Vitamin D3 important role in virus protection
Vitamin D insufficiency is widespread as so many people work indoors in the winter months. A 2022 systematic review of the role of Vitamin D and Covid concluded:
Vitamin D supplementation might play an important role in protecting from acute respiratory infections like SARS CoV2, and in high-risk individuals with COVID 19 from progressing to critical clinical condition and reducing mortality (Ref.)
Health professionals now recommend D3 supplements
Vitamin D supplements are now widely recommended by health professionals and government experts, including Public Health England.
The largest meta review (Ref.) on vitamin D stated:
“Emerging research supports the possible role of vitamin D against cancer, heart disease, fractures and falls, autoimmune diseases, influenza, type-2 diabetes, and depression. Many health care providers have increased their recommendations for vitamin D supplementation to at least 1000 IU”.
Many other studies (Ref.) recommend 1,000 to 2,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D daily.
Natural Vitamin D3
Vitamin D not only contributes to the normal function of the immune system, but is essential to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function, to normal blood calcium levels and the absorption of calcium. So, it is important for a strong, healthy heart as well a viral defence.
The government approved Health Claims for vitamin D are several:
Contributes to the normal function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division
Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function
Contributes to normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus and contributes to normal blood calcium levels.
Uni-Vite’s Vitamin D3 is a high strength, 2,000 IU natural vitamin D3 supplement designed for the winter months. Costing under 4p a day, it should be a daily supplement for every family member over the age of 12.