How Can a D Be An A+?

         Vitamin D gets an A+ grade for preventing COVID-19!!

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Studies from around the globe are showing that adequate levels of Vitamin D can prevent infection from COVID-19 and lessen your chances of complications or even death. Here’s a closer look at some of the findings…

A study in the PLOS ONE publication (Sept. 25, 2020) looked at mortality rates in a Tehran hospital. The results showed that only 9.7% of the COVID-19 hospitalized patients with adequate levels of Vitamin D died from COVID-19, whereas 20% of patients with low levels of Vitamin D does from the infection.

A British study showed patients were given large doses of Vitamin D upon diagnosis of COVID-19 when admitted to the hospital. This treatment prevented 98% of patients from having to go into intensive care. Yet half the patients who did not receive the large doses of Vitamin D ended up in the intensive care. Thus, adding large doses of Vitamin D to the treatment of hospitalized patients reduced the risk of needing intensive care by 25 times!

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 Photo courtesy of CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MSMI; Dan Higgins, MAMS, 2020 

There are other studies showing a direct relationship to higher levels of Vitamin D(40-80 ng/ml) being even more effective at lowering the risk of contracting COVID-19 as well as lower mortality for those who have been infected. For just pennies a day, Vitamin D can significantly reduce your risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

What Do We Recommend?

-Ask Dr. Patrick to check your Vitamin D levels on your next visit, or come in for a simple and fast Vitamin D screening test in our office.

-Or have your medical doctor order you a Vitamin D test.

For more information please call us at 530-899-8741


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