Vitamin D and Covid-19: The evidence for prevention and treatment of Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2)
This video tells why adequate vitamin D levels are so important.
There are several reasons why some people may have deficient Vitamin D levels:
- Lack of sunshine
Persons who live above the 35th parallel north (or below the 35th parallel south in the southern hemisphere) may not get enough sunshine to make Vitamin D naturally.
- Dark skin color
Dark skin does not produce as much natural Vitamin D as light skin, so dark-skinned persons may be more likely to be Vitamin D deficient.
Vitamin D is attracted first to body fat. The more body fat a person has, the more likely the body's Vitamin D ends up stored in body fat instead of in vital organs like the lungs, liver, kidney where it is needed for protection.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
Junk food diets that are high on fructose corn syrup are bad because fructose corn syrup neutralizes the body's Vitamin D at the cellular level.
High Fructose Foods
This suggests that if you are in a high-risk group for Vitamin-D deficiency it may be a good idea to get a blood test to determine your actual level of Vitamin D, and then discuss the result with your doctor.