Vitamin D – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System
I have been attempting to educate our clients about the importance of Vitamin D to support our overall health and well-being for the last decade, especially as more and more research has surfaced on how powerful and important this Vitamin is for optimal health and immune support.
For most people, they’ve been told of the importance of vitamin D to maintain healthy bones, assist in bone growth and help with bone mineralization and absorption of calcium. However, the research is also showing us how powerful this little vitamin can be in helping our bodies fight specific disease conditions like cancer and cardiovascular disease but, from an overall immune support perspective, the research has shown us that our immune cells have vitamin D receptors and that Vitamin D will help modulate the inflammatory response of an already healthy immune system, especially during times of respiratory stress, which appears to be the biggest concern of COVID-19. However, it appears that to receive these benefits it is imperative that vitamin D levels are adequate enough to help activate immune cells and promote a healthy immune response.
Vitamin D Supplementation for Respiratory Infection
Vitamin D helps fight infections, including colds and the flu, by regulating the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses.