The use of simple, daily remedies available in your medicine cabinet or kitchen could contain the effects of coronavirus, a report said on Thursday.
For example, dozens of recent studies have shown that taking vitamin D is an easy way to fight COVID-19 and your doctor may order a blood test to check your overall vitamin levels, Dr. Peter Osborne of Origins Nutrition Center in Sugar Land, Texas, Houston told FOX 26.
“I think it’s probably one of the smartest things a person can do now, with the unpredictable role of a relatively unknown disease,” Osborne told the TV station. “What we know at this point about vitamin therapy, particularly about vitamin D, is a new study and a new analysis of what we know about vitamin D and COVID.”
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So far, here’s what medical experts say: people with low vitamin D content who get COVID are more likely to die, are more likely to hyperinflammation in the cytokine storm that comes with COVID, and are more likely to use ventilators, which is really bad because the fans don’t work very well for COVID, said Osborne.
“When a person is on a respirator with COVID, it is not a good thing. So the results are not great, so if we can keep people away from ventilators and we can keep their immune system supported very well with nutrition, ideally the most sensible, “he explained.
Additional studies also revealed that nine out of 10 deaths from COVID-19 could have been prevented if people had adequate levels of vitamin D, the FOX 26 report said.
In winter, vitamin D levels are reduced because fewer people are out of the house and not tanning, the report noted. People need at least 20 minutes of sunlight every day to get an adequate amount, which is why a supplement is often needed to reach a healthy level.
In fact, some hospitals across the country are even using vitamins as a treatment for COVID-19, not just as prevention.
“Many doctors are learning this and suggesting it as a form of treatment. At East Virginia School of Medicine there is a COVID protocol that includes vitamin D, said Osborne.
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So if you are hospitalized because of COVID, they are automatically administering between 20,000 and 60,000 units of vitamin D. This is part of the standard care protocol in the hospital system, he said.
Vitamin D is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to help you stay healthy, Osborne told FOX 26.
“Vitamin D is very cheap. You can buy it at your local nutrition store and it can save your life if you get sick.
“Vitamin D is very cheap,” he said. “You can buy it at your local nutrition store and it can save your life if you get sick.
“With vitamin D, there is a therapy that I recommend that can be done, and there are 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per pound. So if you are 100 pounds, you would take 100,000 international units of vitamin D for three days After that, you don’t have to keep taking the higher doses, but three days of high doses of vitamin D will raise your serum vitamin D levels to adequate levels, “explained Osborne.
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He emphasized that everyone should think about boosting their immune systems using four different supplements – vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc and quercetin, a natural bioflavonoid that opens cells in your body so that zinc can enter, the FOX 26 report said.
Although some hospitals are already treating patients with COVID with the four supplements, Osborne suggested that some dietary sources of vitamin D like cod liver oil, fatty fish and mushrooms could help people in their goal of reaching the recommended daily dose, but he warned that you would have to eat a lot.