1 Tip To Cut Your Flu Risk In Half!

Since we are officially about one full week into Autumn, at least here in the northern hemisphere, I thought I’d do a quick video covering some research I recently stumbled upon.

A video most relevant for this season and the next. Providing a piece of advice that many of you may not have even considered!

As the video title suggests: a simple-to-implement tip that halves your chance of influenza!

Of course, that is on top of taking other hygeinic precautions, and maintaining good health practices.

There was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal American Society for Nutrition that investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on the incidence of seasonal influenza in 167 schoolchildren.

One group was administered a placebo, while the other group was dosed 1,200 IUs of vitamin D3 daily, from mid-December through to late-March.

The results demonstrate that vitamin D3 supplementation had a significant impact on specific health outcomes!

The children administered vitamin D3 experienced approximately 42% REDUCED incidence of influenza versus those who took the placebo. They also experienced 17% reduced incidence of asthma attacks.

And this kinda goes hand-in-hand with another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, published in the journal BMJ which demonstrated that supplementation with vitamin D3 may reduce the overall infectiousness of patients with frequent respiratory tract infections, as well as lowering their odds of requiring antibiotics by about 60%.

Keep in mind, during the colder months in the northern hemisphere, people have less circulating vitamin D in their bloodstream compared to the warmer, sunnier months. And scientists theorize that this could be a culprit for the routine Flu seasons that stretch from November through to the Spring.

And, really, if you live anywhere that you cannot obtain quality daily sunlight, and therefore risk suffering from a vitamin D deficiency, and there are more than 3 million cases of vitamin D deficiency in the US per year alone, this is where supplementation can come in handy!

A deficiency in vitamin D can also come with numerous serious health risks, such as increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, and even cancer.

And, in men, low levels of vitamin D has been associated with diminished testosterone levels, which can cause sexual difficulties and reduced fertility.

So, it is not a deficiency you’d want to find yourself experiencing.

As for vitamin D toxicity, according to the Mayo Clinic, it is uncommon in otherwise HEALTHY people, key word there being healthy, who supplement with the vitamin.

They elaborate that it takes 50,000 IUs a day of vitamin D, for several months, to cause toxicity. Which is almost 42 times more per day than what was given to the schoolchildren in the first study I shared.

Nonetheless, I am not a doctor, and Mayo Clinic still advises that you should talk to your doctor before taking vitamin and mineral supplements.

But, in case you’re interested, I personally use this >>>SHOW MY D3 SUPP<<< vegan D3 product, which is sourced from lichen.

For your convenience, I’ve put an Amazon link to that product in the description below. You can thank me later.

Anyhow… I hope you all found this episode informative, and can put it to good use for the coming seasons!

Please drop some comments below, and share your thoughts.

REFERENCES

Doctor’s Best Best Vegan D3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E816ROU?ie=UTF8&tag=cormcc01-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B00E816ROU

Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation to prevent seasonal influenza A in schoolchildren http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/91/5/1255

Supplement containing vitamin D halves chance of flu http://ergo-log.com/supplement-containing-vitamin-d-halves-chance-of-flu.html

Vitamin D3 supplementation in patients with frequent respiratory tract infections: a randomised and double-blind intervention study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23242238

Suffer from continuous colds? Try vitamin D3 http://ergo-log.com/continuous-colds-try-vitamin-d3.html

Vitamin D Deficiency http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/vitamin-d-deficiency#1

Serum vitamin D levels and hypogonadism in men. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25044703

What is vitamin D toxicity, and should I worry about it since I take supplements? http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-d-toxicity/faq-20058108

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