Vitamin D

There are now a multitude of studies that show a high correlation between vitamin D status and poorer Covid infection outcomes, and that treatment protocols involving vitamin D reduces fatalities The science is there for all to see but is being ignored. Other nutrient deficiencies are also implicated in severe infections. Scientists and doctors are already backing a call for the Scottish and UK population, the majority of which are either deficient or have sub-optimal D levels, to supplement. It’s long been known that the RDA of 400mcg cannot raise low levels or sustain good levels; 2000 to 4000iu is safe and necessary (cofactors like magnesium and vitamin K2MK7 are also advised) to raise and sustain levels. Nothing, not even a vaccine, will prove to be a magic bullet for viral treatment or prevention but there is EVERY science-backed, evidence-based reason to implement Vitamin D supplementation for the whole population, on its own or as part of a programme to correct the baseline health and long-known nutrient deficiency status of the population. Lockdowns and other measures are unsustainable and only prolong the inevitable, that being that this virus is highly unlikely to be eradicated. Only an improved health status is going to bring it under control so it becomes as risky as other viruses. I am astounded that the science on this is being wilfully ignored and it would literally be criminal to continue to do so.

Why the contribution is important

Because it will save lives.

by SallyG on October 11, 2020 at 06:33PM

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  • Posted by Sazzle36 October 11, 2020 at 19:06

    Totally agree
  • Posted by Norrie October 11, 2020 at 19:27

    Spot on. I raised vitamins and healthy eating to boost our immune system in time for winter with my MSP. I feel if there is money to be spent on the FACTS campaign then a boost your health campaign would have a positive effect.
  • Posted by Thistlegirl22 October 11, 2020 at 20:40

    I agree completely. I'm participating in the study below and one of the questions specifically asks about vitamins - including how much vitamin D you're taking daily. https://www.qmul.ac.uk/covidence/
  • Posted by Bolshygirl October 11, 2020 at 21:44

    Yes it would help to make people more aware of the importance of Vitamin D. We who live in northern areas do not get enough naturally in autumn and winter especially.
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