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We have always known that Vitamin D can help with bone health as well as support the immune system, but never has it been so important to make sure we are doing everything we can to support our health than now, as we are in the midst of Covid-19, a virus our systems have never been exposed to before.

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Recent studies that have been conducted on the impact of Vitamin D on Covid-19 have shown promising results. Researchers found vitamin D can help support the immune system through a number of pathways involved in fighting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The researchers showed that the highest infection and death rates had been recorded among those populations with low Vitamin D concentrations.

In another pilot study at Reina Sofia University hospital which was published in October, they looked at the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on intensive care unit admission and mortality rate among 76 Spanish patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The researchers stated that the administration of a high dose of Vitamin D significantly reduced the need for ICU treatment for hospitalized patients. They noted that high levels of Vitamin D seem to reduce the severity of Covid-19.

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More than 2.5 million at-risk people in England will be offered a free supply of Vitamin D by the Government. Care homes in England will automatically receive supplies of the supplement. Public Health England (PHE) advises everyone to take 10 micro-grams of vitamin D per day between October and early March, particularly the elderly, people who do not go outside and those with dark skin.

So what does this mean for you? You should be increasing your vitamin D intake in order to give your immune system the best possible chance to fight off covid-19. With daylight rapidly decreasing in the U.K., supplementation is the best way to increase your vitamin D levels. 

This is where we can help you. Life Science Health Vitamin D3 has been made in the UK and formulated by health professionals, based on the latest research, to make sure you are taking the highest quality supplement at the optimum dose to protect against complications of COVID-19 and obtain the other benefits Vitamin D offers, such as healthy teeth and protection of bone density reducing the impact of conditions such as osteoporosis.

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You can purchase the Life Science Health Vitamin D3 supplement now on our website. You can also read about the many other health benefits of Vitamin D in our previous blog; “why we should all be taking Vitamin 3 every day”.

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