Vitamin D is often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin” because the sun is one of the best sources of this essential nutrient. Your body needs vitamin D for many vital processes, including building a healthy immune system, and supplementing can provide the ultimate support.
The Link Between Vitamin D & Coronavirus
As cities are slowly beginning to open back up after months of lockdown, it is important that we continue to take precautions in order to stay healthy. COVID-19 is an ever-changing virus but in recent weeks there have been more and more studies reporting the link between vitamin D and Coronavirus.
What did the researchers discover?
In the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, scientists found that European countries with populations averaging higher levels of vitamin D resulted in significantly fewer cases of COVID-19 (when compared to countries with populations showing lower levels). This information could play an important role in prevention as we continue to combat the virus in the coming months.
A similar study led by Vadim Backman at Northwestern University reported a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. “The researchers noted that patients from countries with high COVID-19 mortality rates, such as Italy, Spain and the UK, had lower levels of vitamin D compared to patients in countries that were not as severely affected...By analyzing publicly available patient data from around the globe, Backman and his team discovered a strong correlation between vitamin D levels and cytokine storm — a hyperinflammatory condition caused by an overactive immune system — as well as a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and mortality.”
The Final Say
There is no vaccine or known treatment for COVID-19, so at this point our best defense is educating ourselves on what epidemiologists and researchers are finding can prevent the virus. Baseline’s Immunity Boost includes 500 IU of liposomal vitamin D3, 125% of your daily recommended daily dosage. Paired with 1000mg of liposomal vitamin C, a proven vitamin that helps fight infection, our Immunity Boost is the powerful liquid multivitamin that may help prevent contracting Coronavirus.