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Coronavirus & Vitamin-D: Can Vitamin-D Protect Against Corona Virus?

 Coronavirus & Vitamin-D: Due to the increasing havoc and danger of Corona virus epidemic, suddenly there is a discussion of food items that can promote immunity.

Coronavirus & Vitamin-D: Can Vitamin-D Protect Against Corona Virus?

No treatment has yet been found for the corona virus, and this is why it seems difficult to end the lockdown.  This is the reason that all people are resorting to vitamins and supplements to avoid this deadly infection and increase their immunity.

 According to research conducted last month, vitamin-D supplementation may play an important role in resistance to respiratory diseases such as the corona virus.

 According to a research published in Irish Medical General, vitamins can reduce the severity of the disease.  Also, in this research, adults have been advised to eat 20-50 micrograms of vitamin-D a day.

 At the same time, England Public Health has advised people to take vitamin-D supplements throughout the spring and summer seasons due to the corona virus.

Before we talk about the benefits related to vitamin-D and how effective they are in fighting against the corona virus, it is important to know that what is vitamin D?

What is vitamin D and why is it needed?

 Vitamin-D is also called sunshine vitamin because it is produced by the body in response to sunlight.  It belongs to a group of soluble vitamins, ie it is stored in our fat cells and is useful in the metabolism of calcium (metabolism) and bone formation.  Therefore it is said that it increases the absorption of calcium and phosphate in the body.

 It also plays an important role in our immune system, so it is necessary to have a good and strong immunity.

 Pulses, eggs, nettle and mutton are good sources of vitamin-D.  Apart from this, it also occurs in milk and cereals.

Can Vitamin-D protect against the corona virus?

 Vitamin-D plays an important role in the proper functioning of the immune system, which is the first defense in the body against viruses and germs.

According to research, vitamins have anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties, which are very important for the functioning of the immune system.

Low levels of vitamin-D have been linked to increased risk of infection, diseases, and immune-related conditions.  Many research has found that vitamin-D promotes immunity and also prevents respiratory infections.

Vitamin-D deficiency common in India

 Vitamin-D deficiency is a common problem throughout the world.  In particular, it is 80–90 percent in India.

Lack of balance diet, lack of adequate sun rays and excess melanin in the skin are important reasons behind this.  Apart from this, there is also a deficiency of Vitamin-D due to kidney and liver problems.

What happens with vitamin-D deficiency

Due to its deficiency, the bones are weak, due to which the chances of bone breakdown are increased.

In addition, vitamin-D deficiency can cause infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorder, dyslipidemia, and cancer.

How to prevent vitamin-D deficiency

 Take the rays of the sun, sit for some time in the sun despite the lockdown, whether for a walk or a workout on a stick.  Along with this, eat a balanced diet.

 Include things like pulses, yogurt, munchies, eggs and meat in your meal as well as seasonal vegetables and fruits.

 Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or problems.

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