Prevention and strong immunity are the key in the fight against coronavirus. The most vulnerable people are advised not to leave the house unnecessarily and to avoid any kind of contact, but also to regularly take vitamin D.
Doctors explain why vitamin D is so important in fighting this dangerous virus:
People who spend a lot of time indoors may be deficient in this vitamin. Since the sun is its biggest source, supplements are needed in this case because that is the only way to get enough of it.
Vitamin D plays an important role in many functions of the body. When a deficiency occurs, the body becomes more vulnerable and less resistant to disease and viruses. Regular intake boosts immunity, making the body more resistant to viruses.
Vitamin D, also known as “sun vitamin”, has been widely studied as a vitamin whose consumption has many health benefits. It is necessary for the body to regulate calcium absorption and build healthy bones, and has a positive effect on the immune system.
There is almost no research that has not established its positive effect. Vitamin D lowers bad cholesterol, helps protect against diabetes and heart disease, relieves pain associated with fibromyalgia, protects against senile macular degeneration of the eye (the main cause of blindness in the elderly), relieves the symptoms of psoriasis, improves male fertility, reduces the risk of caries, colon cancer, skin cancer, aggressive breast cancer, rickets, osteoporosis and depression.
Experts recommend between 400 and 800 international units of vitamin D per day to meet the body’s needs.