A New Study Has Revealed That 80% of COVID-19 Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient

Should I take vitamin D supplements?

Even before these studies are completed, there are compelling reasons to take a vitamin D supplement.

“The majority of American people suffers from lack of vitamin D and could definitely benefit from a low-dose vitamin D supplementation with little risk.” According to Meltzer said.

In the United States, an estimated 41% of adults are vitamin D deficient. People with darker skin are more vulnerable — 63% of Hispanics and 82% of Blacks have low vitamin D levels.

Age, obesity, limited sun exposure, and certain medical conditions all increase the risk of vitamin D deficiency.

According to Avena, getting enough vitamin D from food is difficult. “Taking supplements may be recommended, but you must always consult with your doctor first.

“Meltzer claims that he consumes 4,000 international units (IU) per day. According to the National Institutes of Health, this is the upper limit of what is considered safe for most people.

“Do not exceed 4,000 IU of vitamin D per day without the approval of your doctor,” Avena advised. “It exceeds the safe upper intake limits.

“Larger doses can be toxic and should be used only under medical supervision.

According to Avena, zinc may also be beneficial once symptoms of a cold appear.

She recommends taking 13.3 milligrams to 23 milligrams of zinc every 2 hours for up to 1 week while suffering from cold symptoms.

We don’t know if zinc, like vitamin D, can help with COVID-19 symptoms.

While most people get enough zinc from food, certain groups of vegetarians, people with gastrointestinal diseases, and people who abuse alcohol are at higher risk of zinc deficiency and may benefit from supplementation.

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Written by Aline Pilani

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