A number of studies have come out over the last few months indicating normal vitamin D levels prevents the risk of severe COVID-19 infection. And now, the prestigious journal Nature has published yet another study that confirms these previous studies.
The recent study compared people who were positive for Covid 19 but without symptoms, to people who were positive with severe infection. Interestingly, it was found that 97 percent of people in the severe group had significantly low levels of Vit D. (Avg 14; we see a lot of this!) Of the Covid positive patients with no symptoms, 33% had low vitamin D (avg 28, which is still considered low by most labs) Moreover, all the participants with low Vit D had significantly higher levels of inflammatory markers. But here’s the big takeaway: The fatality rate in the low Vit D group was 7 times higher than that of the normal Vit D group. (21% vs 3%)
Functional Medicine levels for optimum Vitamin D are between 50 and 90. Many primary care doctors tell patients their levels are “OK” when they are barely above the low end of the standard level (30-100) . The question is: Do you want to risk your health by living with an “OK” level of Vit D?
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