Preventing Illness – Vitamin D
Vitamin D can be one of the most powerful vitamins in our arsenal to beating the flu before it starts. As reported by the Daily Telegraph, studies show that Vitamin D is used in a complex process that prepare our “T” cells for immune system battles. A deficiency in Vitamin D can hinder our T cells from doing their thing.
Our pediatrician recommended the following doses:
When healthy – Kids: 800IU Adults: 4000 IUs
When sick – Kids: 1600IU Adults: 8000 IUs
NaturalNews reports that 40% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D and that we cannot get enough Vitamin D from diet alone. Exposure to the sun (without sunscreen!) helps a lot, and there are ample vitamin D supplements on the market.
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