Vitamin D is a Ray of Hope
A ray of hope… hope is on the horizon because the sun shining today. And that means that we can get vitamin D from the right part of the Earth’s atmosphere!
Let’s talk about how and what a miraculous thing it can do for us.
In this article, find out answers to these questions:
- What is Vitamin D?
- Importance of getting Vitamin D
- Does Vitamin D help to fight off infections?
- Why should people on prednisone take Vitamin D?
- How can I get Vitamin D?
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. Prednisone is the #1 drug that steals vitamin D and calcium from our bones. Not only that, it also steals other nutrients and affects the normal counts of blood platelets or cells inside the body which can result in different terrible side effects!
What’s interesting is that vitamin D is closely related chemically to the other steroid hormones like prednisone and dexamethasone, which has been the only drug proven to save COVID-19 lives. (Aside from the vaccine, which has 95% efficacy at preventing severe illness from COVID-19 infection.)
Importance of getting Vitamin D
As prednisone steals Vitamin D as well as calcium in our body, getting enough of this vitamin is really essential! This will lessen the possibility of getting osteoporosis and the worst side effect: fractured bones.
And since we are stuck in our homes because of the pandemic, many of us are not getting enough of this vitamin for our body. Sunlight is one of the easiest sources of getting it.
We need to prevent bone loss to avoid horrible side effects in the future.
Do you know that it also helps to fight off infections?
Does it help to fight off infections?
So I’m giving you this information today because I read it from a Harvard doctor. She said that there’s new research that just came out, I’m going to quote them directly.
And it says, “The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was much higher among those with severe COVID illness. Compared with those with mild illness, it’s saying that people who got the very sickest had vitamin D deficiency.”
Does it mean that if you supplement vitamin D that you’ll do better?
Actually, there’s there’s research done by the British Medical Journal that was published two years ago.
This study was before COVID-19, but it showed that for respiratory tract infections, like COVID-19, there was a 12% reduction among participants who had a profound deficiency. And if you gave back the vitamin they had a 70% lower risk of respiratory infection when they were supplementing.
So that’s huge. That could be the difference between life and death.
Another British Medical Journal article editorialized:
“There are now close to 30 or so studies demonstrating that having optimal blood levels of 25(OH)-vitamin D (75-150 nmol/L) reduces covid-19 risks:
- reduced risk of infection;
- reduced risk of severe disease;
- reduced risk of dying.”
Now that we know so much research has been done, the next step is to find out the best way to get vitamin D.
How to get Vitamin D?
- Foods that have high Vitamin D content
- Nutranize® Zone™
Getting that vitamin is really easy and cheap. It is one of the best ways that you can! You just go outside and be in the sun and it’s totally free!
…As long as you’re doing it at the right time of day. That’s the key.
So how do you know when you can actually get vitamin D from the Sun?
Well, there’s this cool app my friend told me about called D Minder.
If you give it permission to know your location, it will tell you exactly when the sun is in the sky to give you the right rays for vitamin D. If you tell the app how much skin you are exposing, it’ll tell you exactly how long you need to stay out there for optimum levels and when to stop so that you avoid sunburn.
Staying outside for too long just to get vitamin D will get you a sunburn! If your time is just right, you can still protect yourself from the worst ways of getting skin cancer.
So that’s the first and easiest free way to get vitamin D!
Foods that have High Vitamin D Content
The best way you do is also to consume this vitamin by eating foods that contain vitamin D. This is a list of foods that contain vitamin D:
- Salmon, Mackerel, and other oily fish
- Orange juice and other fortified foods
- Red Meat
There are a few foods like mackerel and salmon, and even some kinds of eggs have this vitamin in them. It depends on where, where the chicken was, whether they were able to free-range or not. And so you can get vitamin D from food.
But you really can’t get enough vitamin D from food alone. And so that brings us to supplementing.
Most Americans, we live a high enough latitude that we need to supplement unless we are getting enough sunlight. That’s why you should use vitamin D3. If you are going to be supplementing now, you can get it as a stand alone pill all by itself for really cheap at any grocery store or pharmacy, really anywhere. It’s really easy to get. You don’t need to be supplementing anything else if that’s the only reason you’re doing it.
Why People on Prednisone Need Vitamin D
But if you are taking prednisone or any other steroid, you should be taking calcium with the vitamin D because the doctors who prescribe prednisone the most, the rheumatologists, said that everyone on prednisone for a certain amount of time, a certain dose should be taking calcium and vitamin D every day, while they’re taking prednisone.
This is because prednisone causes osteoporosis. If you take vitamin D while you are on prednisone, you’re not only helping your bone health to maintain your spine and all your other little bones so that they don’t get bone loss, thin, crack, break and compress.
Imagine the little hunched over look of an old woman with osteoporosis.
Taking vitamin D also helps your immune system to give you the best chance to fight the infection!
Prednisone on its own steals vitamin D. So you can use just over-the-counter supplements and it will help you to fight those two things.
But Good News!
I have another way to get vitamin D that I created specifically for people on prednisone.
It’s called the Nutranize Zone. By just taking two in the morning and two at bedtime, these give you the vitamins that prednisone is stealing, including vitamin D. Vitamin D is one of the 9+ nutrients prednisone steals.
So if you take this with prednisone, you fight back against how prednisone is stealing vitamin D. You’ll follow those evidence-based guidelines from rheumatologists, and you’ll be giving your immune system the best chance possible!
Get 100% of your daily value of Vitamin D by taking Nutranize Zone today!
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