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Vitamin D doesn't prevent COVID-19, other respiratory infections, studies find

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2 hours ago, Gecko123 said:

Not sure where you're located, but milk in Thailand is generally not fortified with Vitamin D as it is in many Western countries. Unfortified milk is actually low in Vitamin D.


Not going to wade into the Covid-19 debate, but have read that high percentages of the population have a Vitamin D deficiency and there are lots of non Covid-related benefits to monitoring Vit D intake.  Have been taking cod liver oil and eating more canned fish in past 2 years after discovering dairy in Thailand was not fortified.



I have multivitamin pill.  We've all been taking them.  I'm in a very poor area of Issan and unfortunately it's really hard to find descent vegetables, fruit, etc. Also it makes me feel I'm covering the bases.  Perhaps even a placebo effect is good. 


Interesting enough a half hour of sun is 10,000 to 20,000 IU of vitamin D.  The recommended daily intake is 600 IU.


"Another study found that 30 minutes of midday summer sun exposure in Oslo, Norway was equivalent to consuming 10,000–20,000 IU of vitamin D (8Trusted Source)."



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As many people have already mentioned and indeed even this study, there's a correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and severe Covid as well as a generally compromised immune system. What people have failed to mention is that many people actually do suffer from vitamin D deficiency. In fact, as a study on the subject concludes: "Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition worldwide"



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3126987/#:~:text=Vitamin D deficiency is the,countries (19-21).

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On 9/11/2022 at 1:44 PM, Neeranam said:

Don't believe a word, I'm going out to the pool. 

And in doing so you will pick up enough vitamin D for the day in about 15 minutes.



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