Vitamin D3

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of Covid

We already have more than two years since the first case of Covid 19 registered in Moldova during this period we noticed that the virus disproportionately affects a variety of patients at increased risk – respiratory and cardiovascular deficiencies, diabetes, and increased weight. A new factor related to increased risk has also become vitamin D deficiency, which impairs the body’s immune response.

According to a study conducted on the platform of patients at the University of Florida Health Center – Vitamin D deficiency patients were associated with a 4.6 times higher risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus

Vitamin D is not a traditional vitamin, but rather a group of soluble fatty compounds that contribute to the intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphates (yes yes – that’s why doctors when prescribing calcium to children, are only packaged with vitamin D).

Where can I get vitamin D? The answer (partially) in the picture

Hand reaching for the sun
Hand reaching for the sun

From March to April and until September you can be satisfied with the sunlight that stimulates your body to synthesize its own vitamin D when the sun’s rays come in direct contact with the skin but starting with October the body does not produce enough vitamins. that we can use the few foods in which it was found:

Fatty fish (salmon, sardines, herring)
Red meat
Liver
Egg yolk
Another good alternative in times of deficit would be food supplements.

How much vitamin D do I need?

During the autumn-winter period, it is practically impossible to take vitamin D from the sun and diet, so we recommend a daily serving of supplements containing around 10 micrograms (400 IU-international units).

What happens if I take too much vitamin D?

First of all, let’s clarify what too much vitamin D means. No more than 100 micrograms (4000 IU) is recommended. This in long periods causes stronger assimilation of Calcium (Hypercalcemia) which impacts the kidneys and weakens the bones a lot. Our recommendation of 10 micrograms as you can see is 10 times below the limit and a larger amount can be served only on the instructions of doctors.

More details in this article by phoenix-hospital.ro

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