NHF Issues Challenge For Hospitals To Begin Vitamin D3 Testing
By Bill Sardi
24 April 2020
Scott Tips, President of the National Health Federation, has issued a challenge to obtain Vitamin-D blood levels before patients with respiratory infections are admitted to the hospital. Tips’ challenge comes in the wake of President Donald Trump asking if there is any way ultraviolet radiation can be used to quell ongoing coronavirus infections that have plagued the U.S. over the past three months, forcing a lockdown of the population.
Vitamin D3 is a natural vitamin produced by skin exposure to solar UV radiation.. It is no coincidence that wintertime influenza and coronavirus outbreaks occur when solar UV radiation is low due to the Earth tilting away from the Sun in northern latitudes, and cold weather, which forces people to wear warm clothing that shrouds Sun exposure.
“We should be testing Vitamin-D levels and not just coronavirus levels in the blood circulation,” says Tips.
A newly published paper in Nutrients journal recommends adults begin taking 10,000 units/day of supplemental Vitamin D3 in lieu of 60 minutes of midday sunshine which produces about the same amount of Vitamin D naturally. Respiratory infections are linked with low Vitamin-D blood levels.
A growing body of science, including laboratory, demographic, atmospheric, and human clinical data points to sunshine Vitamin D or the lack thereof as the governing agent in the onset of seasonal viral infections.
“The cold viruses (rhinoviruses, coronaviruses) are always with us, they just don’t erupt into symptoms until our Vitamin-D blood levels are low,” says Tips.
Researchers are calling for Vitamin D to play a role in the management of these infections.
Researchers in Italy, where coronavirus infections have hit the population hard, in light of there being no approved medicine or vaccine for the current pandemic, suggest immediate use of nutrients to prevent infectious disease.
Researchers in Ireland claim there is a 70% protective effect when Vitamin-D deficiency is corrected with dietary supplementation.
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© 2020 Bill Sardi