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Firstly, research is starting to show the importance of Vitamin D in strengthening your immune system and possibly reducing your risk/severity/death of COVID-19,” says Vitamin D Society Executive Director Perry Holman.  Secondly, “Increasing your daily intake of vitamin D is an action you can take immediately to safeguard your health. Many people have deficient or insufficient vitamin D levels. In fact, as we celebrate the anniversary of World Vitamin D Day on November 2, you should consider evaluating your vitamin D intake and increase it if it’s low.

Vitamin D

Here’s how

  • In fact, adults need a daily vitamin D intake of 4,000 IU/day (100 mcg) from all sources. This is according to vitamin D expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. Who is America’s top infectious disease expert. He recommends vitamin D to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Moreover, it was reported that Dr. Fauci takes 6,000 IU/day of vitamin D.
  • Additionally, get out in natural sunlight when the UV Index is above 3 and your shadow is shorter than you. It is important to understand, that you should never sunburn.
  • In fact, you should consider artificial UVB exposure when natural sunlight is weak, or not available. Keep in mind, not to overexpose your skin.
  • Additionally, you should also try and increase your food intake of fatty fish such as salmon.
  • Also, try and take a vitamin D3 supplement to make up the balance when sun exposure is not available. 
  • Again, UVB from sunlight or sun tanning equipment/sun lamps is what makes vitamin D naturally in our skin. Additionally, it is important to remember that it is also considered the burning ray. In fact, one should never overexpose their skin to it. Lastly, be responsible when in the sun and or using sun tanning equipment. After all, moderation is the key.

Key Points

  • No supplement will replace all the benefits of sunlight when considering the full spectrum of light.
  • In fact, UVB exposure on your skin from sunlight makes Vitamin D naturally without ever going to toxic levels.
  • Additionally, most people know about the benefits of vitamin D for bone health. However, Vitamin D also has benefits for our immune system, cardiovascular health, autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. In fact, it has also been linked to lower incidence of many forms of cancer.
  • Moreover, UVA exposure releases nitric oxide stored in your skin, helping reduce your blood pressure and improving cardiovascular health.
  • In fact, visible light is beneficial for skin, sleep, happiness and relaxation.
  • Furthermore, infrared light is a powerful antioxidant. As a result, it is beneficial for intercellular melatonin used by the mitochondria to repair cell damage.
  • Moreover, when sunlight is unavailable or not strong enough, turn to surrogates such as sunbeds, phototherapy units or light boxes.
  • Additionally, overexposure to sunlight has risks too.  In fact, the key is to know your skin and make sure to not burn. Lastly, we can’t stress the importance of moderation. 
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