I remember at doctor's appointments over the years, the doctor would check my vitamin D3 levels, citing beneficial effects for my immune system if the number were in the right range.

There seems to be more evidence showing that the vitamin can help protect against the novel coronavirus.

Several studies have shown that COVID-19 patients who are deficient in vitamin D are more likely to experience serious illness, severe complications and increased risk of death. And one study showed that when hospitalized COVID-19 patients took oral vitamin D supplements as part of their treatment, they were significantly less likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit than COVID-19 patients who didn’t receive vitamin D supplements. -hackensackmeridianhealth.org

Vitamin D is absorbed naturally in direct sunlight. We are in the winter months; however, so over the counter vitamin D3 supplements can be found at your local pharmacy or most grocery stores.

Foods that contain vitamin D include fatty fish, egg yolks, mushrooms, milk, yogurt, and some cereals.

Ask your doctor to check your vitamin D level. Taking too much Vitamin D can cause kidney issues, nausea, or vomiting.

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