Although COVID-19 is still around the corner, medical scientists are now understanding the virus better. COVID-19 vaccine candidates in human clinical trials, though still in early testing, look promising. Biopharmaceutical companies and research universities are collaborating on finding effective COVID-19 vaccine candidates. However, boosting immune system remains a strong defense against the COVID-19 susceptibility. Poor immune system is still one of the strong factors that promote susceptibility to any deadly infection including COVID-19. Essential vitamins including vitamin D enhances immune system. Recently, COVID-19 severity was found by health researchers to be promoted among some infected individuals, who are deficient in vitamin D.
Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that supports bone health and immune system. Vitamin D is derived from morning sunlight and dietary nutrition such as milk, orange juice, cereal, and fish like salmon and tuna. Another good source of getting vitamin D is dietary vitamin D supplement, especially for those, whose bodies cannot absorb vitamin D easily from foods. Although vitamin D supplement is available as over-the-counter supplement, it is recommended to talk to your physician before using the supplement for dealing with vitamin D deficiency. Talk to your doctor, if you think you are not getting enough vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency leads to fragile bone issue, which promotes bone pain and muscle weakness in affected adults. The best clinical way to know you are vitamin D deficient is through blood laboratory test, ordered by your physician.
This blog was not intended for diagnosis or treatment for COVID-19 or vitamin D deficiency. Talk to your physician, if you have vitamin D deficiency. Call recommended local health centers, if you are experiencing the COVID-19 symptoms. Stay safe !