According to a new study by researchers at London’s Queen Mary University, vitamin D may help us to battle such common winter ailments as colds and the influenza.
Of course, those diseases most often show up in the winter months when our vitamin D levels are traditionally the lowest because of less contact with the sun that naturally transforms our cholesterol into vitamin D. The study also revealed that taking vitamin D regularly is the most effective way of bolstering a person’s immune system.
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Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D has health benefits beyond its effect on muscle and bone, what it is most known for, and could lead the way for new public health policies, such as infusing food with the vitamin.
“The bottom line is that the protective effects of vitamin D supplementation are strongest in those who have the lowest vitamin D levels, and when supplementation is given daily or weekly rather than in more widely spaced doses,” says professor Adrian Martineau from QMUL, a lead researcher in the study, in a university release.
“By demonstrating this new benefit of vitamin D, our study strengthens the case for introducing food fortification to improve vitamin D levels in countries such as the UK where profound vitamin D deficiency is common,” he continues.
There have been several studies reporting on the health benefits of vitamin D, including many suggesting it is effective in combatting the coronavirus that also impacts a person’s respiratory system: