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Thoughts on the Corona Virus.

Dena

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An internet post started a chain of thoughts and it's possible that some of our members could benefit from it. The post made two points. The first is that Vitamin D besides helping protect your bones is also important to your immune system. The second point was that a test of the population of several large cities in China indicated the population had consistently low levels of Vitamin D.

This could be explained by several factors. Vitamin D is difficult to find in food. Much of our Vitamin D is produced by sun exposure on our skin so in warn and sunny climates, Vitamin D isn't a problem. In the winter, clothing greatly reduces the sun exposure and more time indoors reduces sun exposure. It may not be the fact that we are closer to people in the winter but instead a weakened immune system is the primary reason the cold and flu spread so easily in the winter.

Vitamin D isn't likely to prevent you from getting the Corona Virus so your first line of defense is reducing exposure and proper hygiene. What it might do it improve your bodies ability to fight the virus so you have a much milder case should you become infected.

Vitamin D is something you need to be careful with. High dosages can be toxic as your body stores the excess. If your blood test includes a test for Vitamin D, that should tell you if you're getting enough without supplements. If you decide to go the supplement route, don't take more than 2 or 3 times the minimum daily requirement without consulting your doctor. Most of the time that amount is contained in one daily multiple Vitamin tablet. This is not a case of more is better and you only need enough to ensure your levels are in the healthy range.
 

Linde

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To add to this, about 1/2 hour of daily sunlight exposure will stimulate your body to create enough vitamin D for its need.  All of us, wo live in a very sunny climate, and spend some time outside every day, should not need an vitamin D supplement.

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Linda
 

Katie

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[member=4]Dena[/member] you may be on to something. One curious thing is that children don't seem to be as hard hit. Most kids in America drink Vitamin D fortified milk on a regular basis.
 

LADY SARAH

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That makes sense. This winter, I got hit with both strains of the flu, and barely got a cough. I spent much of my time outside, working in the yard. Texas had a very warm winter this year.
 

Maverick

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I have vitamine D supplements during winter just because of no sunshine. I give my kids vitamine D and C in the morning. And I added Zink in the evening. Zink is also good for your immune system. And hair and nails. ;)
 

Moni

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Doctor prescribed taking it a few years ago. My personal thought on limiting severity is keeping resistance up in as many ways possible. Sleep being key here. I fear for the overworked health care workers and essential workers who work too long hours.
 
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