Vitamin D and COVID-19
First published: Tuesday January 19th, 2021
Many people are concerned about COVID-19 and are even willing to take extreme measures to reduce their risks. But there is one very simple thing you can do right now that is likely to both reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, and improve your outcome if you do get it.
Vitamin D Supplementation
Many people are Vitamin D deficient. Especially people with darker skin, people who live at a high latitude, and people who don't get enough sunlight. In other words, most of us.
People who are Vitamin D deficient should seriously consider taking Vitamin D supplements to help prevent COVID.This article covers much of the scientific evidence for Vitamin D supplementation and why, even though we don't have perfect evidence yet, it is something we shouldn't ignore. This is what the government of the U.K. says about Vitamin D supplementation. They even offer it for free to certain groups. If you're not taking Vitamin D, you can buy some on Amazon right now. It's cheap. These are the supplements I am currently taking. One important note of caution. Vitamin D builds up in your system over time, so DO NOT take more than the recommended dose. Some people should not take Vitamin D. If you have any medical conditions, you should do more research and speak to a doctor. I am not a doctor and this article is not medical advice.