Update on the role of Vitamin D3 in COVID-19 infections.

As concerns increase as new variants of COVID 19 arise, little official attention has been given to the increasing data suggesting that maintaining an optimum level of Vitamin D can protect against this viral infection and its complications.

Last year we published a newsletter on some of the early data suggesting that maintaining a good Vitamin D level is protective. (Click Here to see this Newsletter)

This year more data and recommendations have become available:

1)    A controlled study of 76 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 infections was published in April 2021. Of 50 patients given 20,000IU of Vitamin D on admission followed by 10,000IU per day, only one patient (2%) was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ITU) and no patient died. This compares to an additional 26 patients who were not given Vitamin D on admission. In this patient group 13 (50%) were admitted to the ITU, and two died. (1)

2)    A consortium of over 200 Scientists and Doctors Call for Increased Vitamin D Use to Combat COVID-19. In their open letter to public health officials, doctors, and healthcare workers, they came together to make a strong statement regarding Vitamin D’s health benefits to immune function and overall health during the global pandemic. (2)

3)    As a result of a review of the data on Vitamin D preventing COVID infections a group of Irish politicians have recommended that Vitamin D should be offered to anyone attending COVID testing centers. This came about after a 28 page report was released by a consortium of doctors at major academic institutions in Ireland. (3)

Even Anthony Fauci, MD, has said he takes a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D “does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told actress Jennifer Garner in a September interview. “I would not mind recommending—and I take it myself—taking vitamin D supplements.”
To encourage supplementation with Vitamin D3 we are offering a 15% discount on present supplies of our 300 Microcapule product, 5000IU or 2000IU made in the USA to GMP. Just enter “sunvit” in the discount section during checkout in the links below to claim the discount.