Vitamin D Can Help You in the Fight Against COVID-19
It is common knowledge how the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc in the world. However, from this havoc, there also emerged numerous disruptions in the field of medicine as everyone in the medical fraternity – doctors, epidemiologists, and researchers alike – attempted to find ways to tackle the virus, and find a cure.
These disruptions – be it vaccinations, innovative methods of testing and detection, and drugs that boost immunity – have not only saved innumerable lives but also given the world a better understanding of the nature of the virus and how to prevent themselves from getting infected. More generally, the virus and the innovations in medicine as a response have made people more aware of the importance of strengthening their immune systems.
The development of medicine to help everyone and most importantly, knowing the importance of the vitamins and minerals we already have and how to use them. One of those essential and lifesaving vitamins is Vitamin D. This vitamin has proven to prevent people from contracting the virus and protecting them from it naturally.
Our human body is a mysterious one. There is so much we don’t know about it, however, there is also so much information that can help us save ourselves and many others. That was the case with the Covid-19 Virus.
The virus has had many DNA changes and is evolving rapidly. With evolution, we have also seen many changes in the symptoms – but the common symptom of each variant is the weakening of our immune and respiratory systems.
Cold and fever have been symptoms from the beginning and, continue to be so. And nothing helps beat cold and fever other better than a good dose of iron and Vitamin D.
There is no running from the infection, but there is definitely a way to fight it. Vitamin D has proven to be one of those miracle vitamins to prevent us from contracting the deadly virus. Even if we did, Vitamin D helps our immune systems fight it.
It is proven that people with Vitamin D deficiency are 54% more likely to contract the virus, and even have a risk of death. The outbreaks of COVID-19 were more prominent in the winters when there is the least amount of sunlight, a natural source of Vitamin D.
There are some more natural sources of Vitamin D that you can make use of to fight COVID. The best way is to eat food that is rich in Vitamin D.
One of the most common sources of Vitamin D is Oranges. Fresh oranges or orange juice could be your source of Vitamin D. Other foods that are rich in Vitamin D are fish, milk, and cheese. Fish liver and fish oils are also commonly consumed but if you do not prefer them, fatty fishes like salmon and trout can be consumed as well.
Another way of stocking up on Vitamin D is the sun. Early morning sunlight is rich in Vitamin D, and getting exposed to it will definitely help you in fighting the disease.
Research proves that people with more and more exposure to sunlight are less vulnerable to getting affected by the virus – while the ones who are less exposed to sunlight are not.
You can also consume Vitamin D supplements, which will increase the concentration of Vitamin D in your body and boost your immune system.
With the knowledge of the sources to acquire Vitamin D like the Vitamin D supplements and Vitamin D-rich foods, the question arises – what does Vitamin D do that helps us fight COVID?
Well, Vitamin D is proven to have health benefits concerning the bones, the skin, immune cells, and blood vessels among many other systems in the human body. Recent studies have shown that it also benefits respiratory systems.
Considering that the coronavirus mainly affects the respiratory system and weakens the immune system, Vitamin D helps us strengthen our immune and respiratory systems in order to fight the virus.
Age is also a factor in terms of vulnerability to COVID-19 too. Older people with less than strong immune systems are more susceptible to the virus. But it is not even possible for most to have access to regular sunlight without discomfort. In that case, Vitamin D supplementation is the answer to protecting them. With good Vitamin D-rich food intake and Vitamin D supplementation, it is possible to save them from the adverse effects of COVID-19.
Moreover, Vitamin-D supplements have no reported side effects – The U.S. Institute of Medicine has reported that there were no side effects reported in people given daily doses <10,000 IU/d. ZIM Laboratories makes it easier for people to intake Vitamin D by producing the same in the form of Oral Thin Films. Oral Thin Films are a unique dosage form developed through a state of the art and patented Thinoral™ technology.
What makes it better than any other drug delivery method is the convenience it provides, making adherence a norm rather than a challenge. Its fast disintegration provides rapid action without the need for water. Moreover, it’s easy to carry and easy to administer which is why the patients would find it convenient to take it as and when they need it.
With Thinoral Technology, drug manufacturers can produce drugs that have unit-dose precision and accuracy along with a stable shelf life that enables a wide range of offerings for a single drug composition.You can know more about Thinoral™ Technology here.
About ZIM Laboratories
ZIM is an innovative drug delivery solution provider focusing on improving patient convenience and adherence to drug intake. We offer a range of technology-based drug delivery solutions and non-infringing proprietary manufacturing processes for the production and supply of innovative and differentiated generic pharmaceutical products to our customers globally. ZIM provides its customers with a comprehensive range of value-added solid dosage differentiated generic products in semi-finished and finished categories/formulations. These include granules, pellets (sustained, modified, extended-release), taste-masked powders, suspensions, tablets, capsules, and its recently developed Oral Thin Films (OTF).