Published on December 3, 2020

ABC News reports on vitamin D and COVID-19 – Where’s the ACTION?

Today, we are sharing a video of an ABC News Report featuring former trauma surgeon Dr. L. Ray Matthews, who discusses the importance of vitamin D and the impact it may have on COVID-19 and other diseases. Our hope is for you to share this national news clip along with our response below with those around you and those who are in places of making a difference. Spread the word about the potential benefits of incorporating vitamin D into the standard of care for improved health outcomes for COVID-19 and other diseases, along with information anyone can use to take the research on vitamin D and implement it for their own health.

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After watching the video, be sure to make note of our added details below!

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Important Vitamin D Details

Here is a quick summary of what this video discusses, along with additional information and details about vitamin D:

Vitamin D is a hormone – but it is important not to exclude its role as a vitamin or nutrient and what is called a signaling molecule

Vitamin D is essential to immune and inflammatory responses – there are many ways vitamin D is involved in the immune response, from increasing white blood cells to fighting infection and decreasing inflammation

At least half of the population does not have enough vitamin D!

Vitamin D has been shown to decrease hospitalization rate, length of stay, and hospital costs

Higher vitamin D levels are related to:

a decreased risk of testing positive for COVID-19

better clinical outcomes among patients with COVID-19

less severe COVID-19 disease

decreased risk of death due to COVID-19

as well as many other diseases

Everyone needs vitamin D! Here’s how to tell how much you might need, and who may need more – people who are overweight or who have darker skin are among those at increased risk of deficiency.

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There is now much published research that supports a clear link between vitamin D and COVID-19 – this video just barely touches on what has already been published. It’s TIME to start saving lives! If you can help PREVENT the majority of the death, it’s time! What’s it costing you/us not to take action NOW?  Be sure to educate yourself on the benefits and importance of vitamin D for immune health, and take steps to ensure you and your loved ones are getting enough.

You can review all of the COVID-19 and immune health information we have shared on this page.

Ensure Vitamin D Levels of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) for You, Your Children, Loved Ones

Correcting a vitamin D deficiency at any age and any time of life decrease potential disease severity and improve outcomes! Test your vitamin D level today, learn what steps to take to improve your level, and take action to achieve and maintain a vitamin D level of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).

Using the GrassrootsHealth Custom Kit Builder, you can create a test kit that measures your status of vitamin D and other important nutrients (such as omega-3s, zinc and magnesium), as well as your CRP level to measure inflammation. Click here to build and order your test kit today – measure your status and take the steps necessary to improve them if needed; make an impact on your health today and for your future! When you know what your levels are, you can determine next steps to take and how much supplementation may be needed if you are not at your target levels.

Enroll now with the Full Immune Boost Panel (which includes tests for vitamin D, Omega-3 Index, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, and hsCRP), and get 10% off when you use coupon code BoostTen at checkout.

How Can You Use this Information for YOUR Health?

Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Measuring is the only way to make sure you are getting enough!

STEP 1 Order your at-home blood spot test kit to measure vitamin D and other nutrients of concern to you, such as omega-3s, magnesium, essential and toxic elements (zinc, copper, selenium, lead, cadmium, mercury); include hsCRP as a marker of inflammation or HbA1c for blood sugar health

STEP 2 Answer the online questionnaire as part of the GrassrootsHealth study

STEP 3 Using our educational materials and tools (such as our dose calculators), assess your results to determine if you are in your desired target range or if actions should be taken to get there

STEP 4 After 3-6 months of implementing your changes, re-test to see if you have achieved your target level(s)

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