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3 Minute ReadEducation by David Levesley
21.12.21 (Updated 12.10.22)
Throughout the rise of COVID-19 and its variants, there has been frequent conversation about whether Vitamin D supplementation is helpful for protecting people from either the virus itself, or in lessening its impact if you catch it.
At LYMA we are serious about evidence-based wellness and are pro Vitamin D for all round general health - hence why the powerful, proven Vita-algae D3™ is one of our hero ingredients, dosed at 2,000 i.u. (the optimal level proven by clinical trials).
We are glad to see science is now also backing Vitamin D in the fight against the pandemic: a study published by The Royal Society noted that "evidence linking Vitamin D deficiency with COVID-19 severity is circumstantial but considerable." Whilst another found that the countries in Europe with lower Vitamin D rates also had higher COVID-19 death rates.
Campbell also confirms that Vitamin K2 plays a vital role in the efficacy of supplementary Vitamin D.
The report suggests the Vitamin D maintenance dose may need to be at the higher end for certain groups:
Vitamin K2 will take any calcium and prevent it from going from the blood into tissue (and provide a healthy amount to bones.) By doing this, it prevents unnecessary calcification.
Prof. Paul Clayton, Leading Scientist in Personal and Preventative Medicine
"Vitamin D improves the uptake of calcium and magnesium, and then the K helps to build those elements into bone.
"If you are aiming at immune health, D and K work together in a different way," he says. "D improves certain aspects of innate and adaptive immunity, K adds some anti-inflammatory benefits."
The NHS suggests that you should be able to get "all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet." Dr Campbell recommends supplementing with additional Vitamin K if you're increasing the amount of Vitamin D you are taking.
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