NYC Doctor Highlights Importance of Vitamin D Optimization

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Research shows COVID-19 patients with a vitamin D level between 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L) and 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) had a sevenfold higher risk of death than those with a level above 30 ng/mL
  • Having a vitamin D level below 20 ng/mL was associated with a 12 times higher risk of death from COVID-19
  • Other research suggests your risk of developing and dying from COVID-19 virtually disappears once your vitamin D level gets above 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L). To ignore this seems foolish in the extreme, especially since vitamin D supplementation is both safe and inexpensive
  • Other nutrient deficiencies may be at play if you’re having a hard time improving your vitamin D level. One of them is magnesium, which is required for the conversion of vitamin D into its active form
  • Recent research shows you need 244% more oral vitamin D if you’re not also taking magnesium and vitamin K2

Continue reading