“A new study has found that hospitalized coronavirus patients who were vitamin D sufficient had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen), and death.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
Even before this latest study, interest had already been growing regarding the role of vitamin D in fighting coronavirus infection. Previous research had compared average levels of vitamin D across 20 European countries with coronavirus infection rates and mortality. The researchers found that people with low vitamin D levels may be more likely to die after contracting the virus. It is also known that people with low levels of vitamin D have 60 percent higher rates of coronavirus infection compared to those with adequate amounts.
Other research has found that, in combination with magnesium and vitamin B12, daily doses of vitamin D3 can reduce disease severity in older coronavirus patients. This is a step in the right direction as optimum functioning of the immune system depends not just on vitamin D but also on many other key micronutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, B2, B6 and B12, folic acid, and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc.
Numerous other natural substances, such as green tea extract, curcumin, and other plant ingredients are also scientifically proven to be helpful in improving human immunity. Carefully selected combinations of micronutrients work together synergistically in the body and give far better results than mega-doses of individual micronutrients used alone.
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