There has finally been more press on Vitamin D (and other nutrients) for supporting the immune system and its benefits re: COVID-19. A physicians group in Canada specifically recommends Vitamin D3, zinc, and Vitamin C to help protect seniors from COVID-19. Vitamin deficiencies make everyone vulnerable to infection, not just seniors, although seniors do tend to have lower levels. More studies have been coming out on Vitamin D and risk of death from COVID-19. Vitamin D helps protect you from respiratory infections and it appears COVID-19 is not an exception.
As my colleague says: There is a huge gap between “wash your hands/social distancing” and ending up in a hospital. Naturopathic medicine fills this gap.
So contact your doctor about getting your Vitamin D levels tested so you can find out what an optimal dose of Vitamin D is for you to help protect yourself during this pandemic.
Flowing Health is a naturopathic clinic that also offers acupuncture and cupping in the Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Queen Anne area since 2010.