Better known as the sunshine vitamin, it wasn’t that long ago when it was widely believed that simply spending 10 to 15 minutes in the sun would allow the body to synthesize enough vitamin D so that we were able to meet daily requirements.
Fast forward and we now know that even the most glorious sunshine can still cause a vitamin D deficiency, even though your skin may be well toasted and tan. Deficiency of vitamin D is much more common than you would think, and worse in temperate and colder climates which may experience sporadic sunshine during winter months.
So what should you do? Supplement with a vitamin D3 supplement to fortify natural production of this steroid vitamin. Wondering what makes vitamin D so important? Here are some of its most noteworthy benefits:
High Serum Vitamin D Correlates With Lower Risk Of Respiratory Tract Infections
Although there is no concrete evidence stating that vitamin D prevents respiratory tract infections, generally speaking correlation is a strong argument for causation, which in this case vitamin D seems to do very well.
People with the lowest levels of serum vitamin D are more likely to experience respiratory tract infections that people with higher serum vitamin D levels. Risk reduction of approximately 42% was observed in people that initially had low serum vitamin D levels but subsequently took a vitamin D supplement[i].
May Reduce Mortality Rates
An interesting study has also shown the association between serum vitamin D levels and mortality rate in order adults, who coincidentally possess higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms as a result of COVID-19 infection.
While vitamin D does not directly alter your risk of developing the infection, it may be able to drastically alter the outcome by reducing mortality[ii].
Supports Immune Function
Vitamin D possesses anti-inflammatory actions, as well as the ability to modulate immune response, such as by increasing the production of macrophages and T cells[iii] which are important for handling pathogens before they can replicate.
Important For Respiratory Well-Being
Again, using correlation as our guide, there is a high likelihood that vitamin D deficiency can lead to serious respiratory ailments, including asthma, COPD and even tuberculosis. This, coupled with reduced lung function[iv] can help demonstrate how important vitamin D supplementation is.
Gone are the days when vitamin D was only regarded as necessary for bone and skin health, as its effects on the immune, respiratory system and body as a whole cannot be disputed.
Daily dosages of between 400 to 4000 IU are widely accepted, and unlikely to cause adverse effects.
Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is quickly becoming known as the next best thing to support immune function, as supplementation can help with the following:
Modulate the immune system high serum vitamin D levels may help ensure T cells and macrophages function optimally to help prevent infection.
Better outcomes from illness COVID-19 has a higher mortality rate in order people, which incidentally can become worse if they possess a low serum vitamin D levels. Increasing consumption is associated with reduced mortality rate in the older population.
Improved respiratory health vitamin D may reduce the likelihood of you developing serious respiratory infections, or other chronic conditions such as COPD. Although it is not certain to prevent these, they are strongly associated with low serum levels.
[i] Martineau AR(1)(2), Jolliffe DA et.al. Health Technol Assess. 2019 Jan;23(2):1-44. doi: 10.3310/hta23020. Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infections: individual participant data meta-analysis.
[ii] Bjelakovic G, Gluud LL, Nikolova D, et al. Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;(1):CD007470. Published 2014 Jan 10. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007470.pub3
[iii] Di Rosa M, Malaguarnera M, Nicoletti F, Malaguarnera L. Vitamin D3: a helpful immuno-modulator. Immunology. 2011;134(2):123139. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2567.2011.03482.x
[iv] Zosky GR, Berry LJ, Elliot JG, James AL, Gorman S, Hart PH. Vitamin D deficiency causes deficits in lung function and alters lung structure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183(10):13361343. doi:10.1164/rccm.201010-1596OC
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