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Your Health, Covid-19, the Flu and the enormous importance of Vitamin D!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:51 am
by savvy_lass
And why you should ensure that you always obtain sufficient Vitamin D by solar and dietary means!

• Everyone knows that we get Vitamin D from the Sun.
The two forms of Vitamin D are D2, Ergocalciferol, and D3, Cholecalciferol.
D3 is the kind we get when we are directly exposed to sun rays.
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The sun’s Ultraviolet B rays, UVB, convert Cholesterol in your skin endogenously into Vitamin D3.
✘ See Footnote a below
The body then stores excess Vitamin D in Fat Cells, while the Liver and Kidneys convert it as needed through a process called hydroxylation into Calcitriol to be utilised by the body’s cells.
✘ See Footnote b below

Most cells in the body have a receptor for this Vitamin and hence it is used by the body for large range of functions.
Vitamin D is Fat soluble and is stored in the Liver and adipose tissue (fat), thus it can accumulate in these cells and taking too much of this Vitamin can cause toxicity over time due to the slow elimination or usage-depletion of this Vitamin.
  • The standard recommendation is to have a concentration of between 20 and 50 nanograms / milliliter, ng/mL, of Calcitriol/Vitamin D in your blood.

    Another measure is nano mol, where:
    • 1 nmol/L = 0.4 ng/mL,
    and visa-versa
    • 1 ng/mL = 2.5 nmol/L.

A range of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] Concentrations is given as follows:

ng/mL nmol/L Level
>60ng/mL 150nmol/L consider high or too high ****
20 – 50ng/mL 50 - 125nmol/L Normal Range
<20ng/mL 50nmol/L considered too low and supplementation should be implemented
<12ng/mL 30nmol/L acute deficiency
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****Note that some Protocols for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 and for the elimination of the Spike Protein being injected with these ‘Covid-Vaccines’ call for concentrations of 100mg/mL as a short term, e.g. 21 days, counter measure!

Maintenance Dosage:
  • 1 Capsule of 1.25 mg Cholecalciferol / Vitamin D3 per month
    or 100 mcg (micro grams) or 400 IU, per Day of Cholecalciferol, i.e. Vitamin D3.
• This can be adjusted according to needs following prudent guidelines as outlined below.

Vitamin D has many functions:
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agent
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  • Keeping the Lungs free of infections due to its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Prevention of High Blood Pressure; the higher the Vitamin D concentration the more likely Blood Pressure stays normal
  • Brain acuity; low Vitamin D has been associated with cognitive impairment.
  • Keeping the Kidneys healthy and aiding its vital functions
  • Keeping a normal Weight level. Low levels of Vitamin D are impairing the ‘Appetite Hormone’ Leptin, to cause Food cravings leading to obesity.
  • Vitamin D aids in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphate which is essential for healthy bones.
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    Progression of Osteoporosis

    Insufficient Vitamin D causes Osteomalacia i.e. soft Bones, Osteoporosis and rickets in children i.e. deformation of the bones.
    This is via a process governed by the Parathyroid which balances the Calcium in the body; if there is insufficient Vitamin D the Parathyroid withdraws Calcium from the Bones to maintain the appropriate level.
  • Modulation of Cell growth
  • Glucose metabolism
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♦ Vitamin D is a very important component of Covid-19 or Influenza/Cold prevention Protocols!
Read more here!

Vitamin D deficiency can have many symptoms:
  • Frequently catching a Cold/Flu
  • Tiredness and low energy
  • Lower Back pain and general pain of the bones
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
  • MS, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Depression, Anxiety and Moodiness.
  • Hypocalcemic Tetany; i.e. Muscle Cramps
  • Loss of Hair particularly in women
  • Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia

The official Recommended Daily Allowance, RDA, is:
Person Dosage max Dosage
Adults 600 IU not exceeding 4,000 IU
Over 70 years 800 IU not exceeding 4,000 IU
Babies 0 – 6 months 300 IU not exceeding 1,000 IU
Babies 6 – 12 months 400 IU not exceeding 1,500 IU
Children 1 – 3 years 600 IU not exceeding 2,500 IU
Children 4 – 10 years 600 IU not exceeding 3,000 IU


Dietary sources of Vitamin D are:
Food Measure IU % of RDA
Cod-Liver Oil 1 Tablespoon 1,300 IU 215 % of RDA
Salmon 100 grams 520 IU 86 % of RDA
White Mushrooms; grown with sun exposure ½ Cup 360 IU 60% of RDA
Tuna canned 100 grams 180 IU 30% of RDA
Mackerel 100 grams 80 IU 13% of RDA
Beef Liver 100 grams 48 IU 8% of RDA
Egg Yolk 1 Yolk 40 IU 6.5% of RDA
Mushrooms 1 Cup 33 IU 5.5% of RDA

Conversion of µg to IU
  • Cholecalciferol: 1 µg per 40 IU

For a RDA of 800 this equates to 20µg of Cholecalciferol or 0.02 mg

✘ Footnotes

• Footnote a
This process is highly dependent upon the physiology of the individual. Some people, elderly in particular, have thin skin and low subcutaneous fat tissue and thus get insufficient Vitamin D3 from this process.
Also for dark skinned people the high Melanin content in the Epidermis prevents the sun's UVB radiation to produce sufficient Vitamin D3.

• Footnote b
Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, foods, and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation. The first hydroxylation, which occurs in the liver, converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], also known as “calcidiol.”
The second hydroxylation occurs primarily in the kidney and forms the physiologically active 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D], also known as “calcitriol”.