Vitamin D Protects from H1N1

SunshineMother Nature’s Sunshine Vitamin Provides Powerful Protection From the Flu

If you are worried about the swine flu this year, know that you have some natural alternatives to improving immune function.  Scientific research continues to make a connection between low levels of vitamin D and viral infections.

Vitamin D is made in the skin where ultraviolet radiation converts cholesterol into an inactive form of the vitamin.  From there, vitamin D travels to both the liver and the kidneys to become activated. Active Vitamin D has been shown to help control blood pressure, regulate muscle tone, regulate blood sugar, protect the body from cancer, fight autoimmune disease, stave off depression, and more.

How does a vitamin protect us from infection?

Vitamin D regulates how your immune system functions

  • Enhances sentinel white blood cells (natural killer cells and T-cells) that protect your body from infections
  • Helps control the body’s inflammatory response

Vitamin D regulates how well your body absorbs calcium and other minerals

  • These mineral share a role in producing biochemicals that support immunity
  • These minerals help your nervous system communicate with your immune system

Vitamin D helps control your blood sugar levels

  • It has been well established that abnormal blood sugar levels suppress the immune function and healing.

Vitamin D is a poweful antioxidant

  • It works by protecting and repairing your DNA from free radicals and damage

Many studies have shown that vitamin D helps to prevent the flu…

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Medical References on Vitamin D and the Flu:

  1. Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D. Epidemiol Infect. 2006 Dec;134(6):1129–40. Review.
  2. On the Epidemiology of Influenza. Virol J. 2008 Feb 25;5:29. Review.
  3. Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D. Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Oct;135(7):1091–2; author reply 1092–5.
  4. Use of Vitamin D in Clinical Practice.  Altern Med Rev. 2008 Mar;13(1):6–20. Review.
  5. Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2008 Jan;9(1):107–18.
  6. An association of serum vitamin D concentrations < 40 nmol/L with acute respiratory tract infection in young Finnish men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):714–7.
  7. Association of subclinical vitamin D deficiency in newborns with acute lower respiratory infection and their mothers. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr;63(4):473–7.
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