Why Vitamin D Could Be the Holy Grail of Immunity

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By The Captain April 7, 2020

Wellness Captain Boosting Immunity With Vitamin D

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Why Vitamin D Could Be the Holy Grail of Immunity

Every day, we come in contact with thousands of bacteria, microbes and viruses that could damage our health. Thankfully, a healthy immune system is ready to protect you from any potential threat; clearly, it plays an even bigger part to fight off new viruses we don’t have medication for yet (guess which one?).

I’ll say this loud and clear: right now, our best weapon against SARS-CoV-2 is a strong immune system. It might not seem much but taking care of your immunity quite literally saves your life!

So how can you do that? Vitamin D – Immunity is the answer.

 

A strong ally against illness

The receptors found in vitamin D have a major influence on immune cells: T cells, B cells and antigen presenting cells. Think of these cells as the soldiers on the front line of a battlefield. Whenever a threat shows up, it’s these tiny guys that put in all the effort to keep you healthy.

Why Vitamin D Could Be the Holy Grail of Immunity 1Why Vitamin D Could Be the Holy Grail of Immunity 2But this only happens if the immune system is very well balanced. Taking daily supplements and having a healthy diet are crucial for maintaining this balance by stimulating immune cells.

Lack of Vitamin D is linked to increased autoimmunity and increased chances of infection. Furthermore, the National Institute of Health agrees that vitamin D deficiency is associated with common colds and even influenza.

This powerful nutrient also has other important benefits:

  • Helping weight loss by suppressing the appetite
  • Decreasing chances of heart disease
  • Reducing depression and/or anxiety

 

Supplementing with Vitamin D

Why Vitamin D Could Be the Holy Grail of Immunity 3Clearly, the best way of getting more vitamin D is by adapting your diet accordingly. Some of the best natural sources are salmon, egg yolks, mushrooms, cod liver oil and sardines. As you might now, sun exposure is also a great option!

Why Vitamin D Could Be the Holy Grail of Immunity 4

Considering social isolation, though, spending time outside or eating the aforementioned foods might not be an option.

If you think you need extra vitamin D for immunity (or your physician recommends so), you could opt for this liquid supplement by Thorne Research which is free from gluten, dairy and artificial flavors.



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