Research has shown that vitamin D supplentation helps respiratory tract infections.
African Americans are deficient in the vitamin and will bear the brunt of Coronavirus fatalities.
Especially those living above 37th parallel(the Vitamin D line) e.g. ST Louis ,Chicago New York MUST supplement in winter. Doctors recommend 5,000 – 50,000 units daily for melanin dominant individuals.
African-Americans have a population mean serum 25(OH)D level of 16 ng/mL, whereas white Americans have a level of 26 ng/mL. Africans on the continent is 44 ng/mL. Basically based on genetic factors it’s no wonder why African Americans are dying at a higher rate. Much more Vitamin D is needed, this is the root of the pandemic and health disparities.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the dispropoinate number of Black people with
Autism in children especially males
Diabetes type 1 and type 2
HIV / AIDS (along with magnesium deficiency)
Sickle Cell Anemia
internal infections eg. nail/toenail fungal infections
Premature births and complications
Vitamin D deficiency decreases life expectancy and increases mortality in trauma. Dr. L. Ray Matthews suggests that increasing Vitamin D levels will decrease all cause mortality especially in African American females.
Vitamin D inAfrican Americans
Common myths DEBUNKED about Vitamin D
You CANNOT get enough Vitamin D from a multivitamin
You CANNOT get enough Vitamin D even from D fortified foods e.g. milk, orange juice
You CANNOT get enough Vitamin D from sitting by a window in your car or house, DIRECT sunlight is necessary
You CANNOT get enough Vitamin D in winter if you live north of Atlanta or the 37th parallel in winter, even if you sunbathe.
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