COVID and Vitamin D

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COVID and Vitamin D

Postby Green Tea » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:57 am

There is a new video with meta-analyses showing the critical importance of Vitamin-D as a protection against respiratory infections and COVID type viruses:

Vitamin D and Covid-19: The evidence for prevention and treatment of Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2) VIDEO

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.
  • Obesity
    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.

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Re: COVID and Vitamin D

Postby roadrunner » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:17 am

Green Tea: Thanks for posting this, it’s a good reminder of what may well be a low-cost, low-risk way to reduce COVID-19 risk, at least somewhat. I have watched this issue for some time, and while I’m generally a strong skeptic about dietary supplements — believing instead in a balanced diet — I think the science here is compelling, and I’ve even started taking a vitamin D supplement (first time in my life since I was a kid!). I believe that that is quite important now, especially because many of us are getting less sunlight (due to the effects of winter and or restrictions on activities due to the pandemic).
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Re: COVID and Vitamin D

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:17 am

There's also a link between vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer, so it's doubly important to monitor your serum levels. I've been on a supplemental dose of 5000 iu a day since my initial diagnosis almost 7 years ago, and my dr. has always kept a close eye on this.

A study by an international group of researchers from organizations including the American Cancer Society finds that higher levels of vitamin D in the blood is associated with a lower risk for getting colorectal cancer. Previous studies have suggested a link but were inconclusive. The new study was published online June 14, 2018 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

read more here... ... -risk.html

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Re: COVID and Vitamin D

Postby GrouseMan » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:58 am

I have been taking High dose Vit D for a few years now. I don't spend a lot of time outdoors and when I do I cover up. I started taking it when a friend said it helped her with some joint and or bone pain. I had also read that its has a potential to be protective against colon cancer. I don't know if its protected me from Covid-19 or not but I take 10000 IU daily with my breakfast. Its cheap, and hasn't caused any side effects that I can see, and seeing I am 61 its probably a good idea to not rely on those around me to wear a mask.. I do when I am out and about shopping. So far so good. I might be one of those folks that are asymptomatic I suppose. Either way I hope the Vit D keeps me out of the ICU and off a respirator.

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Re: COVID and Vitamin D

Postby rp1954 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:16 am

We use the 10,000 iu dose vitamin D3 too, and it's available as a single pill.
Larger caps, like 50,000 can be useful for catchup or sick days. Sometimes 20,000 and 25,000 iu caps are available too.
Above 10,000 iu, serious patients watch their vitamin K2, calcium and magnesium intakes. At much higher levels, they monitor their blood chemistry, e.g. calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, among others. At ordinary and higher vitamin D doses, many people get too much calcium vs too little magnesium and vitamin K2.

These IMASK+/MATH+ protocols are worth considering although a little light on oral and IV Vitamin C, D3 and quercetin.
I like the presentation on the virus phases, ivermectin, zinc and melatonin. ... otocol.pdf
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Re: COVID and Vitamin D

Postby beach sunrise » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:25 pm

For the ivermectin, I went to a concierge doctor to get it.
I'll let my family know about the telemedicine doctors. Thank you!
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