Time to SHUT DOWN the haters… CHASE AWAY the “gloom and doom” narrative… and get a dose of something positive for a change.
Scientists now believe they’ve identified a common factor among some of those who have survived the worst of the COVID-19 infections.
It’s NOT just a matter of age… preexisting conditions… or even sheer, dumb luck.
There’s something else – perhaps an OVERLOOKED piece of the coronavirus puzzle.
Now, one Ivy League expert has emerged from the “dark side” of the mainstream…
And has come over to the “bright side” with one SIMPLE recommendation!
[SHOCKER] The mainstream turns to vitamin D
I’m not surprised too often, especially when it comes to the medical mainstream.
So, believe me when I say this…
I was STUNNED to see them rally around this one.
A growing number of studies… gaining acceptance by the mainstream… point to a humble vitamin as a factor that could help some coronavirus patients.
I’m talking about good ol’ vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin.”
And with summer just starting, this emerging evidence couldn’t come at a better time.
It’s not the recommendation itself that SHOCKED me…
After all, vitamin D plays an essential role in the immune system, especially against viral infections.
One study… done before this coronavirus pandemic materialized… found that people who took D supplements had a 12% lower risk of getting respiratory infections.
And in people who took the supplements to correct a severe D deficiency, the risk of respiratory infection DROPPED by 70%.
One study of coronavirus patients at three hospitals in South Asia finds that people with LOWER levels of D have the MOST severe infections.
Patients who entered the hospital with a D deficiency had 8X the risk of the MOST severe form of the COVID-19 infection!
Another study out of Europe finds that countries where people are known to have lower D levels overall have MORE coronavirus cases… and MORE deaths.
A small study here in the U.S. found similar results among ICU patients.
Now, you know what they say…
Correlation doesn’t necessarily equal CAUSATION.
And not ALL experts agree at this point. Some studies have seemed to contradict these findings.
But for people with lower D levels… either because they’re not outside as much or don’t get it from diet… Dr. JoAnn Manson of Harvard Medical School published a commentary in Medscape that claims, “It’s quite reasonable to consider a vitamin D supplement.”
Here comes the shocker…
This ultra-mainstream expert is urging people to get HIGHER levels than what’s listed in mainstream guidelines! She’s calling up to 2,000 IU per day a “reasonable” target for right now.
Look, clearly this is EARLY and OBSERVATIONAL research. We don’t know what role… if ANY… vitamin D will ultimately play in the infection.
But we do know SOME things.
We know that we NEED vitamin D… yet MANY people fall short.
And supplementing with D can get our levels up to par.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen