• Juanita Weaver-Reiss

What is your number?

Do you feel like this?

Your Vitamin D level is important to know for these two reasons:


  • It seems to have a direct link to outcomes from Covid-19

  • It has been shown to protect against respiratory infections - flu, colds.


All of the information we are hearing can feel overwhelming. The news media is talking about the virus 24/7. We feel afraid.


From the constant news feeds, to the stress of financial issues, to not sure what is going to happen in even the next month. It all can lead to a feeling of not being in control of too much.


Good news!


Improving your immune system can help prevent infections!


Steps to take to improve your immune system


  1. Know your number - your Vitamin D number!

  2. Get enough sleep

  3. Get activity

  4. Eat a healthy diet



What is the big deal about Vitamin D anyway?


And why it is important to know your number (and then do something about it).

Usually bones are mentioned in relationship to vitamin D. Vitamin D is needed to build strong bones and has a relationship to calcium as well.

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that also functions in many other areas of the body besides just bone health.


  • Vitamin D is also important for a person's immune system and the health of the immune system

  • Keeps lungs healthy

  • Has other functions also


After studying the Covid global data, a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates was identified. Researchers found in countries that had a high Covid-19 mortality rates, such as Italy, Spain, and the UK, had lower vitamin D levels compared to patients in countries that were not as affected. https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2020/05/vitamin-d-appears-to-play-role-in-covid-19-mortality-rates/ https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m810/rr-24


One billion!



That is the number of people worldwide who are Vitamin D deficient! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532266/


Vitamin D can protect against respiratory infections


How does Vitamin protect against respiratory infections like the cold and flu?


Vitamin D protects the lungs from infection by increasing antimicrobial peptides that are located in your white blood cells, and cell lining of the lungs. It also acts to control your immune system from over reacting to infections. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2870528/?report=reader

https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583


Your Vitamin D level is important to know for these two reasons:

  • It seems to have a direct link to outcomes from Covid-19

  • It has been shown to protect against respiratory infections - flu, colds.


Take charge - know your number!


If your doctor won't order the test for you, you can get your number by going to a lab such as Compunet, or Quest.


GET YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS TESTED and optimized.



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