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With the rise of COVID-19 deaths and people testing positive for COVID-19, a lot would think that the only way to beat COVID-19 is by getting a vaccine.
As everyone waits for the confirmation of the effectiveness of these vaccines, it will be of great help to consider taking vitamin D as an alternative cure to COVID-19.
Effects of Having High Vitamin D Levels
Vitamin D can be acquired from the sun, particularly from ultraviolet rays. Research shows that deficiency in Vitamin D can pose higher chances of COVID-19 deaths.
Based on a recent study, 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths would have been restrained if the patients have enough vitamin D in their bodies. What Vitamin D does is to safeguard our bodies from hyper-inflammation which is caused by the coronavirus.
Dr. Peter Osborne from Origins Nutrition Center in Sugar Land Texas said that the smartest thing that a person can do is to take vitamin D.
How Vitamin D is Used to Cure COVID-19 Patients
Moreover, the need for a ventilator will not be applicable for patients who have insufficient levels of vitamin D in their system.
Osborne added that the increase of COVID-19 cases in the Northern Hemisphere stems from the fact that people who live there have less exposure from the sun that is a known source of vitamin D.
Most of the hospitals now use UV light and vitamin D to cure their patients. According to Dr. Osborne, a good example of a hospital that uses vitamin D with its patients is the East Virginia School of Medicine.
The patients got even better after taking the vitamin D. Part of the hospital’s procedure is to give 20,000 and 60,000 international units or IU of vitamin D to patients daily.
Dr. Osborne mentioned that vitamin D is readily available in drug stores. He recommends giving 1000 international units of vitamin D per pound.
If you weigh 100 pounds, it is recommended to take 100,000 international units of vitamin D for three days. You will no longer need to take a higher dose of vitamin D if you have already met the required dosage based on your weight.
To help you increase your dosage of vitamin D, Dr. Osborne advised to also incorporate liver oil, fatty fish, and mushrooms in the diet.
Aside from vitamin D, he also recommends the intake of the following:
- Vitamin C
- Quercetin (which will allow cells to absorb more zinc)
Not everyone will be able to afford vaccines so including vitamin D and foods rich in other nutrients can be a great choice to build your immune system.