Dr. Renu Mahtani talks about Vitamin D. It is not just a casual supplement, it is a cellular necessity. It is not only for bones but its very important for a healthy immune system, brain and heart health, to combat depression and to prevent cancer. Vitamin D is treatment for disorders of the immune system.
Vitamin D deficiency is an existing ‘epidemic’ . The condition is more exacerbated by the current lockdown. Food cannot provide us with adequate vitamin D. An urgent and immediate replenishment of this vitamin is the need. Vitamin D will give us better immunity.
SARS cov2 has created havoc in every possible field of life on globe.There is no medicine to curen or vaccines to prevent covid 19. The only option for humanity to survive covid 19 is adequate protective primary innate immunity and regulated adaptive immunity.
As we are now aware from the recent evidence that immune deregulation is the prime cause of mortality and vitamin D deficiency had a direct association to mortality. Vitamin D can be a effective, safe, and cheap immunomodulator for prevention and treatment of SARS cov2 infection.
Few studies are in pipeline at covid 19 designated hospitals on the role of vitamin D in covid 19.
It is a very well established fact that about 90% of Indian population are either deficient or insufficient in vitamin D. Lockdown with its restricted access to sunlight may have further lowered our vitamin D level. From the available evidence, we propose pulse D prophylactic protocol to effectively modulate our immunity at large to protect ourselves from covid 19.
20 to 30 is only enough to prevent rickets. We need around sixty to prevent other diseases.
Professor Roger Seheult, MD explains the important role Vitamin D may have in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Dr. Seheult illustrates how Vitamin D works, summarizes the best available data and clinical trials on vitamin D, and discusses vitamin D dosage recommendations.