for these groups to get adequate Vitamin D.
Daily supplementation of Vitamin D3 has been shown to increase the function of the immune system. Regular intake of foods high in Vitamin D such as Egg yolk, Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, Mussels, Swordfish, beef liver. People that don’t eat foods like this regularly or are vegan, should be supplementing with D vitamins. Here at Scordilis Chiropractic we provide a liquid form of Vitamin D3 that is both effective and easy to use.
For most people is 1000-5000 IU is a great daily amount.
There is also a 10,000 IU version.
Please discuss with a qualified health professional regarding individual doses.
Circulating 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Indicative of Vitamin D Sufficiency: Implications for Establishing a New Effective Dietary Intake Recommendation for Vitamin D | The Journal of Nutrition | Oxford Academic (oup.com)