Nature’s Nutrient SLASHES Death from COVID-19? [Study Shows]
The connection between vitamin D and COVID-19 has been making headlines for months.
The gist is that having a LOW vitamin D level INCREASES your risk of having a severe case of COVID-19 and of dying from it.
But does that mean that having adequate levels of vitamin D can protect you from COVID-19?
A recent study set out to find out, and you might be surprised by the answer.
In a study published in ScienceDirect, researchers looked back at the medical records of people admitted to Boston University Medical Center for coronavirus.
They found that people who were 65 and older who had sufficient levels of vitamin D had much lower rates of dying from COVID-19.
Specifically, there was 12 percent death rate for people with sufficient vitamin D, compared to 32 percent death rates for people who were deficient.
That’s a MAJOR difference, especially since the researchers adjusted the results for age, sex, BMI, race, smoking, and other factors that could have been contributing factors.
Not surprisingly, then, people with sufficient D levels also had lower rates of admission to the ICU, intubation, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and septic shock.
Interestingly, this protective effect of vitamin D was ONLY seen in people over 65.
Of course, this isn’t the first study to show the vitamin D/coronavirus connection.
In one study, people who were deficient had a 54 percent higher positivity rate compared to those with sufficient levels.
Another showed that people who supplemented with vitamin D had a reduced risk of acute respiratory tract infection.
You know by now that vitamin D plays a critical role in your immune system. And that when it comes to COVID-19, it could be especially protective against the dangerous cytokine storm.
There are some risk factors you can’t change — age, sex, and race being the obvious ones.
But you CAN impact your vitamin D levels.
As we head into summer, spend plenty of time in the sunlight to soak up the natural vitamin D.
Also consider taking a vitamin D supplement.
If there’s one nutrient you want to be sure to load up on as we continue to face this coronavirus crisis, this is it.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser
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