Nutrition/Health

COVID-19 and Vitamin D: Important

Here’s something really interesting about COVID-19 and vitamin D. Check this out. 

DATA:
https://vitamindwiki.com/Acute+respiratory+distress+%E2%80%93+100+percent+of+patients+were+vitamin+D+deficient%E2%80%93+April+2015
https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m810/rapid-responses
https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2759054/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3756814/

Timestamps
0:20 COVID-19
0:33 The coronavirus and vitamin D 
0:50 Vitamin D deficiency 
3:11 Who’s at risk for a vitamin D deficiency and the coronavirus? 
3:19 Virus strategies 
3:36 Vitamin D deficiency causes 

Today we’re going to talk about COVID-19, and vitamin D. What I say is not meant to replace medical care, I’m not making any claims that vitamin D is going to cure this virus, and I’m not going to try to sell you vitamin D. I just want to increase your awareness on the importance of vitamin D for your immune system. 

We know the coronavirus attacks a weak immune system. That’s it’s strength and your weakness. So, what could you do to help strengthen your weakness? 

Vitamin D might be one of the things that you can take. If you have a pre-existing health problem, and you already have a weak immune system, you may want to do some things to help strengthen your immune system. 

There are quite a few articles out there that talk about vitamin D deficiency being a pandemic in itself. It’s possible that 70-80% of the population has a deficiency of vitamin D or insufficiency of vitamin D. 

A vitamin D deficiency could put you at a higher risk for:

• Dental problems 
• Inflammation 
• Auto-immune conditions 
• Infection 
• Cardiovascular problems 
• Cancer 
• Diabetes type 2 
• Bone loss 
• Neurological problems 

1. Vitamin D is critical for your immune system. It has viral-killing effects. 
2. Vitamin D deficiency could increase your risk of over 300 illnesses, including the flu and respiratory infections like pneumonia. 
3. Vitamin D deficiency could increase your susceptibility to getting infections. 
4. A vitamin D deficiency could increase your risk of ARDS, which is involved in this coronavirus.
5. Vitamin D decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines. 
6. Vitamin D increases the anti-inflammatory cytokine 2.
7. Vitamin D has anti-viral properties.
8. Vitamin D could lower the risk of respiratory infections. 

Who’s at risk for a vitamin D deficiency?
• The obese

Who’s at risk for the coronavirus? 
• The obese 

Certain viruses can actually block your ability to absorb vitamin D. 

Potential vitamin D deficiency causes:

• Lack of sun
• Sunscreen 
• Darker skin
• Malabsorption 
• Breastfeeding 
• Pregnancy 
• Aging 
• Winter 
• Statins
• Cortisol 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this video helps you better understand COVID-19 and vitamin D.

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