In the hopes of finding a cure, researchers are hard at work trying to understand COVID-19. A few recent studies have shed light on a possible connection between COVID-19 and vitamin D, the powerhouse nutrient responsible for helping our body absorb calcium and strengthen our bones.
● A University of Chicago study looked at the vitamin D levels of patients who were admitted to the hospital for COVID-19, and found that patients with chronic but untreated vitamin D deficiency were at higher COVID-19 risk.
● A study at Northwestern University examined 10 countries with high COVID-19 mortality rates and noted that those countries historically have higher levels of vitamin D deficiency compared to countries that were not as severely affected by COVID-19.
There seems to be a clear connection between vitamin D and COVID-19. However, researchers need several more studies to determine if there’s a causal relationship. Does a vitamin D deficiency make you at higher risk for developing COVID-19? And if you do get infected, can vitamin D supplementation help you fight off the illness? The verdict is still out on these questions! We do know that vitamin D helps boost your immunity and reduces the length of illness if you do become sick.
Being out in the sun for even 10 minutes can help to boost your vitamin D levels. The intermittent exposure you get from walking to your car or doing errands throughout the day, combined with a healthy diet, helps to increase healthy vitamin D levels. It has been shown that up to 42% of the population is deficient in their vitamin D level. If you suspect a deficiency, we can help here at BESANA with vitamin D level lab testing, along with personalized supplement support.
This month, we’re offering a special discount of 30% off all our supplement bundles to help boost your immunity and enhance your body’s ability to adapt to life’s daily stressors. If you’re interested in learning more about vitamin D and/or our comprehensive system of immune-boosting supplements, please call 303.327.7300 or complete our consultation request form today.
Vitamin D Deficiency and COVID-19: Is There a Connection?