Vitamin D Deficiency: Treatment?
Vitamin D deficiency can be treated with natural solutions:
- Get in the sun for 15-20 minutes each day if possible and eat foods rich in vitamin D.
- Turn to dietary supplements in different forms, including prescription ampoules.
- If pregnant: “I can prescribe vitamin D for a pregnant woman who has gestational diabetes because this vitamin helps regulate insulin better.” Dr Cohen-Koubi.
- During menopause: For postmenopausal women, the elderly or people with osteoporosis, daily intake of vitamin D3 is strongly recommended to maintain bone solidification. Vitamin D3 is the one that is best assimilated by the human body.
- Children can also take prescription vitamin D.
A lack of vitamin D has several repercussions on the body:
- On the immune system: Vitamin D is essential for boosting immunity. In the event of a deficiency, it weakens. Even more if the person is stressed: Stress, morale, food, come into play to have an effective immune system. A March 2020 study published by Inserm has highlighted the relationship between stress and reduced functioning of the immune system. Stress hormones stimulate receptors called “β2-adrenergic,” and researchers have found “that β2-adrenergic receptors in particular inhibit the response of certain immune cells, Natural Killer (NK) cells. Stimulated by stress hormones, the β2-adrenergic receptors prevent these Natural Killers from producing a particular type of cytokine required for the elimination of viruses. “
Lack of vitamin D and Covid-19?
“It has been observed that a large number of people developing severe forms of Covid-19 were deficient in vitamin D. If this finding is interesting, we cannot say for the moment that the absence of vitamin D deficiency allows to avoid contamination with Covid-19. Studies are underway to find out if vitamin D can play a role in the prevention or treatment of Covid-19, ” explains Dr Cohen-Koubi.