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Can Vitamin D Help Keep You Safe From COVID-19? A Doctor Breaks It Down

Posted On: Jun 1, 2020   |   Posted By: PopSugar

Can Vitamin D Help Keep You Safe From COVID-19? A Doctor Breaks It Down

With cases of COVID-19 remaining steady in parts of the country , and experts warning that there could be a second wave later this year , folks are understandably looking for answers about how to protect themselves and others. If you've heard murmurings that vitamin D may help prevent or treat the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, don't rush out to stock up on supplements just yet. Here's what we know about the possible connection, and how you can ensure you're getting the vitamin D your body needs , in the safest way possible.
How Does Vitamin D Affect the Immune System?
"Vitamin D is crucial for proper immune function," Habib Sadeghi , DO, founder of Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical Center in Agoura Hills, CA, and author of The Clarity Cleanse , told POPSUGAR. "As an immunomodulator, it's central to regulating the body's immune response by interacting with immune cells that produce vitamin D-activating enzymes. In this way, vitamin D ensures the immune system remains in balance and reacts appropriately...

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