Have you seen the news on vitamin D as the low-hanging fruit in COVID-19?
I am not intending to create “click bate,” yet, in functional medicine and nutrition, it’s important we are nourished, and especially during these times, that our vitamin D levels are adequate. With vitamin D, most of us are deficient, but you want to test and not guess. In the midwest it can be a common practice to need up to 5,000IU/day. If you have been tested or get tested, aim to be in a range of 50-70 ng/mL. Conventional labs will only flag low levels of vitamin D is below 30 ng/mL. Advocate your needs, investigate your levels, and ask questions.
Here is a good vitamin D I will often recommend to clients. You will have to create a login if you’d like to purchase it and let me know if you have any questions.
Side note, your liver and then kidneys, colon, prostate, lungs, and other tissues must convert vitamin D into the active form. The enzymes that do this is magnesium, which 80% of the population is deficient in, and magnesium is required by 600 processes in the body. Make sure you are adequate in magnesium so you can utilize supplemental vitamin D.