Dr. Berg: The Ignored Pandemic: Vitamin D Deficiency – Defeat Cytokine storm w/ Covid-19

The Ignored Pandemic: Vitamin D Deficiency

5/1/20

Dr. Eric Berg DC

Why do I consider vitamin D deficiency, “the ignored pandemic?” Find out in this video.

Timestamps:

0:00 Why the ignored pandemic is vitamin D deficiency

0:32 The importance of vitamin D

0:56 Who’s most at risk for vitamin D deficiency?

1:30 How vitamin D affects the immune system

3:50 Causes of vitamin D deficiency

In this video, I want to talk to you about vitamin D deficiency—the ignored pandemic. There are over 1 billion people in the world who struggle with vitamin D deficiency or vitamin D insufficiency.

Vitamin D is vital to over 200 biochemical reactions. In fact, 5% of the genome is influenced by vitamin D.

China, India, South America, and the Middle East are at the highest risk of vitamin D deficiency. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are also at a high risk of vitamin D deficiency.

What happens when you are vitamin D deficient?

• T-helper cells have a difficult time working

• T-regulatory cells cannot function properly

• Iron is inhibited in many cells

• Immune cells themselves require vitamin D support

• Macrophages cannot function with vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for preventing and recovering from illness and disease. It plays a significant roll in cardiovascular health, blood pressure levels, diabetes prevention, and so much more.

If you have family members who have health problems, it’s important to get them on vitamin D—especially with COVID-19.

The best source of vitamin D is sunlight. Keep in mind that, as you get older, the body has a difficult time absorbing sunlight and creating vitamin D naturally. Clothing, living far from the equator, pollution, dark skin color, skin health, sunblock, bad genetics, infections, and malabsorption problems can all affect the amount of vitamin D you can absorb.

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